***Update 1 – 2017-01-16 – 19:20 CET***
“Operation Razor is on Patreon to Connect the fans of SEGA’s Long past to it’s far future. The reason Operation Razor is here is because we want to Bring into this world a powerful and amazing alternative to the incompetent and feckless gaming systems of today. The world of the DVD player that happens to play games is not what we are about. We are about gaming the way it should be, a gaming system that happens to play media. We want to bring you to the Ultimate Level and Like a Razor we will cut through the competition.”
So if you feel like you believe enough in the Razor project and that trust the people behind the console, then you might want to check out the petition and Patreon page as soon as possible. As for me, I´m not going to do anything until I hear from SEGA. I would also like to point out that Aletheia Games made the following statement just recently (take it for what it is):
“Aletheia Games does not work with nor do we support outside groups that wish to make their own sites and comments. While we support the gaming community, we feel that it is inappropriate for members of that community to speak for and claim they are working with Aletheia Games. Any member of Aletheia Games will identify themselves as employees and never anything else. We love our community and don’t forget to go to razorconsole.com” – Aletheia Games
I (Robin Ek, TGG) just woke up to the news that Aletheia Games (it´s an independent video game development company) has released the very first trailer for their Razor console, and not only that. Aletheia Games has also launched a homepage for the console as well. However, as for now, there isn´t all that much known about the Razor console.
In the matter of fact, to my knowledge, this is the only available information for the console (you can also watch the “Real Passion, Real Games, Real People.” video for more information):
“So what is the Razor?
The Razor is a video game console design and concept from Independent developer Aletheia Games.
The purpose of which is returning SEGA to the home hardware market.
What is Aletheia Games?
Aletheia Games is an independent video game development company that was founded in 2015 and is located in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Our goal is to make great games and great hardware that people will want to play.
What does Aletheia Mean?
Aletheia or ἀλήθεια is a Greek word meaning truth, but not merely truth as spoken; truth of idea, reality, sincerity, straight forwardness. So, Aletheia Games is True Games or if you like Straight forward games. Nothing hidden or used to convey an idea that isn’t sincere. It is our belief that if your honest and Truthful about your games. People will want to play them because your not making games that are unfinished or sold before the entire game has been completed or thought completely out. We are “old school” with this idea and wish to deliver to you games that are finished and truthful of what they are.” – Aletheia Games
So I honestly don´t know what to think or feel about the Razor console for now…Because as you might know, there have been quite a few console scams in the past (people who try to rip old SEGA fans off by stating that they are working on a “new” SEGA console, or whatnot). That´s also why I´m going to reach out to SEGA myself (I still know people who work for SEGA, as I´ve sold products for them in the past). As for here and now though, you can watch the very first trailer for the Razor console down below. So I´ll leave it up to you to judge for yourself what to think about Aletheia Games and their console. Personally, I´m not going to assume anything before I hear a official word from SEGA.
Robin “V-Act” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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