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Back in the day, Sega had a portable console that was aimed at fighting the popular Nintendo Game Boy. Unfortunately, it wasn't particularly successful at dethroning Nintendo's beloved portable console despite its color display. With retro gaming so popular, Sega is tossing four smaller retro gaming consoles on the market in Japan. The consoles are miniature versions of the Game Gear that come in four different colors, each packing four different games. We're sure that Sega could have crammed every one of these games inside one console, but spreading the games out amongst different colored versions of the Game Gear Micro will let Sega grab more money out of the wallets of gamers. All four consoles... Read more...
Epic Games has scored itself another exclusive. Publisher Sega and developer The Creative Assembly announced that A Total War Saga: Troy will be headed to the Epic Games Store on August 13, 2020, and nowhere else for a full year. While that may rile up some people, it will be free to claim for the first 24 hours. Those who do can keep it forever. This is all barring a last-minute delay, of course. Either way, the Epic Games Store will be on the only place to claim A Total War Saga: Troy for around a full year. In a related FAQ, the developer says it will land on Steam sometime in Summer 2021. "Currently we are only planning on releasing Troy on these platforms," the developer states in no uncertain... Read more...
Sega has revealed a full list of games that will come included with its upcoming Genesis Mini console. Having just announced a dozen new titles, including two bonus games—Darius and Tetris—the complete list is finalized at 42 games. That is up from the 40 games that Sega is still pitching on the Genesis Mini's product page. That is a robust library, and as you might imagine, there is a nice mix of genres. Whether you remember playing Shinobi 3, beating up bad guys in Streets of Rage 2, or becoming Mickey Mouse in Castle of Illusion, you will be able to relive those moments. Darius and Tetris make their Genesis and Mega Drive debut in our final 12 title announcements for the Mini.... Read more...
At the end of March, Sega went official with its reimagined retro gaming console called the Genesis Mini. As the name implies, it is a smaller version of the classic console that many gamers enjoyed back in the day. At the time the console was announced, Sega was mum on the complete list of 40 games the console is promised to launch with. What we knew initially were ten of the games, and Sega has now given up details on ten more. The ten games that were just confirmed by Sega include some classics like Earthworm Jim, Contra: Hard Corps, and a bunch more. The full list of games can be seen below: Earthworm Jim Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse World of Illusion... Read more...
Retro gaming is not only alive and well, it is downright thriving, at least for Nintendo. Others have tried to capture the same magic as the NES Classic and SNES Classic, notably Sony, Commodore, and Atari. We can now add Sega to the list—Sega announced at Sega Fes 2019 that it is launching the Genesis Mini this fall, and for real this time. Originally, Sega planned to launch the Mega Drive Mini (as it's called overseas) last year in Japan only, which would have basically been a port of the Genesis Flashback HD that AtGames built for the US market. However, Sega later delayed the release to improve the quality. Fast forward to now and the Mega Drive Mini is back on the roadmap, only now... Read more...
Retro gaming is plentiful nowadays, and retro gaming consoles like SNK's NeoGeo Mini, Nintendo's SNES Classic, and Sony's PlayStation Classic are selling extremely well. Sega is looking to undercut the competition in the retro gaming world, however, by working with Amazon to introduce its own bundle of retro games for the Fire TV. The Sega Classics game bundle includes 25 games that were first introduced on the Sega Genesis decades ago. The bundle includes several major hits such as The Revenge of Shinobi, Gunstar Heroes, Streets of Rage, and three games from the Golden Axe series. The main attraction in the game line up undoubtedly is the three Sonic The Hedgehog games that have been remastered... Read more...
It seems as though everyone has caught retro gaming fever. Nintendo arguably brought retro “mini” console gaming to the forefront with the NES Classic Edition – which immediately became a hot-seller – and later with the SNES Classic Edition. Atari is even getting in on the action with its VCS. Not to be left out, Sega announced its own challenger back in April: the Mega Drive Mini console.  The Mega Drive Mini, which will be called the Genesis Mini in the United States, was originally supposed to launch [initially] in Japan later this year. However, we’re now learning that the Japanese released won’t occur until sometime in 2019, with the U.S.... Read more...
Sega is bringing some of its mega-hit classic games to the Nintendo Switch, which is excellent news for the millions of Switch owners out there looking for a retro gaming fix. The games will be released under the Sega AGES brand, and will be available on the Switch this summer. Some of the popular games that will be included in the mix are Sonic the Hedgehog, Alex Kidd in Miracle World and Phantasy Star. Two other games -- Ground Gain and Thunder Force IV -- will be included in the 15-game collection. Developer M2 will be responsible for bringing the titles to the Switch. If you're unfamiliar with M2, this is the same developer that was tasked with porting Sega 3D Classics to the Nintendo 3DS.... Read more...
Retro gaming is huge right now and the resurgence in tiny versions of classic consoles is mostly thanks to Nintendo starting it all with its NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition consoles that were huge successes last year. Sega now wants to get into the retro gaming action with a smaller version of its classic console the Mega Drive. Gamers in the U.S. who were lucky enough to have one of these back in the day will remember it as the Sega Genesis. During the SEGA FES 2018 stream Sega announced the Mega Drive Mini console to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the launch of the platform. Three decades -- that should make people that bought one of these back when they launched... Read more...
  There is no question that gamers not only like to take advantage of the latest, fastest, and ultra-realistic 4K games, but sometimes we all would just like to kick back and enjoy games from a “simpler” time. Sega is looking to get in on the action with some of its own retro gaming goodness, and its method of delivering games allows it to reach a potential audience of well over two billion devices. Via its Sega Forever initiative, games will be available (at least initially) on iOS and Android platforms. That provides immediate access to well over 80 percent of the global smartphone market. Sega Forever is launching with a total of five retro games, which will be available for free to play.... Read more...
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 Nintendo, Nintendo Gameboy, Sega Genesis, and Sega Mega Drive. The nifty emulator supports keyboard... 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 in this video first: Interestingly, despite the Switch being Nintendo's highest-performance console... 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 UOL Games. A company called Tectoy manufactured Mega Drive consoles for Sega back in the day and... 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 first glance, this miniature Genesis clone looks to be everything that retro gaming fans are asking... 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 developed by SEGA of America in collaboration with PagodaWest Games. Takashi Iizuka, Head of Sega Sonic... 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 perhaps even the sake of running the games at less eye-bleedy resolutions. Whatever your thoughts on... 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 of a fifth cartridge slot for Famicom games. This is in addition to slots for NES, SNES, Sega... 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 a previous employee at Sega who got laid off and was able to take the console as a way to lessen... 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 expected to continue posting solid earnings." At the same time, Sega said it's cancelling the development... 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. But the most important thing is 3D quality." "We need to, and we're trying to encourage everyone to... 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 payment providers, so no personal payment information was obtained in the hack. The company reset passwords... 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 was stored by Sega as we use external payment providers, meaning your payment details were... Read more...
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