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Top 5 SEGA original Xbox exclusives that deserve ports on Steam

Back in 2015, SEGA ported Sonic Lost World to PC via Valve’s Steam service. That same year, Gamasutra reported that John Clark, VP of Commercial Publishing for SEGA Europe, was pleased to bring Sonic Lost World to PC. Clark made the following statement; “This is the latest in a string of high quality PC ports of past SEGA titles that we …

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An alternative way to play Sega Saturn gems

Retro-game collecting can be an expensive hobby, especially when collecting for the SEGA Saturn, particularly its North American releases. Whereas NTSC  Saturn consoles typically sell around $50 used on Amazon—NTSC game releases, such as Burning Rangers, Magic Knight Rayearth or Panzer Dragoon Saga can range anywhere from $400 to $600 used. Why are these gems so pricey you might ask? This …

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7 Dreamcast curiosities nobody talks about!

When we talk about Dreamcast curiosities, people tend to think about its accessories, cancelled games or its still healthy indie game community. But how about the curiosities that nobody talks about? Here’s a list of some the fun tidbits in the Dreamcast’s past that we think deserve more attention. 1) SEGA made fun of Sony SEGA has always been addicted to controversial advertisements, …

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Preview: A Conversation with Greg Johnson by Blake J. Harris

[Editor’s note: This interview was first published inMega Visions Issue #1, which was published on Nov. 15, 2016. To read the full interview, you can purchase the issue by navigating to www.megavisionsmag.com or by clicking one of the app store links at the bottom of this article.] By Blake J. Harris ToeJam & Earl, SEGA’s beloved 1991 Genesis game, garnered a cult …

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The forgotten history of SEGA and Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider and PlayStation are synonymous. Though Lara Croft has appeared on everything from the Xbox to the N-Gage over the past 20 years, it was Sony’s partnership with Eidos that shot Lara Croft to stardom seemingly overnight. Every major Tomb Raider title by Core Design appeared on Sony hardware. Curiously, SEGA’s connection to Tomb Raider is often neglected when discussing …

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Retrospective: Remembering Arnold Palmer… Tournament Golf (Genesis)

With Arnold Palmer’s passing on September 25, I thought this would be a good time to look back at his early Genesis game, Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf. I’m going to behave today. I promise… Thanks for watching everyone. If you would like more information about the Arnie’s Army Charity Foundation, go here.    

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SEGA once refused TecToy’s monochromatic portable device

Released in 1990 in Japan and in 1991 in the U.S., the Game Gear was very superior from a technical standpoint compared to the Game Boy. Containing a full-color screen with a landscape format and a unique library, it’s widely considered one of the best, albeit flawed, portable systems of our time. However, the Game Gear had some problems, like short battery …

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A very curious fact between a game made by Rare and the Master System

Rare is very known because of its partnership with Nintendo in the 90’s. Games like Donkey Kong Country, GoldenEye 007, Banjo-Kazooie and Perfect Dark are very acclaimed by the fans. In 2002, Microsoft acquired Rare who retains their brand and franchises. However, before all the history we know there is something very curious between a Rare game and the Master …

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When SEGA songs meet Metal: Interview with MegaDriver

Imagine yourself in a Heavy Metal concert with thousands of people banging their heads; The music is amazing and you feel like you’re in another dimension. Then you realize this is not Metallica, Iron Maiden or Black Sabbath, but MegaDriver playing SEGA songs in heavy metal versions. MegaDriver is one of the most famous bands that play video game music, …

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