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Sonic

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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Sega Mega Drive

Sega Genesis/Mega Drive ROM hacks are now available in the Steam Workshop

Sega has added Steam Workshop support for Sega Genesis & Mega Drive Classics, allowing ROM hackers to make their work easily available to everyone. The update comes as part of a massive revamp of Classics that introduces a full 3D menu ...   read

 
 
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Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson's involvement in Sonic 3 & Knuckles has been detailed

For years now, it’s been rumoured that Michael Jackson at least partially wrote the soundtrack for Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Many of the songs in the game sound remarkably similar to some of Jackson’s: just compare Carnival Night ...   read

 
 
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Super Battlefront
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Star Wars Battlefront looks so good as a 16-bit game

Enjoying that Battlefront beta? It seems like plenty of people are thrilled to play in a Star Wars universe that looks as good as this one does. Bear with me here, but Battlefront has a pleasant charm to it if you strip away...   read

 
 
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SEGA

Man tries to pawn Sega Genesis with meth inside

Sonic may be the fastest thing alive, but our subject today surrounds a different type of speed. On September 29, a 31-year-old man was arrested by police in Moultrie, Georgia and charged with methamphetamine possession after unknowingly at...   read

 
 
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Sega 3D Classics

3D Gunstar Heroes revitalizes Treasure's debut action title

It's been pretty wild re-experiencing many of these past titles in Sega's 3D Classics series. In the last few months, we managed to get 3D remasters of several games that have defined Sega's legacy as one of the most famous game publishers....   read

 
 
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Mondays, am I right?
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Sonic 2 handles stubborn stains!

If I were allowed to make commercials for video games, I'd want them to look like this:   read

 
 
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Sega 3D Classics

3D Streets of Rage 2 is a return to classic brawler action

Growing up, one of my favorite genres was the side-scrolling beat-'em-up. From Final Fight to Double Dragon, I was quite fond of the action found in traveling through different stages and kicking the asses of gang members and thugs that had...   read

 
 
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Genesis on 3DS

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

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 movement's even been g...   read

 
 
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Sega Genesis horror
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New horror visual novel resurrects the Sega Genesis

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 visual novel f...   read

 
 


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

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 about today --...   read

 
 
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ToeJam & Earl

Nostalgia alert: New ToeJam & Earl in development

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 it that captur...   read

 
 
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Devs Play
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Double Fine's Devs Play video series is fantastic

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 King for Sega Ge...   read

 
 
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Funhouses
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I think videogames made me hate funhouses

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. I'm sure that ...   read

 
 
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Earthworm Jim is scary
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Earthworm Jim 2 scares me to this day

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 revisit Condemned. ...   read

 
 
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Transformers

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

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 Genesis transf...   read

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

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...   read

 
 
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Mega Drive

This Mega Drive is actually Megatron in disguise

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 WonFes earlier thi...   read

 
 
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RetroN

The RetroN 5 is my childhood of gaming in one box

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, SNES, Super Famic...   read

 
 
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Steel Empire
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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 ground-up for th...   read

 
 
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3DS
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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 appears on Sega...   read

 
 
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Deals

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 bundle containing ...   read

 
 
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Aladdin

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 better, the other...   read

 
 
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3DS

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/£4.49 a pie...   read

 
 
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Kickstarter

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 the definitive b...   read

 
 
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Chris Bradshaw

Im going to be so happy when I can just play Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing on my iPhone with one Nintendo is going to dominate mobile

 
Pixie The Fairy

Thats right, Respect the ferret!

 
hlarge4

Really turned off by bigger games I think playing the first few hours of Batman Arkham Knight did I want smaller scale, focused Thankfully, Im just coming off a AAA kick, lots of indie STORIES continues to scratch the itc

 
Tyge

Ive been playing EDF all morning, and all I have to say is Go back home to space! EDF EDF!!

 
OrochiLeona

This time next weekk is VS Fighting, probably Britains biggest multigame fighting So I got some hardcore revision to do this week on Killer Instinct and Button Fighter Should be an awesome

 
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Welcome to my

 
Isuma

Today marks the third time this week Ive dreamt about playing a unreleased fighting game/specific character on I think I need help,

 
Nathan D

Why do their swords float behind them and then magically reattach themselves? So you can slam your greatsword into the ground and walk away LIKE A

 
ZombZ

I just finished Ryse: Son Of Rome on What a I think it will take quite some time till we get a proper Roman themed game thanks to this Also that FOV has given me a splitting

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

The DS version of Battle Network 5 is pretty cool! In addition to the 3D Megaman on the bottom, he has actual voice clips when you get new mail and The PET makes sounds when you put the DS in Sleep Mode, Why isnt this series on the 3DS yet!?

 

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