If you grew up in the 80s or 90s and loved cars, you're probably familiar with Sega's OutRun, one of the best arcade driving games ever made. But getting it from the arcade to your home was no easy task. Oppo's Gabor Vajda talks to the developer of the Commodore 64 version about how that happened. Make sure you turn…
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If you grew up in the 1980s, no doubt you played (and loved) arcade game OutRun. But what if you grew up in the 1960s, before there were video games as we now know them?
Daniel Vendrell is an accomplished artist who specialises in two things: retro video games and portraits of video game starlets.
Yu Suzuki, the man behind classic Sega video games Space Harrier, Out Run, Virtua Fighter and Shenmue, will be at this year's Game Developers Conference to receive a prestigious accolade, this year's Pioneer Award.
While New Year's in the northern hemisphere means cold weather, down here in Australia, it's summer time. So instead of huddling in front of a fire, I'm on the beach with a beer, listening to this.
People say Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario and more, is the Father of Video Games. If he's the father, then who's the mother?
So, this guy gutted an Outrun arcade cabinet, jammed it on a go-kart and, in the name of university research, assembled a contraption that drives 15 mph in the real world while displaying it as an 8-bit virtual one.
When Sega said the new Outrun was due for release in "early 2009", they weren't kidding around, as posters thrown up at the Asia Games Show last week tell us it'll be out in January.
Great, unexpected news, Sega (and good times) fans: Outrun returns. And it's not the retro OutRun, nor the wonderful Sumo Digital arcade port from a few years back. It's something in between.