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Sega to Focus on Reviving Major IPs

Based on its Road to 2020 investor plan, Sega is planning to promote global development by shifting its focus to be more IP-centric. The most tantalizing part of an otherwise mundane PowerPoint is where Sega plans a “Revival of past IPs and active utilization of external IPs”.

The Revenge of Shinobi Slices up the Competition – Today in Retro Gaming – December 2, 1989

Sega’s original Shinobi first appeared in the Arcades back in 1987. With its well designed multidirectional side-scrolling levels, varied enemy characters, end of level guardians, Ninjitsu special magic move, and general smooth gameplay, the game became a huge hit. The game was soon ported over to many home platforms, including Sega’s own Master System console, […]

Shadow Gangs Kickstarter Now Live, Steam Greenlight Campaign in Progress

It was just 10 days ago that I wrote up my first article on Shadow Gangs.  In that period of time the developers have launched a Kickstarter campaign.  They have also been working to get their new game on Steam via the “Greenlight” program.  There is just under one month left in the Kickstarter campaign […]

Shadow Gangs Hitting Kickstarter Soon Reminds Fans of Shinobi, Demo Available

Okay, I know we throw around the whole “reminds” thing around a lot.  That is because retro gaming is pretty much all about reminding fans of something from the past.  This can be using a familiar music segment, certain art style or genre.  Shadow Gangs is one such title that will definitely remind fans of […]

Swabby Homebrew Independent Sega Game Gear Shooter Released

Scrolling shooters.  You are probably tired of me bringing up that the heyday of this genre being long gone.  That is fine.  It seems to be working.  We are seeing more scrolling shooting games pop up from the independent developer world.  That makes me happy.  I mean, I still for the most part suck at […]

7 Cool Streets of Rage 2 Hacks

Streets of Rage 2 is one of those titles that fans simply will not allow to die.  That is great because the game is quite good.  While the original is good, fans have taken the character selection a few steps beyond what Sega ever thought of.  Buckle up sunshine, this is going to be a […]

Top 10 Amstrad CPC Arcade Conversions (Awesomeness Can’t be Confined so We Goto 14)

Not another top 10 list you moan, I’ve seen them all before you say.  Others will be moaning a top 10 list is not practical you really need a top 20. Well stop your moaning, why? Because I said so and because here is, the Amstrad CPC’s best arcade game conversions and they’re just as […]

Five Side Scrolling Game Boy Advance Games You Shouldn’t Miss This Holiday Season

Sure, the Game Boy Advance is an older portable and can be had for quite a cheap price now so that makes it the perfect gift for a cash strapped family that have gamers in the house wanting to game on the go.  Not everyone has $150+ for the latest portable devices, then $30+ per […]

5 Obscure 8-Bit Gaming Licenses You Don’t See Anymore

Licensing a celebrity, sports star, company and others are nothing new in gaming. I have seen many liceneses in gaming over the years. Movie stars, movies themselves, even commercials have made the jump to become a license for a game many times over. Most notably, licensing occurs in sports with each new iteration of whatever […]

Review: Shadow Blade on Android Using the JXD S7300 (Pst…Shinobi Fans, get this game)

It is sometimes tough trying to figure out what to cover and what to ignore here on RGM. On the one hand, covering newer titles is a good way to bring retro and modern gaming together in an almagation of games but on the other, it is an easy way to alienate the fanbase. Covering […]


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