Back in late May of this year, we brought you a story about something called “Sega Forever.” Discovered by a person in the Philippines, Sega Forever looked to be a subscription service for mobile devices that allowed users to play classic Sega Genesis games. At the time, it was unclear whether this service was legit or not — though there was a lot of evidence suggesting it was the real deal. Today, Sega has officially confirmed Sega Forever. Sega Forever allows users to play ad-supported Sega games. These games feature offline play, cloud saves, leaderboards, and controller support. If you don’t want to deal with ads, you can purchase each title for $2 after you’ve downloaded them. The first wave of titles includes Sonic the Hedgehog, Comix Zone, Phantasy Star II, Altered Beast, and Kid Chameleon. Sega says that it will release a new batch of games every two weeks. Back when we originally talked about this service, Sega had registered Sega Forever accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit. All of these are now live. The Reddit one is still private, but folks can at least register for it. These will no doubt be venues for keeping up to date…
I (Robin Ek TGG) have been waiting a very, VERY long time for Monolith’s old FPS game “Blood” to make a grand comeback worthy of the Gaming gods (either as a remake or as a brand-new game). However, that comeback is yet to happen. Even so, I still felt a bit hope when Stephen Kick (Night Dive Studios founder) told… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
It´s old, but it´s a jewel. I’m are talking about the “abandonware” Sierra´s Hoyle Casino, a game that allowed you to take in all the excitement of high-rolling in Vegas, complete with chatty opponents, witty croupiers, and free drinks (just kidding). It´s funny but people used to spend several hours in the real casino, and some more at home practicing… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
Press release: FunstockRetro.co.uk, Doncaster (12th, May, 2017) – There really is no excuse to not be a retro gamer in 2017, especially with the imminent arrival of Hyperkin’s new RetroN HD – a high definition update of the original RetroN (1), now in stunning 720p output. Supporting both PAL and NTSC NES cartridges, as well as shipping with a new… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
Press release: PQube, Letchworth (22nd February 2017). Fans of retro gaming will soon be able to roll back the years and enjoy 100 classic Atari® and arcade titles on the PS4 and Xbox One, thanks to the imminent release of Atari Flashback Classics – Volumes 1 and 2. Released as two separate volumes, each packed with 50 titles including the… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
Press release: FunstockRetro.co.uk, Doncaster (17th, February, 2017). The Nintendo 64 Anthology is the book made for a generation of 90’s gamers. Written by Matt Manent, it provides the most comprehensive look at the much-loved Nintendo 64. Cramming in over 400 pages of facts, game reviews and interviews, it also tells the console’s story – chronicling it’s seven-year journey from development… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
I (Robin Ek, TGG) just woke up to the news that Aletheia Games (it´s an independent video game development company) has released the very first trailer for their Razor console, and not only that. Aletheia Games has also launched a homepage for the console as well. However, as for now, there isn´t all that much known about the Razor console. In the matter of fact,… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
Whether you’re playing retro games through an emulator on Windows, Mac, or a custom-built Raspberry Pi console, you need a controller. We tested some of the most popular options, from simple Xbox controllers to retro replicas and expensive Bluetooth-enabled gamepads, to figure out which are worth your money. The Contenders There’s no replacing the feel of an original controller on an original game console, but if you’re building your own retro gaming rig, you still need something better than a keyboard to play those old games. After searching through forums, blog posts, and Amazon reviews, I narrowed down my search to a mixture of controller types, from new and modern to old school replicas. Here’s what I tested: Advertisement Hundreds of other generic options are available, most serving as replicas for SNES, NES, or Genesis, but the reviews are so poor for the bulk of them that I decided to skip them. Most complaints about cheaper controllers come down to build quality and button actuation, both of which I’ve also found problematic on the generic controllers I’ve used over the years. You get what you pay READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
I truly wish that I could have been at the CES 2017 event, I really do. However, sadly enough I don´t have either the money or the time to be there. Nevertheless, I´m doing my very best to cover the event from a distance instead. Any ways, as I just happen to be a fan of Metal Jesus Rocks. I… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
It´s kind of hard for me (and many others I bet) to grasp the fact that it´s now been over 20 years since Blizzard released their ARPG/hack-and-slash game “Diablo”. However, that is 100% true, as Blizzard celebrated Diablo´s 20th anniversary on the 31st of December last year (I´m sorry that I wasn´t able to cover this story earlier). Yes, that´s… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
Nintendo had recently trademarked their Super Famicom controller, and while this could be them protecting their property (a popular trend of theirs this year) I’ve heard speculations of the possibility of a Super Nintendo (Super Famicom) Classic Console being in the making. I know that this seems like an interesting rumor with no doubt, but I see a few problems… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
So, October 1, 2016 at the Hilton Hotel, I had the pleasure of being able to attend the first annual Southeast Game Exchange in Greenville South Carolina. It was a bit of a trip. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to stay long because my debit card decided to shut off due to “suspicious activity” but I stayed as long as was… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!