How To Get The Sharpest Images Possible Out Of Your Old Consoles

If you've tried playing a retro console on a modern HDTV, you may not have liked what you saw — smeary, stretched images that are a far cry from the sharp chunky blocks of yesteryear. Luckily, there's a better way for purists to get a crystal clear image that doesn't involve buying an old CRT TV. » 8/26/14 4:15pm 8/26/14 4:15pm

You Can Buy The Secret History Of The Sega Genesis

Last year, I fell in love with a very fancy book about the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. Well, that book is now ready to buy (for everyone, not just those who backed its Kickstarter), and it looks amazing. » 8/10/14 9:00pm 8/10/14 9:00pm

​Who Sonic Is, According To Sega

Character guides. They're full of need-to-know information about famous characters whose faces might wind upon merchandise. Yesterday, we got a peek at a Nintendo guide that told us Yoshi's real name. Today, some pages for a Sonic character guide have surfaced, letting us know that, among other things, Sega's blue… » 8/07/14 8:30pm 8/07/14 8:30pm

Where Sonic The Hedgehog Went Wrong

Is it possible to care about Sonic the Hedgehog? Can a person really be concerned about Sega's blue creation and what happens in his worlds? The answer is yes, but it depends on where you encounter him. » 8/04/14 3:30pm 8/04/14 3:30pm

Making the Case That Sonic the Hedgehog Is Way Overrated

All that love for the early Sonic The Hedgehog games may be very misplaced, according to some gentlemen who recently revisited them. They even go so far to say that they're fundamentally flawed. » 7/30/14 9:40am 7/30/14 9:40am

Space Invaders And Other Classic Games As Renaissance Paintings

You know what would have made sitting through lectures on early modern European history a lot more bearable? Giant space lasers, and plenty of 'em. » 4/18/14 11:09am 4/18/14 11:09am

Strider's 25-Year History In Just Five Minutes

In 1989, marking the start of the blue-clad ninja's two-and-a-half decade career, the first Strider game was released in arcades throughout Japan and North America. From then on, it was a road filled with cameos, curious localization decisions, and slashed-up baddies. » 2/12/14 5:30am 2/12/14 5:30am

In The 90s, Sega Made This Boy's Christmas Very Special

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. » 12/13/13 1:00am 12/13/13 1:00am

Fake Retro Wreck-It Ralph Game Winds Up With Real Sega Genesis Port

You may remember how Disney invented a real-world pseudo-history for Wreck-It Ralph when the animated movie came to theaters last year. There was that artfully aged arcade cabinet that showed up at E3 last year and a commercial that homed in on the cheesiness of old-school arcade advertisements. And, of course, there… » 8/06/13 10:40am 8/06/13 10:40am

The Last Sports Stars of Video Games' Cartridge Era [Corrected]

Monday, Jason Kidd gave the NBA his retirement notice. He and Grant Hill were the only active players this year that appeared in NBA Jam: Tournament Edition from 1994. Like veterans of a long-ago war, day by day we are losing the athletes of video gaming's cartridge era. These are the last of them. » 6/05/13 5:30pm 6/05/13 5:30pm

The NHL is Down to Three Active Players Who Appeared in NHL '94

Hyping the cover vote for NHL 14, the league reached back to that old 16-bit crowd-pleaser, NHL '94, to make this adorable video. It's appropriate because one of the finalists is the New Jersey Devils' Martin Brodeur, the only active goalie whose NHL career is older than the video game. » 5/28/13 10:20am 5/28/13 10:20am

HD Re-Make of Castle of Illusion Mickey Mouse Game Coming This Summer

Last week’s teaser hinted strongly at it and a post on the official PlayStation blog (and the Sega blog) confirms that classic Genesis platformer Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse will be coming to PS3 multiple platforms this summer. (Note: the original version of this post said the game would be a PS3… » 4/15/13 1:00pm 4/15/13 1:00pm

This RPG Was First Released On Sega Genesis. Now It's Coming To…

When I first heard about Pier Solar back in 2010, I thought the people behind it were out of their minds. An exclusive for the Sega Genesis, a console that was discontinued in 1998? What? Are we all still living on the same planet? » 11/30/12 3:00pm 11/30/12 3:00pm

The Last 'Good' Console War, Re-imagined As A Giant Robot Battle

Embattled gamers have weathered many a console war over the past thirty years. But above the Xboxes and Gamecubes, the PlayStations and the Dreamcasts, one war stands apart: » 11/07/12 10:00pm 11/07/12 10:00pm

Another Retirement Marks the Slow Sunset of Sports Video Games'…

Today, the four-time Stanley Cup champion and seven-time Norris Trophy winner Nicklas Lidstrom retired. All of Lidstrom's 1,564 games were played for a single team, the Detroit Red Wings, and all but one of his 20 seasons were spent on EA Sports' NHL » 5/31/12 6:30pm 5/31/12 6:30pm series, whose is one of the greatest console sports video games ever.

See How Sonic Started as Sega's Answer to Mickey Mouse

One thing we need to own up to with all these video game icons coming up on 15, 20 and 25 year anniversaries is that we're getting older, too. Just yesterday, Crecente was talking about all the trouble he has peeing lately. Poor guy. » 11/11/11 11:40am 11/11/11 11:40am

Why Is Disney Trademarking Mickey Mouse's Castle of Illusion?

Early Sega Genesis adopters remember Sega's Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse as one of the system's initial highlights, a platformer bursting with charm and gorgeous level design. So Disney trademarking Castle of Illusion more than 20 years later is certainly cause of cautious excitement. » 10/03/11 11:00pm 10/03/11 11:00pm

Steam's Sega Sale Delivers $2 Alpha Protocol, Super Cheap Dreamcast &…

For fans of all things SEGA, Steam's running killer deals on Alpha Protocol ($2), Aliens vs. Predator ($4.99) and the Total War series. Dreamcast and Sega Genesis bundles are just $7.49 each. [Steam presents SEGA Weekend] » 9/23/11 9:15pm 9/23/11 9:15pm

Classic Sonic Won't Speak In Sonic Generations But Maybe He'll... Turn…

For Sonic the Hedgehog's 20th anniversary, Sega and Sonic Team will bring two versions of its mascot—in "classic" and "modern" flavors—together for a time-traveling, old school-meets-new school adventure. But only one of those Sonics will actually speak in Sonic Generations. » 8/19/11 1:40pm 8/19/11 1:40pm