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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


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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

6:00 PM on 08.23.2013

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

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 ...

Chris Carter





4:00 PM on 08.17.2013

The Chaos Engine hits Steam and GOG.com this month

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 ...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 08.16.2013

Castle of Illusion out first week of September

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:00 PM on 06.29.2013

Free PC game Ripple Dot Zero is Sonic mixed with Strider

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 ...

Tony Ponce

11:00 PM on 06.24.2013

The Chaos Engine is coming back with a 'restoration'

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...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 06.19.2013

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

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-...

Wesley Ruscher