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12:00 PM on 10.28.2014

I think videogames made me hate funhouses

I don't like funhouses, although, I suppose I haven't given them a fair shake. I've never been inside one, but I'm pretty certain that makes no difference. You see, videogames trained me at a very young age to hate funhouses....

Brett Makedonski


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Earthworm Jim 2 scares me to this day photo
Earthworm Jim 2 scares me to this day
by Jordan Devore

Leading up to Halloween, I've been wanting to write about horror games because that's what you do in October, right? I still might; I'm playing the oft-recommended Fatal Frame II for the first time now and am planning to revisit Condemned. But before I get to those, I have been thinking about games that aren't traditionally deemed scary that managed to get to me anyway.

My mind jumps back to Shiny Entertainment's classic action-platformer Earthworm Jim 2. What a surreal game. It went places you wouldn't expect even if you had played its predecessor or were otherwise familiar with characters like Professor Monkey-for-a-Head and Queen Slug-for-a-Butt.

This was a game willing to dress you up like a blind cave salamander and force you to flap around villi-filled intestines to the tune of "Moonlight Sonata" for a single level. And god forbid you bounce off one of those mischievous pinball bumpers (whose intestines are these?) -- the ensuing scream was horrific. But The Villi People isn't the level that prompted this article.

That distinction belongs to Puppy Love, a stage whose title alone strikes fear into my heart.

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7:30 PM on 08.18.2014

Sega and Sony once again duke it out for supremacy with these Transformers

Toymaker Takara Tomy has produced Transformers based on the rivalry between the Genesis and the PlayStation during the early part of the fifth generation of consoles. The PlayStation is represented by Optimus Prime, while the...

Brittany Vincent

11:00 PM on 07.28.2014

Scientifically accurate Sonic the Hedgehog is more nightmarish than even my fanfiction

What's weirder than Sanic making a big boy puddle for Amy? This newest video in the Scientifically Accurate series from Fox's Animation Domination HD YouTube channel, which features good ol' Sonic the Hedgehog. Going fast. And other things. I won't spoil it. Just go ahead and watch it yourself. Then check out the rest of the series. You're welcome.

Brittany Vincent

5:00 AM on 05.28.2014

This Mega Drive is actually Megatron in disguise

This Mega Drive isn't what you think it is. No, there's more than meets the eye here. Look closer. Closer still. It's actually Megatron! Yes, Megatron. Tomopop brings us this transforming Mega Drive, first announced at Won...

Brittany Vincent

11:00 AM on 05.24.2014

The RetroN 5 is my childhood of gaming in one box

Hyperkin's RetroN 5 console will be released in the Americas for $140 beginning June 6, 2014. It seems to be sold out for the time being, so I hope you got your pre-order in. This thing is a beast, supporting NES, Famicom, SN...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 03.25.2014

Steel Empire on 3DS is like Castle in the Sky, the shmup

That Steel Empire remake is still on course, and it's going to drop in North America this summer. As a blend of steampunk and shoot 'em up, Steel Empire is a new take on the original Genesis game, remade from the g...

Chris Carter

6:00 PM on 03.24.2014

OutRun is going to be a 3D Classic in Japan

Every time we cover Sega's 3D Classics line for 3DS, someone inevitably jumps in to talk about how OutRun should be among those games. I agree. And it will be -- at least in Japan. A logo for the legendary arcade racing game ...

Jordan Devore

2:15 PM on 03.13.2014

Sega has a new Humble sale and it's super tempting

Over the next seven days you'll be able to save on a wide array of Sega-published PC games in a Humble Weekly Sale. A nice mix of new and old titles, the deal is broken down into three tiers. You can name your price for a bun...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 02.21.2014

Aladdin designers weigh in on which version was best

Which is the better version, Aladdin on Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo? It's a question that will never be resolved given the varying strengths and weaknesses of these distinct games and our personal preferences. One looks be...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 12.05.2013

Sega 3D Classics Altered Beast and Sonic out now for 3DS

Following last week's debut of 3D Space Harrier and Super Hang-On on the 3DS eShop, another pair from the Sega 3D Classics line is available: 3D Sonic the Hedgehog and 3D Altered Beast. These are priced at $5.99/€4.99/&p...

Jordan Devore





11:00 AM on 11.17.2013

Upcoming Sega Genesis/Megadrive art book looks marvelous

SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works, an officially licensed 25th anniversary commemorative compilation of artwork, development sketches, hardware manufacturing plans, and interviews from Sega's golden years looks to be t...

Wesley Ruscher

7:00 PM on 10.30.2013

Sonic, Streets of Rage, and other 3DS re-releases dated

There was a time when I would load up my 3DS with re-releases of games I already owned because I needed an excuse to use the system. That time is long gone now that Pokemon X/Y is devouring my free time and Animal Crossing: N...

Jordan Devore



Jimquisition: Vertigo photo
Jimquisition: Vertigo
by Jim Sterling

Let's look for a playable woman protagonist in a videogame that doesn't rely on the same pool of restrictive stereotypes as every other playable woman protagonist.

To do this, let's look at a fighting game from 1994. That one about the dinosaurs. Yes, that one. Because I damn well sure can't find many better example. Folks, be prepared ... to RAGE.

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3:00 AM on 09.30.2013

Duane & BrandO's remastered LP is ready for yo' bawls

It's been almost a year since the comedy rock-rap duo of "8-Bit Duane " Zuwala and "The Amazing BrandO" Lackey made peace with each other following a very intense falling out. Back in the studio as The Adventures of Duane &a...

Tony Ponce

3:00 PM on 09.14.2013

Celebrate 20 years of Gunstar Heroes with OC ReMix

Treasure knows how to make some f*ckin' games. That's an undisputed fact. And one of the best Treasure games is of course Gunstar Heroes on SEGA Genesis. Did you know it just celebrated its 20th anniversary this past Monday?...

Tony Ponce