TeamYu's #GiveYuTheShenmueLicense tweetathon

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  • muey 15 May 2012 00:07:47 21 posts
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    Hi guys

    I'm not sure if this is the right subforum to post this in, so if not please move, mods.

    I'm just thought I'd bring your attention to the Team Yu/ Shenmue 500k #GiveYuTheShenmueLicense tweetathon. The aim of it is simple, since Sega has shown precisely zero serious interest in continuing the saga over the last decade, we want to help the Shenmue License fall into the hands of Yu Suzuki, the creator of Shenmue, and a man who (in more than one interview) has expressed a desire to obtain the rights to the IP, as well as suggest that he has "many interested investors". We're not waiting on Sega to let us down any longer. On the 3rd of every month we are unleashing a planned tweetathon onto twitter with the hope of getting #GiveYuTheShenmueLicense trending. June 3rd will be our fourth month, and so far each time the event has got bigger, so we hope to continue the trend. If we can get that hashtag trending every month hopefully it will cause Sega a loss of face that they simply can no longer ignore.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg3ulgRFvjg
    http://www.facebook.com/TeamYu/posts/435026916509353

    Let your these stir your emotions! And please EG Shenmue fans, join us to send a tweet to Sega on June 3rd.

    For more info:
    https://twitter.com/#!/TeamYuNeedsYOU
    http://www.facebook.com/TeamYu

    Edited by muey at 00:08:22 15-05-2012
  • JoeGBallad 15 May 2012 14:20:43 383 posts
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    Hi there,

    Listen, I want Shenmue 3 as much as the next guy. I love Shenmue. In fact, I'd even go as far to say that Shenmue is my favourite game ever, despite the fact that it's really not very good (honestly, Sega are making Yakuza now, and it's incredible).

    However, I just don't think things like this are really going to help :(

    In the meantime, you might want to watch this:

    The Game Hunter: Shenmue

    If you aren't utterly disgusted by me please check out my videogames show at:

    www.youtube.com/BitSocket

  • pinebear 15 May 2012 14:51:57 8,565 posts
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    Planeting the planet. I like it, top work.

  • Fatiguez 15 May 2012 14:55:04 8,707 posts
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    Needs more Kickstarter.
  • Deleted user 15 May 2012 15:03:14
    How is it not yet time to admit that Shenmue was shit and hasn't got a sequel because the 20 vocal people in the world that want it aren't going to buy 100000 copies each.
  • Fozzie_bear 15 May 2012 15:07:13 15,487 posts
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    Shenmue is Japanese for "you can stick it up your arse". But only in certain social contexts, obviously.

    Support the Mowgli Dirty Protest!

  • Deleted user 15 May 2012 15:10:14
    Team Yu
    259 likes 12 talking about this
    Well, good luck, I guess.
  • Fozzie_bear 15 May 2012 15:25:13 15,487 posts
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    meme wrote:
    Team Yu
    259 likes 12 talking about this
    Well, good luck, I guess.
    But the 12 people who are talking about it are talking A LOT

    Support the Mowgli Dirty Protest!

  • pinebear 15 May 2012 15:29:40 8,565 posts
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    Six of them are in this thread.

  • Fozzie_bear 15 May 2012 15:30:45 15,487 posts
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    And three of them don't like Shenmue.

    It's going to be a long, slow, tedious struggle by the looks of it. Somewhat ironically.

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  • Luckyjim 15 May 2012 15:33:04 2,872 posts
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    To be honest, I'd just be happy with a reissue of the first two. Maybe on the Vita. Shenmue on the lag would be ace.

    I'm not fussed about getting closure. I mostly just enjoyed playing the games. The Shenmue series had a wonderful appreciation of the mundane and the everyday. Wandering around just soaking up the atmosphere was great.
  • Luckyjim 15 May 2012 15:35:17 2,872 posts
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    Agree about Yakuza. Whatever Sega say, they are the spiritual sequels to Shenmue, They're also much better designed and paced games. However, there's something quite unique and special about Shenmue. Sad to say considering they're nearly 15 years old now.
  • Luckyjim 15 May 2012 15:39:40 2,872 posts
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    Fozzie_bear wrote:
    Shenmue is Japanese for "you can stick it up your arse". But only in certain social contexts, obviously.
    In this context?

