this article on art and tech website Art News. Quick to capitalize on the leak, Sega Europe spokesperson Avril Tonto responded to the claims:
"Sega Europe and Nintendo have a long and storied history. With this new partnership, we hope to bring much-loved franchises to a new audience."
As stated, details are thin on the ground at the moment, but we hope to bring more details as they emerge. With the strong initial sales of the Switch, and the heavy leanings toward retro emulation and classic gaming experiences, we think this can only add another string to Nintendo's bow in the fight against Sony and Microsoft.
Source: Art News
Time to come clean - this is obviously an April Fools joke. The images above were made by me using Preview on my MacBook, and the name 'DreamStream' I randomly dreamt up while I was out running one evening last week. To be honest, I left enough clues in the article to ensure people weren't completely taken in by this; but if you were...then my work here is done.
First up - the date. Right, it was 00:10am on 1st April here in the UK when I posted the article. It isn't my fault Blogger goes off an American dating and timing convention. Also, Greenwich meantime. So that's that out of the way. Next - Sega spokesperson Avril Tonto. Avril Tonto translates (rather basically) into April Fool when using Google Translate and the languages French and Spanish respectively. Next, Spirit of Speed 1937 on a Switch? Do me a favour! Nintendo want to sell Switches, not make gamers want to set them on fire. Now onto the source article over at well known fake games and tech site Art News. The article is dated 1st April and the thing is littered with made up rubbish about Nintendo and its recent consoles. Granted, these are the types of 'facts' real websites report daily so maybe it was a little too convincing...but c'mon people! Also, if you scroll down to the bottom of the article you'll find a message from me basically telling you it's a load of old cobblers. Not that that stopped the internet at large sharing it around the place:
|I dread to think what those 138 comments say about me...|