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You can now get ripped off for retro trade-ins at all GameStops

It has been quite some time since a GameStop actually had retro hardware and games within its walls. Last year, the mega corporation tinkered with the idea of bringing back retro trade-ins and it looks like that initiative has gone over wel...   read

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Sonic turns 25 years old this week

It feels like yesterday, but the original Sonic the Hedgehog was released in North America 25 years ago on June 23. Growing up as a Nintendo man in elementary school, I was mostly able to experience Sonic at my friends' houses. It soun...   read

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Skies of Arcadia

Classic Skies of Arcadia: Legends gets a difficulty hack

As discovered by Siliconera, there's a new hack for Skies of Arcadia: Legends (the GameCube version of the game), which makes the experience more difficult. As if I needed yet another reason to replay it. The alterations basically make...   read

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Jet Set Radio

You can play Jet Set Radio now via backward compatibility

 Jet Set Radio is available on Xbox One now via 360 backward compatibility. The Dreamcast classic came to the Xbox 360 in 2012, offering a HD remake of the cult favourite, rollerblading tag-'em-up. The other two games joining the backw...   read

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King of Fighters 2000 coming to PS4 next week

SNK isn't screwing around with its comeback. On top of a brand new King of Fighters and an enhanced port of The Last Blade 2, the studio is bringing the The King of Fighters 2000 to PlayStation 4 in North America next Tuesday, May 3, t...   read

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Fungal Asshole
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Indie dev's angry rant demonstrates the stress after being Kickstarted

Having never heard of Elysian Shadows -- a 2D RPG that was Kickstarted for PC, mobile, Ouya, and even Dreamcast -- I stumbled across the above video of one of the developers, Falco Girgis, seemingly going off. Apparently one of the te...   read

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RIP Dreamcast

Happy 16th birthday, Sega Dreamcast

Twenty years ago on this day, Sony released the original PlayStation (at least in North America, anyway, because never you mind anything that happens in other parts of the world). Also celebrating a birthday today (its 16th) is the Sega Dre...   read

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Shenmue III

The Shenmue III reveal triggered a huge spike in Dreamcast sales

Six months ago, if you wanted to buy a second hand copy of Shenmue or Shenmue II on eBay you could do so for in some cases as little as $15. The games seemingly kept low resale value online due to the second game ending on a pretty nasty cl...   read

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Grandia II re-release
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Grandia II Anniversary Edition out now for PC

JRPG favorite Grandia II has returned with a retouched Anniversary Edition available today through and Steam from publisher GunHo Online. Good excuse to replay it! For $14.99, we're getting enhanced textures, lighting, and shadows; ...   read

Grandia II photo
Grandia II

Grandia II HD Edition renamed, probably because it doesn't look very HD

Grandia II may be pretty good, but it is not pretty. Not even the recently-announced "HD Edition," which (based on these screenshots) looks hardly any better than did the original Dreamcast version. Perhaps cognizant of this, GungHo has "ch...   read


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Grandia II HD

Here's what the Grandia II HD remaster looks like

GungHo Online is putting some of that Puzzle & Dragons money to good use by remastering one of the best RPGs from the Dreamcast era, Grandia II. An enhanced version of the old classic is on its way to PC later this year, complete w...   read

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Seaman 3DS

Yoot Saito on Iwata, canned Seaman 3DS game

We've covered Seaman frequently throughout the years on Destructoid with overflowing hearts. And it's under tragic circumstances that we get confirmation: Seaman 3DS was a planned project that fell through. Original Seaman developer Yoot Sa...   read

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Dream games
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In a better world, these games exist

Silent Hills was a dream game. Specifically, it was my dream game. If you asked me before P.T. crept onto the PSN servers what series I'd most like to see rejuvenated in a bold new way, I would have probably told you Silent Hill. If you ask...   read

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Dreamcast 3DS theme
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This Sega Dreamcast theme for 3DS is legit

The first time I booted up my Dreamcast with The House of the Dead 2, I believe it was, I thought the machine was broken. I'd ordered it along with a bundle of used games and controllers on eBay, so that was a real possibility. But, no, th...   read

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All you need is Rez

Note to self: Replay Rez at least once a year

On the rare occasion I use my Xbox 360, I'm amazed the thing still works. It's laughably slow to boot up, full of games as it is, and having gone through several broken systems last generation, there's a lingering fear that this could be it...   read

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Pier Solar HD

Pier Solar HD delayed until June

With Pier Solar HD, what's old is new and what's new is old again. Unfortunately, we've got to wait quite a bit longer before we can actually give it a try now. The Sega Genesis-styled RPG care of Watermelon has been delayed to June. Consid...   read

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Skies of Arcadia

This Skies of Arcadia statue is zomg worthy

As a collector, I often make up my own rules in regards to where to stop. I usually draw the line at extra merchandise from games outside of those I absolutely adore -- and boy do I adore Skies of Arcadia. This new 17-inch Vyse statue is in...   read

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Live Show: Look into the past with Jet Set Radio Future

If you know anything about games, then you know that the Dreamcast is one of the most beloved consoles. And if you know anything about the Dreamcast then you know the Jet Set Radio is one of the best games available for Sega's masterpiece. ...   read

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Neo XYX review
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Review: Neo XYX

The shoot-'em-up genre will never perish, and neither will the Dreamcast. No matter how niche it can get at times, shooters old and new come out of the woodwork in the most unexpected of places, from Steam to legacy consoles. One such relea...   read

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Shenmue: from peach tree prototype to Virtua Fighter RPG to final release

At Yu Suzuki's GDC postmortem of Shenmue, he fully detailed the classic Dreamcast game's development, from an early prototype to a Virtua Fighter RPG to its final beloved form. Many details, images, and concepts were shown for the first tim...   read

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Snatcher on Dreamcast

Homebrewers doing Dreamcast remaster of Kojima's Snatcher

A brand new Dreamcast game came out this week. SEGA's swansong has proved a fertile grounds in its abandonment. People keep making things for it. Next up is a remaster of Kojima's Snatcher, the game he did after Metal Gear. The enhanced vis...   read

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Redux Reviewed
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Review: Redux: Dark Matters

If you told me I’d be playing a brand new Dreamcast game in 2014, back when the system saw its demise in 2002, I’d probably have said you were crazy. It was at that point that Sega moved on to become a software-only developer...   read

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Sonic & All-Stars Racing

Sega teases Ryo Hazuki's return to racing

With the end of the year approaching, Sega let loose a nice surprise for fans on their Twitter page. Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed is chock full of references and fan service, and now we can expect the return of Shenmue's Ryo Ha...   read

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Video: Six facts about the Dreamcast you might not know

Did you know that the Sega Dreamcast is the only major console released in the last 20 years to have no games by Electronic Arts? I didn't, and you probably didn't either (if you did then oooooh, look at you, Mr. Know-It-All). But thanks t...   read

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Yu Suzuki to deliver a Shenmue postmortem at GDC 2014

Game creator and videogame legend Yu Suzuki will deliver a postmortem on Shenmue at GDC 2014. GDC says that he'll be talking for the very first time about this classic game, starting from its origins as a Virtua Fighter-based RPG on the Sa...   read

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