SNK revives their classic fighting game series with The King of Fighters XIV for PS4. How does it hold up? Read on to find out. Continue reading
The Sega Genesis celebrates it’s 27th year on this island Earth and my world was never the same.
Hit the jump to read about the launch game lineup and join in the celebration! Continue reading
The beloved Sega racing game Daytona USA debuted at the August 1993 Amusement Machine Show in Tokyo.
Hit the jump to read about Daytona‘s development, debut at the Amusement Machine Show 1993, and see actual footage of the trade show and an interview with a young Tetsuya Mizguchi! Also – Michael Jackson in Scramble Training! Continue reading
Today marks the 25th anniversary of Streets of Rage‘s original release!
Of course, the game was released originally in Japan as Bare Knuckle with this fantastic cover gracing it’s case.
Where were you when you first encountered Streets of Rage?
My Uncle was in his late teens while I was 9 years old in the fall of 1991. He had obtained a Sega Genesis fairly early and I always looked forward to trying the latest games out when we visited. It was at his house that I first experienced Altered Beast, Golden Axe, and many other classic Sega games.
Somehow the arcade games simply had not been available in my area, with mostly Capcom and Namco machines filling the spots in the entryways of grocery and corner stores. You know, the usual places a young man would find arcade cabinets in the late 1980s in rural America!
So it was on an all-too short visit to my Uncle’s house that I would first discover Streets of Rage. I recall having seen some coverage of it in magazines prior, but the printed page and text simply could not communicate the experience that this game offers.
As we all know, the game is great. A wonderful rival for Capcom’s Final Fight with aesthetics and a soundtrack that blows it’s competitor away.
How do you feel when reflecting on 25 years of pounding asses to thumping music?
I feel… wonderful!
This is Sega Test is a documentary on Sega’s internal testing department that’s gone viral. I got the opportunity to chat with Director John Jansen and found that he knew a lot more about Sega of America than I had originally anticipated. Continue reading
21 years ago today, Sega of America CEO Tom Kalinske dropped the bombshell at E3 that the Saturn was immediately available that day at specific retailers in North America. Continue reading
A quick video guide on how to unlock the secret game in the Sega 3D Classics Collection for the Nintendo 3DS.
Enter the Extras options menu and tap on the bottom-left area of the screen to unlock it.
Check out photos from the Sakura Taisen Museum 2 event at the Gamers store in Akihabara from April 22nd to May 8th, 2016. There you will be able to check out loads of licensed Sakura Taisen merchandise to pick up, from simple bromides to elaborate costumes. Continue reading
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Gaze into the mind of Working Designs’ Victor Ireland in this 1993 interview from the original Lunar: The Silver Star strategy guide. Silver Star had just wrapped and Eternal Blue was on the horizon, along with the 32-bit console generation! Continue reading