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Review: Retro Freak Premium game console

The SNES Classic pre-orders have come and gone and the dregs left behind without one will be forced to scramble wildly, clawing desperately at one another like a depiction of hell in a Hieronymus Bosch painting for the scraps. I don’t...


Sonic Mania intro running on stock Sega Genesis hardware

Sick as a dog today but I had to take a moment to post this. My buddy Ken Horowitz, author of Playing at the Next Level: A History of American Sega Games and owner of Sega fansite Sega-16 posted a video featuring a ROM made for Sega Genesis...


Ristar brightens up the Sega Forever line-up

Once upon a time, the Sonic Team didn't make solely Sonic the Hedgehog games. In the later days of the Genesis, Yuji Naka (Sonic's creator) tried his hand at creating a new mascot for the company (reworked from the original c...


Speed past your friends in Sonic Mania's competition mode!

With how popular split-screen gaming used to be in the retro days, its crazy that Sonic never really had a competitive multiplayer mode outside of Sonic 2 and 3. I have a lot of memories of wanting a full on co-op experience like that, tink...


Celebrating 25 Years of Ecco the Dolphin

I just got back from a family vacation and have been feeling pretty burned out. For my wife, kids, and I, it was the first significant journey we took anywhere; a mere 14-hour road trip which might not seem like much, but with two kids in t...


[Update] Sega Genesis Flashback is not being well received

[Disclaimer: I have to apologise. This piece was originally written to be a little too inflammatory, and was not well thought out. I have no direct experience with this device but wanted to comment on clone consoles in general, having exper...


The future of Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces are coming out in a couple of months and the success of either (or both) will be a serious deciding factor in the continuing direction of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. Sonic has had a tough go of it the last...


Sega Forever is poised to be the ultimate retro trip

Nintendo isn't the only company with an extensive back catalog of retro classics. Sega was also hot during the '90s and their portfolio of titles is nearly as ubiquitous with retro gamers as the Big N's. While Sega has never shied away from...


Some beautiful bastards are making a new Genesis beat-em-up

The last game commercially released on the Sega Genesis was a port of Frogger in 1998. If we disregard other homebrew or indie games, then it has been roughly 19 years since any of us had the chance to play a brand new game on the system. T...


Some mad genius hacked Bubsy into Streets of Rage 2

I'm a simple man. All I need in my games are cute characters, things to jump over, and dudes to punch in the face. But little did I know that I needed something like this. Thanks to Metal64, Bubsy is now a playable character in Streets of R...


Fan-made Sonic Utopia might be the best 3D Sonic game ever

For all the efforts Sonic Team has made, it's never quite nailed the 3D Sonic formula. Fans have fond memories of Sonic Adventure, but anything even resembling the Dreamcast classics hasn't been made since 2003 (Sonic Heroes). Maybe Generat...


Sonic Mania gets an amazing collector's edition

Sonic Mania is shaping up to be quite a treat, but Sega isn't done riding the hype train. After polling Twitter users about the possibility of a collector's edition for the upcoming revival, Sega went ahead and fully revealed the thing toda...

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Prince Ali, mighty is he, now on GOG

Be Prepared to spend many Arabian Nights in August with A Whole New World of classic games that will be the Bear Necessities of the rest of your summer. Aladdin, The Lion King, and The Jungle Book, three o...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...


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Tomb Raider"Not nearly enough rebar through the abdomen"


Jessica Jones (Season 2)"You thought it couldn't get darker?"


Yakuza 6: The Song of Life"The End of a Saga"


Warhammer: Vermintide 2"Bring on the ratmen"


Surviving Mars"Fourth Rock from the Sun"


Kirby Star Allies"HIIIIIIIIII"


Q.U.B.E. 2"Can confirm, it has a sphere or two"


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This is the third time I watch The Evil Dead remake and I still friggin love it, it still makes me uneasy with how brutal and unrelenting it And absolutely ZERO shitty CGI in LOVE

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One glass of whiskey turned into three and now Im halfway through Ex Machina


I have failed my think great-grandfather? I havent eaten any corned beef or potatoes, I dont drink and, I havent told a single pagan to get the Hell off of my Oh well, maybe next

Mike Sounders

Time for Torchs inferno hot take of the night: Zone of the Enders 2 doesnt deserve any of the hype it I havent finished it yet, but Ive just done three incredibly unenjoyable sequences and currently on a


Mrs Travolta is passed out on me and I’m 9/10 drunk right now watching Kill Bill, AMA



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