Retrospective

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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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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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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Street Fighter II for Master System made possible because of a joke

The year was 1997; Master System and Genesis were still popular in Brazil and both were still receiving new games. TecToy, which had a lot of experience programming for Master System, wanted to bring the most popular fighting games to the SEGA 8-Bits console, which prompted them to start development on Street Fighter II. However, the majority of the companies …

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The secret behind Duke Nukem 3D for Sega Genesis

In 1998, everyone was looking at SEGA’s next console, the Dreamcast. In Brazil, however, SEGA Genesis was still strong and supported by TecToy (Representative of SEGA in Brazil). In 1997, TecToy had done an incredible job porting Street Fighter II for Master System and then decided to go further. At that time Duke Nukem was very popular; Released for Nintendo …

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Here are 3 Half life mods you should play on your Dreamcast

Half Life first released for PC in 1998 and was a revolution for FPS games; For the first time we had a deep plot with a good narrative, making us feel like we were inside a game where everything looked so believable. Besides having a good narrative, the game also had good graphics, very smart enemies, and an incredible multiplayer …

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The day the fastest driver met the fastest mascot

April 11th, 1993 was a special day for F1 and SEGA fans; The race took place at Donnigton Park, England, and was named the XXXVIII SEGA European Grand Prix. Our beloved video game company sponsored the event and it was one of the best F1 races of all time. In that year, SEGA was already sponsoring the Williams team, which …

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AM2: The studio that knew how to extract the maximum power of any hardware

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AM2 is the magic studio behind some of the best Arcade games of all time. AM2 took 3D games to another level, replacing sprites for polygons, doing simulation in 3D with Virtua Fighter, Virtua Cop and Daytona USA, and they were able to extract the maximum power of every hardware they worked with. In the history of video games, few …

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Do you remember SEGA Lock-On?

It’s easy to forget now that back in SEGA‘s 16-bit halcyon days, they wielded considerable brand power, enjoying reach far beyond the fledgling console business that made them a household name. Indeed, all manner of SEGA and Sonic merchandise and licensed paraphernalia was doing the rounds to your local Woolworths, Toys ‘R Us et al in the early ’90s.  I …

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