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Microsoft has been hard at work making Windows 10 more attractive to gamers than it already is, and much of its effort will be on display when its Creators Update rolls out next week (you can grab it now if you're feeling antsy). But while goodies like Game Mode and Beam support are on the horizon, Microsoft is drawing the line at emulators—they're no longer welcome in the Windows Store. The change in policy was noticed by NESbox, as its free Universal Emulator was pulled from the Windows Store. Before it was yanked, Windows 10 users could download the emulator and play ROMs for the NES, Super... Read more...
In you've managed to sleep in half of the day, you may have missed the massive news about Nintendo's Wii U successor, Switch. As we reported, the console is slated to launch on March 3rd for a slightly higher-than-expected price of $299. For that $300, you'll get a 720p 6.2-inch tablet, 1080p TV mode, and most important, one of the most interesting video game consoles ever released. And... it just became even more interesting, with Sega's announcement that the beloved Sonic the Hedgehog is finally going to grace a Nintendo platform. If you're a Sonic fan, we don't want to spoil anything, so soak... Read more...
Retro game consoles from bygone eras are suddenly fashionably again. Proof of this exists in Nintendo's decision to sell an NES Classic Edition console pre-loaded with 30 games that run the gamut from Castlevania and Final Fantasy to Donkey Kong and Excitebike, but it isn't the only one that's been bit by the nostalgic bug. The Sega Genesis is making a comeback, too! Or at least that's the case in Brazil where the Genesis is called Mega Drive. Actually, the Sega Genesis never really went away in Brazil where it reportedly still sells 150,000 units per year, according to Portuguese-language website... Read more...
Nintendo really got the gaming community fired up two weeks ago when it announced the NES Classic Edition console. The miniature console packs in 30 classic games, one controller, and hooks up to modern HDTVs with an HDMI cable. The Japanese gaming company, still basking in the glory of Pokémon Go, then doubled down with a preview trailer that sparked off plenty of 80s nostalgia. Not one to be left out, SEGA is throwing its hat in the ring with the latest iteration of the Mega Drive Classic Game Console (or for those of in the U.S., the Genesis name should perhaps sound a bit more familiar). At... Read more...
Fans of Sonic the Hedgehog rejoice. During the Sonic 25th Anniversary Celebration at Comic-Con, SEGA revealed two new Sonic games: Sonic Mania and an untitled original game for release on consoles and the PC platform sometime in 2017. Sonic Mania is a 2-D, pixel-style art game. Its classic gameplay reimagines Zones and Acts from titles such as Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic The Hedgehog 3, and Knuckles. It will also include completely new Zones, Acts, and bosses. Sonic Mania will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in the spring of 2017. The game was the... Read more...
For what we're sure are obvious reasons, most game console makers are not fans of emulation. With an emulator in hand, you have the ability to download game ROMs ripped from the original source, which means you are playing a game you (might not have) paid for, potentially taking away profits from the original developer or publisher. That is, at least, if they happen to still sell the game in some capacity. There are a number of reasons why emulators are great though, as well. Even if you own the original games, being able to play them through an emulator is done for the sake of convenience, or... Read more...
Here’s the bad news: Hyperkin’s RetroN 5, a gaming console that incorporates and accommodates a host of vintage game cartridges, will be delayed until Q1 2014 because of some faulty pins that the company discovered on some of its packaged units. Thus, the console won’t be available until the holidays, so you won’t be unwrapping one and blowing your holiday days off ensconced in vintage gaming bliss. However, the good news is that the RetroN 5 exists, and you’ll be able to have one early next year. The primary upgrade from the RetroN 4 to the RetroN 5 concerns the addition... Read more...
If you're a Sega fan, prepare those salivary glands! In the span of a mere two days, the owners of the only two Pluto prototype consoles have come forward to show off their goods. With a name like Pluto, it should come as little surprise that these were prototypes of the then-upcoming Saturn console. In effect, that's exactly what they are, with Netlink added on and a different chassis design (and internal design, we assume, since these are heavier than the retail Saturns were). The first owner revealed his rare console over at the popular Sega fansite ASSEMBler, where he acknowledged that he was... Read more...
Sonic the Hedgehog could use a big hug right about now, and so could everyone else at Sega. After holding a meeting with the company's Board of Directors, Sega this weekend decided it was time to restructure its operations in order to cope with a "challenging economic climate" and adapt to "significant changes in the home videogame software market environment in the U.S. and Europe." If you're a fan of Sonic, you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that Sega's most popular franchise is safe. Sega said it will also continue to focus on Football Manager, Total War, and Aliens, all of which "are... Read more...
There's news from the 3D sphere of both Sony and Nintendo today and neither company sounds particularly cheery. On the Sony front, 3D development chief Mick Hocking has advocated that developers only use 3D when it actually improves the title as opposed to tacking it on as a bullet point feature. "It's been a good first year," Sony's 3D chief Mick Hocking told Eurogamer in an interview this afternoon. "We've got 50 million PlayStation 3s that support 3D playback. 3DTVs are selling well. We've had great response from our fans out there at game shows and forums about the 3D games we've produced.... Read more...
As they themselves have noted before, LulzSec hacks for the "lulz," and that means their targets are somewhat eclectic. Thus, they have reached out to the latest Japanese gaming company to be hacked, SEGA, and offered their services. Sega found itself hacked, and on Friday sent out an email to those affeted with some details. The SEGA Pass system has been offline since Thursday, June 16. The SEGA Pass database was hacked. A subset of SEGA Pass members' email addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords were obtained (SEGA re-emphasized that the passwords were encrypted). SEGA uses external... Read more...
Another game company has fallen victim to a hacker attack, just another in a long list of security breaches the last couple of months. This time it was Sonic the Hedgehog's stomping ground -- Sega -- that was pushed around by cyberbullies, who let themselves in uninvited and helped themselves to customer data. According to an email sent to Sega Pass users and reprinted by PlayStation Lifestyle, the online bandits stole personal information pertaining to members email addresses, dates of birth, and encrypted passwords. The damage could have been worse, as Sony insists that "no personal payment information... Read more...
Android gamers have made emulators such as N64oid, Ataroid, Gearoid, Nesoid, Snesoid, Gensoid, and Gameboid popular on the Android Market. However, that seems to be past tense, at least for now, as all of those emulators, written by Yong Zhang (yongzh) have been pulled from the Market. According to Zhang, his developer account has been removed and his apps pulled without warning. Fortunately for Android users, the Android Market is not the only place to buy apps. Even without rooting, most phones can sideload, which means install from non-Android Market stores (we use the term most until AT&T... Read more...
Don't look now, but iOS has a huge share when it comes to mobile gaming. The App Store has become a giant in the industry, and now even Sega is taking notice. The hardware-gone-software company has just announced Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing for iOS, a game that should become an instant hit on Apple's iPod touch and iPhone. The iOS version of the game should be immediately familiar to fans of the prior version, and here's the killer part: multiplayer support is there over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, giving users two ways to game against one another. That just sold you, didn't it? It'll be released this... Read more...
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