Retro

Gunstar Heroes’ soundtrack on vinyl goes on sale Saturday

Data Discs has done amazing job remastering classic video game soundtracks to vinyl. For their latest release, Data Discs is putting Treasure’s classic Gunstar Heroes on vinyl for the first time ever. The vinyl will come as a double LP, “sourced from original hardware and cut at 45RPM.” “The package comprises a heavy single-pocket sleeve and two printed inner sleeves, …

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Interview: Dream IDE Reborn – giving dead Dreamcasts new life

It’s crazy to think about, but have you ever thought about the fact that consoles like the SEGA Saturn or the SEGA CD are already more than 20 years old? The Dreamcast is almost there, too. While many of these consoles have held up really well, many owners are now realizing they have a common problem – the all have CD drives. …

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Shenmue and the success of ‘playing life’

As human beings with busy lives, errands, obligations, and chores, there is something enthralling about sitting down and playing a game that features errands, obligations, and chores. That was Shenmue. For those too young to remember SEGA’s hit open-world action-adventure video game for Dreamcast in 1999, Shenmue featured a young hero (you) by the name of Ryo Hazuki, who traversed …

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A music album that’s being made on a Genesis cartridge is coming this August

We’ve played music on many mediums including CDs, tapes, and vinyl, but how about a SEGA Genesis cartridge? Catskull Electronics/YM2017 plans on releasing a compilation album on a Genesis cartridge, with a scheduled release date of August 2017.  Here are the official details: Submission deadline is June 30, 2017 Songs must be composed for the Sega Genesis using Deflemask or …

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Tutorial: How to make a Dreamcast game using the Titan IDE

Have you ever dreamed of developing your own Dreamcast game? Chances are, especially if you’re reading this, the answer is probably “yes.” Just like you, I’ve always had this dream, but the big question and hurdle was always “Where do I start?” There are many questions and unfortunately the answers are hidden over the internet in obscure forums sometimes in posts of …

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TecToy celebrates partnership with SEGA, announces new Genesis game

Last week, TecToy hosted an event to celebrate its 30-year partnership with SEGA, and Tsurumi Naoya, Executive Vice President of Sega Sammy Holdings, was their special guest. During the celebration, TecToy officials announced that the company’s new Mega Drive will begin shipments to buyers this week, and the first one was given to Tsurumi. Tsurumi spoke how the partnership with TecToy is important to SEGA …

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See the RetroN 5 3-in-1 Adapter playing on a Retro Freak

The Retro Freak Game Gear Converter has been available for some time now, while Hyperkin just released their version for the RetroN 5 earlier this year. While we’ve tested both out and found similar results, our friends at iRetroGamer performed a test to see if the RetroN 5’s adapter would play on a Retro Freak. The results are simply mind blowing. …

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Sonic Time Twisted could be the game to play before Sonic Mania comes out

If you don’t know, a pretty ambitious fan project came to a close the other day, when Overbound Game Studio finally released Sonic Time Twisted, after more than 12 years in development. While we do enjoy a lot of Sonic fan games out there, many of them feel more like rehashes of the classic games or just demos/unfinished projects. But Sonic Time Twisted is one of …

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Your SEGA Games on iOS are Endangered

Apple will soon release iOS 11 for their iPhone and iPad devices, and with it comes a heavy toll. With the release of iOS 11, Apple intends to stop supporting 32-bit applications, so if an app has not been updated for 64-bit support, they will no longer function. How many apps are affected? Right now the number stands at about …

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