How Past Game Consoles Said Goodbye in Japan

Each time we approach the beginning of a new console generation, it also marks the slow and gradual ending of the previous one. Games for the previous consoles are released less frequently until they disappear altogether. But have you ever wondered what the final releases were for each major home console in Japan? We… » 6/21/13 7:30am 6/21/13 7:30am

The Super Retro Trio Is Three Classic Consoles In One

With my children rapidly approaching gaming age, I want their introduction to my favorite pastime to begin with the classics — NES, Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. The Super Retro Trio, coming this summer from Innex and Retro-bit, handles games from all three of those systems for a mere $69.99. That'll look so lovely… » 5/07/13 6:30pm 5/07/13 6:30pm

Legendary Sega Consoles Turned into Colorful Anime Ladies

In fan art, there is a long, proud history of turning video game consoles into female anime characters. This is not fan art.


Sega is releasing a set of downloadable content for its free-to-play PS Vita game Samurai & Dragons. The set of 13 character cards are personifications of Sega's game consoles. They're dubbed… » 1/30/13 4:30am 1/30/13 4:30am

Not All Sega Mega Drives Were Made Equally

While these days the release of a new model of hardware is kind of a big deal, signifying as it does important changes in components, capabilities or even a complete redesign, back in the day some companies used to be able to flood the market with different versions of their console and nobody even noticed.

Take, for… » 8/21/12 1:00am 8/21/12 1:00am

This Sega Genesis Mod Shocks You Every Time You Die

This mod is called "GeneZap," and its motto is "No pity for bad players." It's a dog shock collar programmed to zap the wearer whenever he screws up or takes damage in any of half a dozen Sega Genesis games. (I'm guessing the first four letters are pronounced as two syllables, as in "Genesis," not "Gene" as in… » 8/03/12 8:00pm 8/03/12 8:00pm