Genesis

Retro Review: RoboCop Versus the Terminator

You have to love early ’90’s gaming. It was the historical epicenter of the battle surrounding violence in video games, complete with U.S. Senate hearings, parents forbidding their children from visiting arcades for fear that they may catch a glimpse of a “fatality,” and so on. Yet even amongst all of that controversy, SEGA’s own Videogame Ratings Council (V.R.C.) still …

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Know your History: The Katz Report

SEGA is a dynamic organization. Talent is constantly being nurtured and brought in the organization. These days, the company seems to be more prolific with bringing talent into the company as evident by the 2013 acquisition of Atlus and Relic games. Most fans are aware of the talent in the ’80s. Yu Suzuki was known for his ground breaking Arcade …

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Project Y not actually delayed despite listed release date

We were quite surprised, and a bit disappointed, by WaterMelon Games delaying Pier Solar HD from its scheduled March release date. However, after hearing their reasoning that they wanted to release the game across all platforms nearly simultaneously, we understood their logic. Of course, Pier Solar HD wasn’t the only SEGA game WaterMelon has in development as the Streets of …

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Six things we love to hate about retro gaming

They say as technology advances, it brings with it newfound comfort and ease of use for its users. This certainly holds true for video games as we now enjoy wireless controllers, cloud storage for save data and entire games we can download within minutes. However, these new leaps in innovation have also stripped away essential pieces of what made the games …

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New Service Games: Rise and Fall of SEGA Kickstarter underway

We first reported about the SEGA history book a couple of months back, but by the time we got around to reporting, it the hardcover version had already sold out. Fortunately, our good friend and co-author David Munoz has decided to take this project to the next level. He is currently trying to secure funding for an audio book and …

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3D Classics reviews: 3D Shinobi III

I’m not sure what it is with me and these classic SEGA titles, but here we are looking at another fan-favourite from back in the 16-bit days and, again, it’s another title that I never really got on with: Shinobi III. Just like Super Hang-On and some of the others, I could appreciate Shinobi and why everyone loved it so …

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Watermelon Game’s Project Y beating up your Genesis this March

It’s been known for awhile that Watermelon Games, the indie development studio currently working Pier Solar HD, has simultaneously been developing another game, which they have called Project Y. The game will be a Genesis beat ’em up with RPG elements set in a post-apocalyptic Asian metropolis crammed into a 40 megabits cartridge. “The last survivors of the nuclear war …

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What is… PUGGSY: A retrospective of Traveller’s Tales hidden gem

We all remember Puggsy, right? Anybody? Okay then. Perhaps not everybody remembers Puggsy, but I certainly do. In this article, I hope to educate keen retro SEGA Nerds such as yourself on one of the great titles of my childhood. I believe Puggsy is criminally under-appreciated and is often overlooked when it comes to notable SEGA Genesis/SEGA Mega CD games. …

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Service Games history book now shipping

It has been quite a journey, and in spite of all the obstacles. the ultimate SEGA history book – Service Games: the Rise & Fall of SEGA is ready for shipping. It all started with a small website hosted at Eidolon’s Inn called SegaBase. A website where Sam Pettus used to archive SEGA’s history. It would later evolve in to the first …

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3D Classics reviews: 3D Ecco the Dolphin

Ahh here we have another of SEGA’s familiar mascots who seems to have been forgotten in recent years, Ecco the Dolphin, back again in the re-release of his debut title – but this time with the 3D overlay we have come to know and love/hate (pick your preference). Will the 3D visuals help rekindle my nostalgic love for Ecco? Or will …

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