Yesterday, Nintendo announced they were discontinuing production of the NES Classic within North America. With demand high, I was curious to see how things were playing out on eBay. Turns out, it’s a lot like when Michael Jackson died.
The announcement of the Xbox streaming service briefly took me back to the ‘90s and to the Sega Channel, an invention so great it basically erased most of my memory of 1994 as I entered a state of pure bliss closest to what David Foster Wallace described in Infinite Jest.
If any video game character has the right to be angry, it’s oft-maligned platformer hero Bubsy. Thanks to the power of ROM hacking, the bobcat mascot finally has an appropriate outlet for his righteous rage.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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?
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:
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 series, whose NHL '94 is one of the greatest console sports video…
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.