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    Default Yu Suzuki has (fortunately not) left Sega.

    Sega is now officially dead.

    The man that single handedly designed a good portion of Sega's greatest home and arcade titles has left the building.

    http://www.joystiq.com/2008/08/12/yu...sega-employee/

    Microsoft - hire him quick!!!!

    EDIT - Changed the title over the news. *phew*
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    yeah this imo is very bad news (they do still work with yuji naka a bit but...) MS would do well to snatch him up. I guess this means shenmue is truly dead? (I can't imagine someone else working on it, maybe he holds some rights to it?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by otaku View Post
    yeah this imo is very bad news (they do still work with yuji naka a bit but...) MS would do well to snatch him up. I guess this means shenmue is truly dead? (I can't imagine someone else working on it, maybe he holds some rights to it?)
    If it is, he should at least release a novel that ends the series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megasdkirby View Post
    If it is, he should at least release a novel that ends the series.

    I want closure!
    You're not kidding. I absolutely adored both Shenmue games, and seeing the ending to the second game was just crushing because I knew that the sequel would never come. This just reaffirms that.

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    I hope Nintendo gets him. Just picturing what he could do on the wii gets my heart skipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diskoboy View Post
    Sega is now officially dead.

    The man that single handedly designed a good portion of Sega's greatest home and arcade titles has left the building.

    http://www.joystiq.com/2008/08/12/yu...sega-employee/

    Micrsosoft - hire him quick!!!!
    It's true that the man is one of the greatest game designers that ever lived, but one man leaving won't destroy Sega. Now will be a good time for some young maverick designer to move to the corner office and show Sega some fresh ideas. Even Yu Suzuki had to start on the low end of the ladder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clownzilla View Post
    It's true that the man is one of the greatest game designers that ever lived, but one man leaving won't destroy Sega. Now will be a good time for some young maverick designer to move to the corner office and show Sega some fresh ideas. Even Yu Suzuki had to start on the low end of the ladder.
    Still got phoenix rye I think ;p

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    This is untrue, he still works for sega, check the update news on joystiq
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    I was just about to come in here and proclaim "FUCKBALLS!" but it seems like I won't have to do that after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clownzilla View Post
    It's true that the man is one of the greatest game designers that ever lived, but one man leaving won't destroy Sega. Now will be a good time for some young maverick designer to move to the corner office and show Sega some fresh ideas. Even Yu Suzuki had to start on the low end of the ladder.
    You're probably right...

    But today, "It's as if a million gamers suddenly cried out in terror, then were suddenly silenced".

    Today's just been a dreary day, after hearing this news. But the news being false gives me hope.

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    um why do you guys post replies without reading the rest of the thread.

    he still works for sega, relax.
    also, shenmue is dog waste, he shouldve been fired.

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    He will surely be missed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by diskoboy View Post
    You're probably right...

    But today, "It's as if a million gamers suddenly cried out in terror, then were suddenly silenced".

    Today's just been a dreary day, after hearing this news. But the news being false gives me hope.
    It doesnt give me any hope. Sega's balls were cliped years ago, they simply do not have the budget to release quality titles like they used to. Now, they can only release ports of their better known games from their archives. Atleast, that's all they feel good for to me. DING!

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    Relax guys. As stated at least twice above, he's still with SEGA.

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    TBH, I wish it worked that way. We had a bunch of old people leave my job, and I am, honestly, considered the young maverick who has crazy ideas but they work very good. I brought up my job so that I can say from personaly experience that while this would be very awesome, you may not want to get your hopes up on that notion bro

    Quote Originally Posted by Clownzilla View Post
    It's true that the man is one of the greatest game designers that ever lived, but one man leaving won't destroy Sega. Now will be a good time for some young maverick designer to move to the corner office and show Sega some fresh ideas. Even Yu Suzuki had to start on the low end of the ladder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megasdkirby View Post
    If it is, he should at least release a novel that ends the series.

    I want closure!
    Second that! It wouldn't hurt to release an animated video either concluding the series... Wouldn't it be grand...


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    When was the last time Yu Suzuki actually did anything?
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    Quote Originally Posted by j_factor View Post
    When was the last time Yu Suzuki actually did anything?
    I can't actually remember the last time Suzuki did anything. It's pretty telling that the executives at the company he works for are unclear whether or not he's still on the payroll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j_factor View Post
    When was the last time Yu Suzuki actually did anything?

    From what I can tell, his current project is Sega Race TV.
    http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/14707
    It looks like a Burnout clone to me.

    Before that he was working on Shenmue online which was from what I can tell, cancled. Same for Psy-Phi. Outrun 2 and Virtua Fighter 4 look to be the last games he's worked on to see an actual release.

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