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Kickstarter

Upcoming Sega Genesis/Megadrive art book looks marvelous


25th anniversary book celebrates Sega's 16-bit glory
Nov 17
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... read
Sega

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


3D Classics Series
Oct 30
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... read
Jimquisition happens every Monday!
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. read feature

The Adventures of DnB

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


NES all up in this beast with LP of Devastation [Remastered]
Sep 30
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... read
Gunstar Heroes

Celebrate 20 years of Gunstar Heroes with OC ReMix


Be Agressive! is the latest OCR tribute album
Sep 14
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?... read
Steel Empire

A 3D Steel Empire remake is coming to the 3DS


Shoot 'em up...in 3D!
Aug 23
If you're a long-time shmup fan, you may remember a largely forgotten Genesis classic called Steel Empire that dropped in 1992. Well it appears as if said classic was fondly recalled by someone, as it's heading to the 3DS in ... read
Chaos Engine

The Chaos Engine hits Steam and GOG.com this month


Online co-op, you say? August 29, you say? Have some money!
Aug 17
Abstract Games, the folks responsible for porting Hotline Miami to PlayStation 3 and Vita, has also been working to restore The Chaos Engine / Soldiers of Fortune. The classic top-down shooter will have some additions, like ... read

Castle of Illusion out first week of September


Plus get the original Genesis version if you pre-order
Aug 16
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse will be out on September 3 for the PlayStation Network, and September 4 for Xbox Live Arcade and PC. It'll run you $14.99 across all platforms. Starting on August 20 and until Septembe... read
Ripple Dot Zero

Free PC game Ripple Dot Zero is Sonic mixed with Strider


Genetically engineered penguin in sneakers
Jun 29
It's a pretty slow weekend. Why not kill an hour or two by playing this freeware Flash game just released yesterday? Ripple Dot Zero by Pixeltruss is an homage to the super awesome Genesis years of my youth. Taking its cues ... read
The Chaos Engine

The Chaos Engine is coming back with a 'restoration'


Updated, but not a full-blown remake
Jun 24
My first reaction to this annoyingly teaserish trailer for The Chaos Engine was, "Holy eff! They're remaking The Chaos Engine!" That is not quite what's happening here -- this is a "restoration" of the classic top-down co-op... read
3DS eShop

Two more Sega titles getting the 3D treatment on 3DS


Well at least in Japan...
Jun 19
Sega's marine mammal simulator extraordinaire, Ecco the Dolphin, is coming to the Japanese 3D eShop next week alongside arcade classic Galaxy Force II. Similar to Sega's other -- hopefully for the time being -- Japanese-... read
VG a cappellas

The ecstacy of Smooth McGroove's VG a cappellas


Two months of Sonic, Chrono Trigger, DuckTales, and more
May 25
I've tried my very best to avoid sharing too much of Smooth McGroove's kickass a cappella arrangements. Not because I think he's lost his Midas touch, but because I didn't want to be held responsible for making heads explode... read
Sonic the Hedgehog

Original Sonic the Hedgehog out now for Android


Well, I've got the Labyrinth Zone theme stuck in my head again
May 16
As promised, Sonic the Hedgehog ($2.99/£1.99/€2.69) is out now for Android devices via Google Play. Widescreen support at 60 frames per second, a remastered soundtrack, leaderboards, achievements, Time Attack mode,... read
3D Sonic 1 on eShop

3D Sonic The Hedgehog coming to 3DS eShop in Japan


The other side of the rainbow
May 12
It's been a while since any region outside of Japan received a new 3D Classics touch-up on the 3DS eShop. You may think that the only difference between the originals and their 3D remakes is the added stereoscopic effect, but... read

Super Retro Console plays SNES, NES, Genesis, GBA


May 01
The Super Retro Console and Adapter by Retro-bit doesn't have the best name, but I like what it could do for my old game collection. It accepts carts from the SNES, NES, Genesis, and through an adapter, GBA, covering mos... read
Console chimera

18 different gaming consoles combined into one system


The ultimate mod
Apr 16
Modder Bacteria spent over three years and over $1,000 to merge 18 different consoles into one giant box. It contains circuitry from 15 different systems, works with one master controller, a single power supply, and a single... read
RetroN 5

Hyperkin's new RetroN console will also support Famicom


Along with a new name
Mar 25
Ahead of release, Hyperkin's upcoming RetroN 4 console has become the RetroN 5. With the change comes increased support: the new system count is NES, Famicom, Super Nintendo, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, and Game Boy A... read
Road Rash Reboot

Road Rash reboot now being discussed, says designer


Programmer/co-designer responds to fan reaction
Mar 15
Following the stir caused by Road Rash programmer/co-designer Dan Geisler's Reddit post about the possibility of a series reboot comes a promising reply to the fan response. "I am amazed at the level of interest in the remake... read
Road Rash Reboot

Road Rash to resurface if there's demand, says designer


Programmer/co-designer takes to Reddit
Mar 13
A new entry in the long-absent motorcycle racing series Road Rash could be a possibility if there's enough demand for it, programmer/co-designer Dan Geisler said on Reddit. When a post raised the question as to why ... read
RetroN 4

RetroN 4 plays NES, SNES, Genesis, and ... GBA?!


