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Revenge of the License: Board Games

The most obvious shortcut you can take as a game developer is to make a game out of something that is already a game. Chess programs have been used to sell people on the idea of home computers since the 1970s, every version of Windows has shipped with Solitaire built right in, and casino games […]

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Wacky Wednesday: Blast Processing Takedown

Three things became clear in 1994. First, Arkansas refused to bring anything but shame and disgrace upon the rest of the country by allowing Carl, my editor, to remain in high school. Second, Sega wasn’t going anywhere–five years of stomping all over Nintendo of America’s turf clearly wasn’t enough for them, they were having too […]

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Flicky Unsung Hero of Sega’s Games Arrives on Genesis – Today in History – May 1st, 1991

Tell me if you can.  Who has the most “background” appearances in gaming?  No, I don’t mean the turtles and the mushroom enemies of the Super Mario series since those are enemies- they are expected to appear.  I mean the little guys, the ones that hardly anyone knows the name of but can point them […]

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Earthworm Jim Joins Streets of Rage 2 Cast on Sega Genesis

Earthworm Jim has entered the world of Streets of Rage 2.  Yeah, you read that right.  Earthworm Jim is now in Streets of Rage 2.  This is not an official thing, Sega has not come to their sense and done what fans have been doing for years.  No, this is another fan hack that adds […]

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Splatterhouse 3 Asks You to Save Jennifer Again on Sega Genesis – Today in History – March 18th, 1993

In the history of video games there are not that many third party franchises that have not seen at least on release on a Nintendo console.  One such franchise that holds that honor is Splatterhouse.  No, I am not counting the “super deformed” game that was released in Japan.  Namco originally started Splatterhouse in arcades, […]

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Castlevania – Bloodlines Shows Genesis Fans Darker Europe – Today in History – March 17th, 1994

Konami used to care about fans.  For proof of this just look at the 16-bit era.  Castlevania during this period was THE game to get if you were into action, adventure and hard as nails gameplay.  The cool thing about this era is that every console or handheld that received a Castlevania game got an […]

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X-Men Continue Dominance on Sega Genesis – Today in History – March 8th, 1993

Sega licensing the X-Men property was a big deal in 1993.  Fans knew they were going to get a slightly edgier game than what would be allowed on the Nintendo platforms.  While there is no blood, the Genesis X-Men did give gamers something no other game had the balls to do.  A unique Easter Egg […]

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Strider Downhill Runs Into Arcades – Today in History – March 7th, 1989

This is one of those titles that MADE us goto the local arcade and drop more than we wanted into it, one quarter at a time.  Capcom really hit the nail on the head with Strider- it is a classic in every sense of the term.  Graphically, Strider holds up quite well, especially the arcade […]

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Revenge of the License: Boxing Games and Karma

Humanity on the whole has a few personality quirks we’ve spent the last several thousand years failing to breed out of existence, chief among which is our desire to watch one person pulverize another in combat. No less a philosopher than the Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 T-800 remarked of the human race, “It’s in your […]

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Tiny Toon Adventures Busts Onto Sega Genesis – Today in History – February 7th, 1993

When Sega released Sonic onto the world, it just furthered the notion that every company needed a mascot.  This was particularly true for console manufacturers- there needed to be an exclusive game series that was ONLY on one platform to entice gamers to buy into it.  This was also true for third parties though, especially […]


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