Track: One Night in Neo Kobe City | Artist: Konami Kukeiha Club | Album: Snatcher Original Soundtrack
This 28-minute Sega CD commercial, masquerading as the pilot episode of a teen TV series, hasn't been seen in decades. Almost as though it's been waiting, beneath the dirt, for the world to finally be ready and able to process just how 90s it was.
This isn't something you see every day. Earlier this week, a man walked into a used game store in Albuquerque, New Mexico (what is it with New Mexico and treasure troves of old games?) and sold a bunch of old Sega stuff. Among it was a box that contained 203 copies of Night Trap, one of the most infamous home console…
OK. Pull up a seat. We're going to be here a while.
The 1990s were Sega's golden age, but they were also a golden age for those who loved Sega, because every year on December 25 you could bet there'd be millions of kids around the world waking up to find new consoles and hardware under the tree. Kids like Tyler Esposito.
If nothing says "early 90s" like MC Hammer, then nothing says "mid 90s" like shitty Sega CD games. How wonderful the two could come together, then, in Hammer vs. Evil D. in Soulfire, a game that looked as awful as it sounded.
The Sega CD was home to some terrible things, but it was also home to some wonderful curiosities as well. And few are as curious as Micronet's 1993 strategy game The Third World War.
In the wee hours of PAX, I rushed into the Xbox booth to catch a minute of the Xbox Live Arcade version of Sonic CD. The old Sega CD game is coming back later this year.
No, we're not talking about Sonic The Hedgehog, in which an animal makes out with a human. We're talking about Night Trap, a Sega CD game released in 1992 that may have been the stormiest tea cup in video game history.
It's that time of year again, when a group of charitable gamers sit behind the wheel of the infamous Desert Bus and drive endlessly, tirelessly, maybe even masochistically, at a maximum speed of 45mph for nearly a full week
Take a seat and don't stand forward of the yellow line - Desert Bus for Hope kicked off its third marathon o' masochism, and looks to top the $70,000 it raised last year for the Child's Play charity.
We've had a little bit of game marathon fatigue up here in the Tower, but Desert Bus for Hope, as something of a granddaddy of all of these — not to mention the absolutely absurd and painful game they chose — gets a pass from me.