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New Genesis portable includes Mega Man: The Wily Wars


Only previously available in the US on the Sega Channel
Nov 04
// Tony Ponce
[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...
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Sonic the Hedgehog 1&2 soundtrack unboxing


Dreams do come true
Oct 19
// Jayson Napolitano
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...
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The DTOID Show: Darkstalkers, Serious Sam, Rockstar & BL2


Also: OMG TOE-JAM & EARL!
Oct 12
// Max Scoville
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...
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Sega confirms ToeJam & Earl for XBLA, PSN


Funk yes!
Oct 10
// Jordan Devore
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 ...
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PlayStation Plus members get free King of Fighters XIII


Oct 09
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Nice and easy with the Sonic medley by Super Guitar Bros.


Oct 07
// Tony Ponce
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...
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More Ecco the Dolphin? Creator is talking with Sega


Sep 24
// Jordan Devore
I know! But before you get your hopes up, let's go through this one step at a time. Game designer Ed Annunziata, the creator of Ecco the Dolphin, tweeted this last week: "Ecco fans, I need you to follow & tweethank @scott...
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The conclusion to James Rolfe's SNES vs. Genesis battle


Aug 16
// Tony Ponce
Following the introductory video that James "Angry Video Game Nerd" Rolfe uploaded the other day, here comes the epic showdown: Super Nintendo vs. Sega Genesis! Which is the undisputed champion? Obviously, there is no winner...
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James 'AVGN' Rolfe pits the SNES against the Genesis


Aug 14
// Tony Ponce
As the Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe can be funny, crude, abrasive, or annoying, depending on who you're asking. But when he steps away from that persona and simply shares his childhood experiences, he's a pretty mellow...
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Ecco the Dolphin celebrates 20 years of aquatic majesty!


Jul 29
// Tony Ponce
[Header by Ashley Davis] Every other videogame franchise seems to be celebrating a major anniversary lately. However, there's one little series that seems to have slipped everyone's mind. Everyone except Dtoider TheManchild, ...
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ToeJam & Earl may soon arrive on PlayStation Network


Jul 23
// Conrad Zimmerman
Siliconera has reported on a rumor that the funkiest aliens ever to be stranded on Earth will soon make their way to PlayStation Network. According to their sources, ToeJam & Earl and ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotr...
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I'm sad because I wasn't sent a plush Sega Genesis


Jun 13
// Tony Ponce
Is it possible for cold, hard videogame technology to be loveable and sweet? What do you think, Beemo? I curse the powers that be every night that my Game Boy doesn't sprout legs, go to soccer practice, and make fart sounds w...
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This Ecco the Dolphin art installation is a pure trip


May 24
// Tony Ponce
Ecco the Dolphin inspires many feelings: awe, sadness, regret, absolute terror. I hate to use the word "experience" -- such a loaded cliche -- but Ecco is indeed an experience of the mind and body. Artist Andrew Norman Wilso...
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More Sega Genesis favorites come to Steam


May 04
// Jordan Devore
Considering this is the fifth collection of Sega Genesis games to hit Steam, I was anxious to see what the overall quality of the offering would be. It's surprisingly not all over the place! Part of that can be attributed to ...
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SOUNDSHOCK 2 to raise the undead sounds of the Genesis


Apr 05
// Tony Ponce
[Update: It's now available and it's free!] As a Sega Genesis child, I will forever be enamored by the crunchy sound of FM synth music. The SNES had crystal-clear audio, sure, but it wasn't raw and gritty in the way the Genes...
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Sonic 2 HD fan game gets an alpha demo


Mar 29
// Tony Ponce
Way back at the start of 2011, we told you about a Sonic the Hedgehog 2 fan remake that was in the works. The appropriately named Sonic 2 HD is exactly what it sounds like: the classic Genesis game we all remember, updated w...
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Sega brings Monster World IV to XBLA in a bundle


Mar 15
// Bob Muir
Sega and Westone's Wonder Boy series was really strange when it came to naming conventions. Wonder Boy started visiting Monster Land and Monster World, and before you know it, Sega put out a Genesis game with the&nb...
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Live show: ToeJam & Earl on Mash Tactics


Mar 01
// Bill Zoeker
It's a funkadelic edition of "Throwback Thursday" today on Mash Tactics. King Foom is wobbling into the Sega Genesis cult classic ToeJam & Earl. The titular heroes are stranded on Earth, and the player must venture throug...
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Live show: Zombies Ate My Neighbors on Mash Tactics


Feb 23
// Bill Zoeker
It's a ghoulish edition of 'Throwback Thursday' today on Mash Tactics. King Foom is spraying through the 16 bit action horror onslaught Zombies Ate My Neighbors! This Konami title featured two radical teenagers, Zeke and Juli...
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Live show: Mash Tactics tackles Mutant League games


Feb 16
// Bill Zoeker
It's sure to be a nasty 'Throwback Thursday' on Mash Tactics. King Foom has invited some friends over for some couch multiplayer in Mutant League Football and Hockey on the Sega Genesis. Tune in for old times' sake and enjoy ...
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Watch copies of Shaq Fu get blown the f**k up


Feb 15
// Tony Ponce
Chad James of ScrewAttack is a big damn hero. He and his father took a truckload of copies of Shaq Fu, the infamous Shaquille O'Neal fighting game, to the gun range for some target practice. The video that resulted from that...
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Live show: Rocket Knight Adventures on Mash Tactics


