The Story of Sega's First Console (And It Wasn't The Master System)

On July 15, 1983, the Famicom was released in Japan. The console, later rebranded in the West as the Nintendo Entertainment System, would go on to change video games forever. Did you know, though, that the Famicom wasn’t the only gaming system released on that day? It was joined on shelves by the SG-1000, the very… » 3/30/15 9:40am 3/30/15 9:40am

The Most Unappreciated Platformers of the '90s

Super Mario World, Sonic The Hedgehog, Crash Bandicoot, Banjo Kazooie — the number of platforming series and characters that rose to stardom in the '90s was notably the highest in gaming history. Truly a golden age. But for every new Mario game there was always a few lesser-known titles waiting in the wings. Those… » 2/25/15 11:00am 2/25/15 11:00am

Fans Plan to Release Phantasy Star Online 2 So Sega Doesn't Have To…

What do you do when you're a flagging game company that has managed to create a successful sequel to a beloved MMO? You release it in as many markets as possible. Unless, of course, you're Sega—then you just announce it and go silent for two years. A group of fans are looking to change that by building their own… » 1/16/15 3:43pm 1/16/15 3:43pm