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Meta analysis: Classics people don’t play

By Spencer . February 20, 2007 . 2:31pm

No gamer plays every title on the market and even game journalists overlook the old school. What about the general public? How many gamers missed out on the Legend of Zelda even though it’s been released on the NES, Game Boy Advance, Gamecube (via The Legend of Zelda: Collector’s Edition disc) and most recently, the […]

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Streets of Rage Remake

By Konstantinos . February 5, 2007 . 11:16am

Streets of Rage, the archetypal SEGA Genesis/Megadrive 2D side-scrolling beat’em up, will soon be gracing the Wii Virtual Console. Presumably, for a price. Now, taking into consideration that a) most people haven’t got their much deserved Wiis yet b) Virtual Console games are slightly overpriced c) every PC owner has more than 128MB of RAM, […]

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Now on the Virtual Console: Mario Kart, Comix Zone and Contra

By Spencer . January 29, 2007 . 11:09am

After only releasing one title last week, Nintendo has four classics coming out on the Virtual Console. Mario Kart 64 is probably going to be the most downloaded game. It’s the Nintendo 64 game repackaged for the Wii and if you liked it then you’re going to like it now. Contra III: The Alien Wars […]

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Watch: Failed experiments in motion control, the Sega Activator

By Spencer . January 19, 2007 . 6:35pm

Before the Wii remote, Sega tried to get gamers more into the “game” with a full body controller known as the Sega Activator. Players would put the activator mat on a floor and instead of pressing buttons they could control games by hitting infrared beams (sort of like Konami’s Para Para set up). It was […]

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A new Sonic game, this one is good

By Spencer . January 2, 2007 . 2:04pm

Sonic the Hedgehogs next generation debut was a bust, but Sonic 1 Megamix brings Sonic back to his glory days. The game is a homebrew hack of Sonic the Hedgehog 1 with new levels, physics from Sonic 2 and abilities from future games. Sonic has the spindash, the light dash where he runs through a […]

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Can Sonic be saved?

By Spencer . December 6, 2006 . 8:48am

Whatever happened to Sonic the Hedgehog? In his 16 bit glory days his edgy personality and lightning fast speed made him a perfect rival to Mario. Sonic was one of the major reasons the Genesis succeeded and the lack of a solid Sonic game was one of the reasons why the Saturn failed. Since games […]

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Now on the Virtual Console: Columns, Donkey Kong Jr. and two more games

By Spencer . December 4, 2006 . 9:00am

Every Monday at 9AM PST Nintendo is going to release four more games on the Wii’s virtual console shop in North America. This week we get Donkey Kong Jr., Victory Run, Columns and Ristar. Columns looks like the “gem” out of this group. Even though it is a Tetris clone, Columns is addictive casual fun. […]

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Calling Sega fans, Genesis collection is now on the PS2

By Spencer . November 7, 2006 . 7:15am

With so many releases this week, Sega Genesis Collection fell under the radar. The budget PS2 release has 28 Sega Genesis classics. To no surprise Sonic the Hedgehog, Ecco the Dolphin and Altered Beast made the cut. The compilation has gems like the Golden Axe trilogy and all of the Phantasy Games for the Genesis. […]

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Sega Genesis Collection coming to PS2 and PSP

By Spencer . August 10, 2006 . 3:18pm

In a surprise announcement from Sega, they announced that they are bringing a compilation of over thirty classic Genesis games such as Alex Kidd, Altered Beast (pictured), Comix Zone, Phantasy Star, Golden Axe and of course Sonic the Hedgehog to the PS2 and PSP. Also on the disc are extras like interviews with the developers. […]

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Rocking out to Sonic the Hedgehog

By Spencer . August 6, 2006 . 10:12am

The Brazilian rock band, Holus, dropped Destructoid a line with a video of them playing Sonic the Hedgehog themes in one of their shows. Brings back memories doesn’t it? Also somewhat related is another article about a guy who turned a Genesis into a guitar!

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Rebirth of the New Zealand Story

By Spencer . July 20, 2006 . 12:18pm

Taito’s lesser known hero, Tiki the kiwi, is going to come out of retirement for New Zealand Story Revolution. The remake of the NES / Genesis / arcade game is being handled by Rising Star games who plans to keep the same feel of the game, but redesign level layouts for a fresh challenge. If […]

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Looking back at the 32X’s libary

By Spencer . July 20, 2006 . 10:01am

While Sega’s 32X had nowhere near enough support to make the Genesis add on competitive, there were some decent games on the system. Racketboy points out original titles like Knuckles Chaotix, Metal Head and Star Wars Arcade as some of the best software the console has to offer. He also briefly mentions what could have […]

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Not so super, the botched history of Superman video games

By Spencer . July 3, 2006 . 1:25pm

Video game adaptations of popular franchises tend to be disappointing. The cost of the license can cut into the development budget. Or in the case of movie games, the title might be rushed to launch at the same time as the movie. The Superman license has had slipshod releases over and over since the first […]

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The fast way to game collecting, buying out a pawn shop

By Spencer . June 26, 2006 . 12:50pm

Sure you could buy your games one at a time. Or if you want to amass a collection faster buying boxes of gaming gear on eBay is a viable option. But one gamer who goes by the handle, oleanhosting, bought out a pawn shop’s entire video game section. Spread out in bins are tangled mess […]

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Sega celebrates Sonic turning 15

By Spencer . June 23, 2006 . 9:52am

In the past fifteen years in his existence, Sonic has crushed Dr. Robotnik (Eggman) multiple times, bounced around in a pinball game, raced on hoverboards and was the face of Sega for many, many years. Not bad for a teenager and considering that most Hedgehogs have a lifespan of up to ten years Sonic is […]

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