Feb 09
// Bill Zoeker
It's time for 'Throwback Thursday' on Mash Tacitcs! The retro romp this time is Rocket Knight Adventures, and its sequel Sparkster: Rocket Knight Adventures 2 for the Genesis console. A series about a possum equipped with a s...
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Location: The cold and the beautiful


Jan 30
// TheManchild
[DOLPHINS! The Manchild writes a great post about the ocean and Ecco the Dolphin. As always, remember to load your own blogs into the Community Blogs and tag them with the "Bloggers Wanted Essay Response" tag, and y...
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Retrode console brings legitimacy to emulation


Jan 03
// Conrad Zimmerman
As you're probably well aware, emulation is a fantastically convenient way for us to play our old games but it does suffer from a few problems. Many of those issues surround the legality of playing copies of ROMs downloaded f...
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Genesis emulator running on the PS Vita makes us 0_o


Jan 02
// Dale North
Above you'll see an emulator running Sonic and Knuckles on the PlayStation Vita. Woah. That was quick! But, before you get too excited, know that this is actually going through the Vita's PSP emulator, so its emulation insid...
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Rocket Knight adventuring to a sick drum beat


Dec 28
// Tony Ponce
Dtoid's little drummer boy NukaCola is back with a brand new drum cover, this time of one of favorite game series ever, Rocket Knight. Specifically, he covers the opening level themes of both Sparkster on the SNES and Rocket...
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Sonic the Hedgehog goes cheap today on Xbox Live


Dec 28
// Jordan Devore
Between the recent digitally distributed re-release of Sonic CD on consoles, and the still-funny dumb running Sonic Tumblr, I'm in the mood to throw our hedgehog friend some love. Today, many of the well-remembered Sonic game...

Review: Sonic CD

Dec 15 // Dale North
Sonic CD (PlayStation Network, Xbox 360)Developer: SegaPublisher: SegaReleased: December 14, 2011MSRP: $4.99 / 400 Microsoft Points The power of CD storage didn't bring anything new to the Sonic franchise. Sonic CD was still a 16-bit title, and it ended up looking a lot like the previous Sega Genesis releases. The 'new' came with the game's time-travel mechanic. In the game, if Sonic runs past a marker and hits top speed (how very Back to the Future!) he can jump to either the future or the past to explore an alternate version of the stage, which could be slightly better or worse than the present-day version. Rather than just running through stages to get the most rings and the best time, players could visit the past to fix the future. This made for a Sonic with a bit more depth than its predecessors.  In my mind, Sonic CD was notable for another reason. I don't know if Sega thought that adopters of their CD technology had a higher tolerance for cheap deaths or what, but there's plenty in Sonic CD. This game is packed with more hidden traps, endless loops and pop-out enemies than any other of the 16-bit titles. Sonic has always been a series that wants you to learn its levels to balance speed with survival. This one makes no apologies. I appreciate the stiff challenge, even if it did have me screaming at my television all last night. This port is pixel perfect, so it's just as good as I remember. The control is tight and I have no issues to speak of. There's no HD upgrades, updates or control tweaks, and I'm happy about that. There was nothing wrong with Sonic CD in its original form, and I'm glad that Sega didn't mess with it.  There are a few upgrades and other neat features for this digital version, though. There are subtle visual filters (smooth, sharp, and classic) in the options, but they don't seem to do much. Series fans will appreciate that the Spin Dash is a selectable option in the menus now. Beating the game once unlocks the option to play as Tails; Sonic's flying buddy makes coin collection and obstacle dodging much easier. Finally, Achievements/Trophies have been added. The Achievement name for making your first time jump would make Doc Brown happy. [embed]217985:42120[/embed] The soundtracks are another new option, letting you switch between the Japanese and English releases. I'd recommend trying both. The English soundtracks features the work of Spencer Nielsen, with its crowning piece being the fantastic opening vocal song, "Sonic Boom," shown above. The Japanese soundtrack is a better collection of songs overall, with some fine examples of 1990's urban music as interpreted by Japan in the mix. Again, both soundtracks are a delight. I'd like to think of this release as a sort of gift to the Sonic fan from Sega. Here's an older game that many may have missed. Sega wants fans to remember it because it was a high-quality release from them. They also would like those that missed it to experience one of the best games in the franchise. To miss Sonic CD would be to miss some of the franchise's best (and strangest) level designs. They were really creative with this one. You would also miss the race with Metal Sonic by not playing this game, and that would be a shame. If this is all that's changed, then why all the excitement? I'll tell you why: Sonic CD is a great game. I paid $300 for an attachment and $50 for the game back in the early '90s to see Sonic at his best. Now all you need is $5 and a few minutes for a file download. Sega could have easily charged twice as much for this much-loved classic.
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I'm dating myself here, but playing Sonic CD again really took me back. It took me back to a time when I had saved up money from my part-time job (and borrowed a bit more) to buy that really ugly Ver. 2 "sidecar" Sega CD atta...

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Street Fighter on Virtual Console goes online [UPDATE]


Nov 12
// Tony Ponce
[Update: According to Capcom Unity, this is also coming to Europe and the States. I still think it's a case of "too little, too late," but at least the West isn't getting completely screwed over again.] Son of a less than cl...

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