Sounds crazy enough to work
Mar 05
Ahead of a full reveal later this month, Hyperkin has begun talking about its latest system, the RetroN 4. This bad boy has slots for NES, Super Nintendo, Genesis, and Game Boy Advance cartridges, as well as six controller po... read
Sega Genesis synth

Savor this album of Sega Genesis-styled jams


Vurgon by Ario is FM synth music for the discerning aficionado
Mar 05
Tuesday morning music madness gives props to the Sega Genesis! I will not rest until I convert all you SNES-loving heathens (I don't really think you are heathens) into soldiers of the Genesis nation. The war rages on (no it ... read
Ecco the Dolphin

Ecco the Dolphin's music was never this bizarre


ECCOS is "furniture music" for the dolphin-loving soul
Feb 13
Have you ever been playing Ecco the Dolphin and thought to yourself, "This music is great, but I really wish it sounded as trippy as how the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey looked"? Well then have I got a gift for you! Last year... read
Xenomorph action that won't ruin your day
Aliens: Colonial Marines is finally out over more than half a decade of waiting, and the disappointment is real enough to lick. It's a terrible letdown, to the point that this particular Aliens fan -- who buys almost anything... read feature

Mega Man on Genesis

This is how Mega Man would sound on Sega Genesis


Fan re-arrangements of every numbered Mega Man game
Feb 03
I've professed my love for the Sega Genesis' music capabilities numerous times, but people still look at me like I'm taking crazy pills. I am dead serious! I love the grungy, metallic sound of FM synth! It was the dressing t... read
Streets of Rage

This Streets of Rage fan film was shot in one take!


Most impressive!
Feb 01
De-Pixelated by Blue Goggles Films is a web series that re-enacts videogames in real life. So far, nothing we haven't seen before, right? In this latest episode, based on Streets of Rage for the Genesis, Adam Hunter shuffles... read

Pier Solar HD hits funding goal on Kickstarter


Stretch goal could mean Wii U version
Nov 28
2010's homebrew Sega Genesis RPG Pier Solar was one of those projects that was fun to watch from the sidelines, but I never got to actually play it myself. That's what was great about development team WaterMelon turning to Ki... read

New Genesis portable includes Mega Man: The Wily Wars


Only previously available in the US on the Sega Channel
Nov 04
[Update: tav7623 mentions that the full game listing appears on the At Games website.] Sega is a whore, plain and simple. How many different Genesis collections has the company pumped out in the past decade? There have been r... read

Sonic the Hedgehog 1&2 soundtrack unboxing


Dreams do come true
Oct 19
As highly-regarded as the soundtracks to Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 are, you'd think the music would have been released before 2011. It didn't happen, however, as composer Masato Nakamura of Dreams Come... read

The DTOID Show: Darkstalkers, Serious Sam, Rockstar & BL2


Also: OMG TOE-JAM & EARL!
Oct 12
Today's formerly-live Destructoid Show was a whopper! Of NEWS! Yes. A bunch of stuff is coming to XBLA, PSN, and Steam (such as Serious Sam 3: BFE, Darkstalkers Resurrection, and Toejam & Earl) and Borderlands 2... read

Sega confirms ToeJam & Earl for XBLA, PSN


Funk yes!
Oct 10
Missing out on ToeJam & Earl back in the '90s was, I've now realized, a huge mistake. As previously rumored, both ToeJam & Earl and its follow-up Panic on Funkotron will be coming to PlayStation Network and Xbox Live ... read

PlayStation Plus members get free King of Fighters XIII


Oct 09
The latest PlayStation Plus benefits are an eclectic bunch, but fighting game fans in particular should have a good week in store. As described on the PlayStation Blog, Plus members will be able to nab The King of Fighters XI... read

Nice and easy with the Sonic medley by Super Guitar Bros.


Oct 07
Sometimes, you gotta take it nice and slow. You don't have to speed through life all the time. No stress, my friends. No stress. Soothe your weary joints by drawing a warm bath, lighting some incense, then playing this Sonic... read






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