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Genesis on 3DS

A new batch of Sega Genesis games is getting the 3DS treatment


Streets of Rage 2, Gunstar Heroes, and Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Apr 14
Nintendo 3DS owners have a fairly solid stable of new videogames to choose from. Sega's going the other direction and offering experiences that are remembered by most of the bygone days of Genesis gaming. In fact, the movemen... read
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Sega Genesis horror

New horror visual novel resurrects the Sega Genesis


Sasha Darko's Sacred Line Genesis
Mar 27
Every so often we hear about a new game for old consoles and while I haven't yet splurged on a physical copy of one of these titles yet, I dig the idea. WaterMelon, the group behind the RPG Pier Solar, is publishing a horror... read
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Remember Vectorman?

True fact: Shooting the Sega logo in Vectorman is life's greatest pleasure


Also, what was up with level two?
Feb 11
It's been almost two decades since I first played Vectorman, BlueSky Software's treasured run-and-gun game for the Sega Genesis, and I still can't get over how absurd its second level is. That's what I had intended to write... read
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ToeJam & Earl

Nostalgia alert: New ToeJam & Earl in development


No need for the Genesis
Feb 04
As a '90s kid, there was nothing better than sitting down and wasting hours upon hours playing ToeJam & Earl on the Genesis. It was a game unlike any other I had played and I can't even really think of any other game like... read
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Damn those monkey puzzles in The Lion King
Even if you aren't usually one for Let's Play videos, I'd suggest taking a look, if only for a moment, at Double Fine and 2 Player Productions' slick, informative new YouTube series Devs Play. The debut episode is The Lion K... read feature

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A lot of rodents
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.... read feature

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Puppy Love
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 revi... read feature

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Transformers

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


I wish they would have made the Genesis a Constructicon
Aug 18
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... read
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Sonic the Hedgehog

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


Animation Domination does it again
Jul 28
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. read
Mega Drive photo
Mega Drive

This Mega Drive is actually Megatron in disguise


He's just really good at hiding
May 28
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... read
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RetroN

The RetroN 5 is my childhood of gaming in one box


Coming real soon
May 24
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... read
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Steel Empire

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


Coming to North America this summer
Mar 25
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... read
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3DS

OutRun is going to be a 3D Classic in Japan


And elsewhere, if there's any justice in this world
Mar 24
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 ... read
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Deals

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


Featuring the likes of Alpha Protocol, Typing of the Dead, and Binary Domain
Mar 13
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... read
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Aladdin

Aladdin designers weigh in on which version was best


Shinji Mikami and David Perry speak up
Feb 21
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... read
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3DS

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


Take a trip to the ol' eShop
Dec 05
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... read
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 photo
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
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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 photo
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 photo
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






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