    Edited by Luckyjim at 15:40:47 15-05-2012
  • robthehermit 15 May 2012 15:58:11 3,982 posts
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    I had Shenmue back in the day. I thought it was a but rubbish to be honest.

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  • pinebear 15 May 2012 16:00:44 8,565 posts
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    Agree with you there LJ. An HD reissue would go down a treat, if they could work in some sort of shonky forklift racing online multiplayer that'd be appreciated.

    But a Happy Yakuza would do.

  • muey 15 May 2012 19:07:52 21 posts
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    Thanks for all the replies!

    Yes it will certainly take time and work to inspire the many currently disheartened long term Shenmue fans who have given up holding out hope for Sega to do anything, but Shenmue seems to have a special place in the hearts of the people who experienced the first two games, and as word spreads I really think more and more long term fans will come out and take action into their owns hands.

    And getting our hashtag trending isn't quite as far off as you might possibly think. It did actually trend once last month, though ironically it was when we weren't actually even trying :confused:, but I think that's a very promising sign.

    It's like anything though, instead of worrying how difficult it will be to achieve,if we all just participate (in this case by simply sending a tweet to Sega on the 3rd ) we can make a difference. Thanks to social media, gamers have a louder voice than ever before, so if you'd like to see a Shenmue 3, let's unite and make the most of it!
  • Syrette 15 May 2012 19:17:18 43,104 posts
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    Twitter doesn't mean shit.

    An online petition is what you need.

  • sport 15 May 2012 20:23:18 12,561 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    Twitter doesn't mean shit.

    An online petition is what you need.
    Any chance we could throw in a survey too?
  • SolidSCB 15 May 2012 20:37:27 6,404 posts
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    Right. There's only one thing left for it. I'm going on hunger strike until they begin development on Shenmue III.
  • Kostabi 15 May 2012 21:13:28 4,877 posts
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    Luckyjim wrote:
    Sad to say considering they're nearly 15 years old now.
    Shenmue is 15 years old now? Wow, time flies.

    Shouldn't we be on Dreamcast 3 as well by now? :(
  • muey 2 Jun 2012 23:26:47 21 posts
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    Hi guys, just thought I'd give this thread a very cheeky bump due to the fact that the tweetathon starts tomorrow (or in half an hour to be specific). So please forgive me the bump, TeamYu would be genuinely humbled if any of you guys and gals could participate. Lets see if we can get Sega to #GiveYuTheShenmueLicense
  • Deleted user 3 June 2012 00:46:01
    I see you've gained six more likes on Facebook since you posted the thread.
  • muey 3 Jun 2012 17:15:37 21 posts
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    Thanks meme. We're in the thick of the tweetathon now, any support is highly apprciated.

    Why this event is important for all gamers : http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=460265323985512
  • Syrette 3 Jun 2012 17:39:09 43,104 posts
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    Why on earth did you use an image of a Dual Shock?

    If the PS2 hadn't beaten the DC so hard we may have had Shenmue 3 by now, or at least had the DC for a little longer.

    Furthermore, it's the Xbox that has the closer relationship with the Shenmue series, although I'm also aware of Yakuza's links to it.

  • muey 3 Jun 2012 21:33:41 21 posts
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    Sorry Syrette, it wasn't me who wrote that piece. I guess you may be reading into the image a little too much though ;). The words are the interesting part :)
  • muey 30 Jul 2012 06:28:05 21 posts
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    Sorry for the bump, but the 3rd is coming up (yes we are keeping up the tweetathons every month) and I thought these vid was worth posting



    Edited by muey at 06:32:08 30-07-2012

    Edited by muey at 06:33:24 30-07-2012
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