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Road Redemption Kickstarter Brings Back Fond Memories of Genesis & Saturn versions of Road Rash!

One of my favorite memories of the Sega Genesis is playing Road Rash 3 at friend’s house. Driving up the scaling highway on Superbike and smacking people with a bat brought smiles to my face.

In my mind, the series hasn’t seen a proper sequel since the Sega Saturn era…which was a marvelous little title in its own right that captured the essence of the Mega Drive games.

This kickstarter is looking to bring back that style of gameplay to Wii-U and to PCs by hitting a $160,000 goal. THe game is being designed using Unity. Currently the kickstarter is about half way there. And yes, I am a backer of the Wii-U Tanooki tier at $17.

Definitely give the team a lookout if capturing the feeling of a lost classic appeals to you! Also, while I may be busy working 7 days a week and haven’t gotten to video reviews – just know that I’ve been busy backing important games (look for my mug if you pick up Shovel Knight) and working for Nintendo (letting them know the Wii-U needs more games dammit – I also may have written a comment or two asking for Earthbound).

[Source: Kickstarter]

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House of the Dead OverKill is now out on IOS

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House of the Dead: Overkill – The Lost Reels has now released on IOS for your iPods, iPads, and iPhones. But do not fear Android users as it is coming to your mobile device soon! The game goes for US$4.99 on the Appstore. Will you be buying this game? Tell us in the comments below.

Project Unity = Retro Gaming Swiss Army Knife!

I’m totally blown away. This combines over 15 consoles into one super box including the major SEGA consoles. The modder has instructions on how to build your own his site. Because well, this one ain’t for sale.

Check out the website: here.

[Source: Joystiq]

Makers of Pier Solar become “Banana” Games and Abandon 16-bit Development

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The retro game makers at Watermelon have decided to transition from a physical product developer to a purely online one. The company has posted a statement revealing their future intentions:

“We are proud to introduce you Banana Games! For only $19.99/month you can buy the key to play all of our games on FACEBOOK! Share your highest scores with your friends, invite them to play Pier Solar Mini with you! Engage in the greatest three-minute battle for ProjectY – The Ancient World, and experience the revival of Candy Sand now with the exclusive ProjectN apps for Smartphone.

Forget about retro consoles, they’re too old (and complicated to program to, so freaking time consuming! Yuck!), and enjoy a universe of magic and fun for ONLY $19.99/month!”

The company has yet to post a statement about the fate of the recently kickstarted HD version of Pier Solar.  Read the rest of this entry »

SEGA Updates Old Classics with 3D HD Sound

Blast processing to the max. Well done SEGA!

[Source: SEGA Blogs]

Game On 2.0 Ontario Science Centre – A Playable Slice of History

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Happy Easter! Over the weekend, I managed to get out to the Game On 2.0 Exhibit being held at the Ontario Science Center. The exhibition is a hands-on exploration of the history of video games from the earliest incarnations to some of the latest titles. If you are a retro gamer, it is definitely a spot to check out. The exhibition began its life in London – so our UK audience is probably well versed with the event.

The exhibition runs from March 9 to September 2, 2013. The price of admission is free with the admission to the Science Center ($22). There is typically a 20 to 30 minute wait to enter as the goal is to be able to get some playing time and not have the gaming zone over capacity.The games are full featured and the arcade titles are set to free play. Just don’t expect to hear the amazing soundtracks in the games has a lot of the titles have the volume turned way down.

If you are a SEGA fan (which is why you are probably here) there are some amazing pieces of history to witness. Hit the jump to see some of the items that made the event worth checking out:  Read the rest of this entry »

SEGA of Japan – Stop Breaking My Heart, Please! Oh, SEGA Teasing a New Project for PS3 & Vita

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SEGA of Japan is teasing a new project late in the PS3 life cycle. The project has the logos for the Vita and the PS3…and while this is sure to start a chorus of Valkyria Chronicles, Yakuza, and Shenmue (two of which never seem to come over to the West anymore…and the other essentially quietly dead) I am guessing this will be a “Shining” title or a continuation of Project Diva. Maybe even Phantasy Star Online 2?

Both of which probably aren’t coming over to the West.

Seriously, I feel like the 2007 – 2010 was a golden age in modern SEGA gaming (aside from a digital release of Virtua Fighter)…and now we are in dark ages again in the post-Dreamcast period.

Maybe I’m wrong and Yakuza 5 will come over and this title will be a classic experience for everyone. I hope I’m wrong.

[Source: IGN]

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