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People Agree New Sonic The Hedgehog Thing Looks Good

Something new has been announced featuring Sonic The Hedgehog and the overall reaction from all the demographics seems to be incredibly positive. This hasn't happened since about 1995, and there's a good reason for that. It's not a video game and Sega hasn't been involved in its construction. It's shoes made by someone else. Read More >>

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Mad Genius Brings Flappy Bird Back From the Dead on Dreamcast Memory Card

As Sega’s Hail Mary pass on hardware, the Dreamcast wasn’t exactly the miracle the company prayed for. But the long-dead console still has a massive fanbase, as a clever hacker who managed to port the infinitely addictive Flappy Bird to the Dreamcast’s interactive memory card recently demonstrated. Read More >>

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Brazil’s Obsession With the Sega Mega Drive Won’t Slow Down

Hardcore gamers might scoff at the notion of a 16-bit gaming system, but they clearly haven’t been to Brazil, where systems like the original Sega Mega Drive (or Genesis, as it's known in North America) are still among the most dominant forms of gaming. The demand for retro consoles is so high, a company called Tectoy has announced it will begin manufacturing the Sega Mega Drive in Brazil. Read More >>

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SEGA Finally Takes Emulation Legit With Classics Steam Game Hub on PC

SEGA is about to make PC emulation of its classic back catalogue of Mega Drive games official for the first time, via the SEGA Mega Drive Classics Hub -- a SEGA-backed emulation package to be released and maintained through the Steam PC network. Read More >>

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Dreamcast Sales ROCKET to 1999 Levels in Wake of Shenmue III Announcement

The Dreamcast is seeing a dramatic uprise in sales according to word from surviving independent game shops out on the high street, with interest in the once beloved niche games machine leaping due to the announcement of Shenmue III. Read More >>

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Shenmue 3 is a Sad Cash-in on Gaming’s Pioneering Past

So the internet's decided Shenmue is the greatest thing ever, has it? So where were all these people and their shouty capital letters of amazement and money-throwing GIFs back in 2000, then, when the game first came out on Sega's Dreamcast in the UK to be met by a tsunami of indifference? Read More >>

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The Sega VR Headset That Never Was

With Oculus Rift making Pierce Brosnan's Lawnmower Man nightmares ever more likely, it can be fascinating glancing back at the many (many) failed attempts at getting such a long-trumpeted tech advance properly off the ground. Now a new British-made book on Sega's Mega Drive era has unearthed some rarely seen sketches of what the world's then-premier gaming firm had planned for virtual reality. Read More >>

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What Would a Dreamcast be Like in 2014?

It's 15 years today since Dreamcast launched in North America, five weeks before hitting the UK. D.R.E.A.M.C.A.S.T. It was a games console. No, it was nothing like the PlayStation 2. Yes, it was really called Dreamcast, even in the UK. Read More >>

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Creator of Shenmue Researching Kickstarter Options for Shenmue III

Yu Suzuki, architect of many Sega classics and creator of the Shenmue trilogy that was abandoned after only two chapters, is "researching" the idea of crowd-funding a Shenmue III. At a GDC presentation he said he'd like to make it if "the right opportunity" came along, expanding on this to tell Eurogamer he's looking at ways to get the lost Dreamcast generation to pay for its creation. [Eurogamer] Read More >>

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This Encyclopedic Site Contains 41 Years of Video Game Console Design

Commercially successful video game consoles—your Game Boys and your PlayStations—are iconic pieces of product design. But they're only part of the story. There are dozens of other machines that either didn't catch on or failed miserably. Evan Amos has devoted himself to cataloging them all. Read More >>

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First-Person Sonic the Hedgehog Is Bound to Make You Feel Sick

Why Sega hasn't put out a first-person Sonic yet, I don't know. It'd be like a faster, better Mirror's Edge. Maybe it's because it'd be pretty much guaranteed to make you hurl if you played it at full speed. Still, I wish it was real, because it'd look just like this. Read More >>

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One of Only Two Sega Pluto Prototype Consoles in Existence For Sale

This is easily the most exciting piece of gaming hardware to come to light in many years. A super-rare Sega Pluto prototype of which only two were ever made. It's a bit battered, but you can buy it. You may need to sell your house, car, sofa, phone, microwave and bottom by the hour first to raise enough money, but it could be yours. Read More >>

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Sega Forced to Add “Sorry We Lied a Bit” Disclaimer to Aliens Adverts

Game publisher Sega has already come in for heaps of criticism over its Colonial Marines title, with the finished Aliens shooter bearing only a passing resemblance to earlier adverts and preview code. And the Advertising Standards people have upheld a player's complaint about the apparent bait and switch. Read More >>