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Book Review: Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works

Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works

To be this good takes AGES

Back in the early '90s Sega and Nintendo were hostile enemies, and this rivalry trickled down to the people who played their products. Anyone old enough to have experienced this period will no doubt recall the heated playground debates about which console was best, and the splintered friendships caused by something as...

Hardware Classics: The Sega Genesis Nomad

The Sega Genesis Nomad

The less-travelled roadie

During the early '90s Sega's hardware department effectively went crazy. Flushed with the success of the Genesis / Mega Drive in North America and Europe, the company produced a series of commercial duds in an attempt to buttress its 16-bit business in the face of stiff competition from rival Nintendo. The first endeavour...

News: SEGA Outlines Impressive Plans For Sonic Boom Merchandise

SEGA Outlines Impressive Plans For Sonic Boom Merchandise

Don't be blue, there's plenty coming

Sonic the Hedgehog is set to race exclusively onto Nintendo consoles this month with a pair of simultaneous new entries in the series. In an effort to re-invigorate Sega's beloved mascot once again, the company is launching an all-out marketing campaign that's hoping to reach a broad demographic of fans old and...

News: Former Sega of America Marketing Director Divulges Struggle to Name Tails "Tails"

Former Sega of America Marketing Director Divulges Struggle to Name Tails "Tails"

Also introducing "Sonic's orthodontist"

Sonic's faithful, tech-savvy buddy is best known as "Tails," a name that one typically wouldn't expect to have any reasoning behind it aside from acknowledging a plurality of appendages. However, in the corporate world, things often aren't so simple--especially if you had "Sega of America" on your office door...

Video: Your Heart Will Melt At This Sega Genesis Promo Created By A Son and His Gaming Mad Father

Your Heart Will Melt At This Sega Genesis Promo Created By A Son and His Gaming Mad Father

1991 home movie intended to convince family members to dump the NES

As you'll know if you've read the recent Console Wars, back in the early '90s Nintendo was still very much the king of the hill when it came to video games. Sega's time in the sun was yet to come, but the 16-bit Genesis (Mega Drive if you're outside of the US) was already making...

News: Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Speeds To Earlier Release Date On Wii U

Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Speeds To Earlier Release Date On Wii U

Now launching alongside the 3DS edition

Sega has confirmed that Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric will launch in North America a week earlier than originally planned. The Wii U title — being developed by Big Red Button — was given a November 18th release date not so long ago, but this has now been pushed forward to the 11th — the same day that Sega...

News: Amazon Pre-order Bonus Will Light Up Your Sonic Boom Characters

Amazon Pre-order Bonus Will Light Up Your Sonic Boom Characters

Shine little glow-hog, glimmer, glimmer

UPDATE: This pre-order bonus only seems to apply to the US Amazon shop for now. We will update again if this changes. Step right up, my long-faced friend. Why, I know exactly what you're thinking: "My hedgehog! It spins, speeds, dives, dashes, slices, races, and saves the world but oh, woe is me why doesn't...

Matters Of Import: Taking Off With 3D Thunder Blade

Taking Off With 3D Thunder Blade

Thundering ahead?

1987 was a great year for Sega in the arcades – After Burner II was wowing gamers and the previous year’s big hit, Out Run, was still going strong. But there was another Sega game doing the rounds at the same time with equally impressive sprite scaling techniques, and that game was Thunder Blade. Broadly speaking the...

Video: Nintendo's Wild Gunman And Sega's Bank Panic Face Off In A Deadly Shootout

Nintendo's Wild Gunman And Sega's Bank Panic Face Off In A Deadly Shootout

Which one is the quickest on the draw?

Back in the '80s, it wasn't uncommon to see Sega and Nintendo launch games with similar themes in order to compete with one another, and a good example of this rivalry is the similarity between the NES light gun title Wild Gunman and the Sega Master System outing Bank Panic. Both had their origins in the...

News: Sega Announces Chopper Action Title Thunder Blade As Its Latest 3DS Classic

Sega Announces Chopper Action Title Thunder Blade As Its Latest 3DS Classic

Flying your way soon?

Sega's 3D Classic range shows no sign of slowing down, with Japanese gamers still getting to grips with Fantasy Zone II Double's new Link Loop Land mode while looking forward to this latest announcement - 3D Thunder Blade. Originally released in arcades back in 1987, Thunder Blade was another game to use Sega's impressive...