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  • Blog Post: Clues Point To Sonic Generations Nearly Featuring A Third Dreamcast-Era Sonic

    Generations follows the exploits of two Sonics: modern pre-Boom Sonic and classic Genesis Sonic. It appears, however, that a third Sonic based on his Dreamcast iteration, may have also been considered. The rumor comes from the latest episode of Did You Know Gaming, which covers Sonic Generations. You... More
  • Blog Post: New Shots Of PlayStation Optimus Prime

    The first figure in Takara Tomy's video game-themed Transformers line rolls out to retailers this month. Online toy retailer, Big Bad Toy Store, is listing MegaDrive Megatron for November release for $119.99. His rival, PlayStation Prime, who we now see in finished form, is slated for a February... More
  • Blog Post: New Images Of Transformers Sega MegaDrive Megatron And His Sonic Cartridge

    Takara Tomy has released new images of its upcoming Sega MegaDrive (Genesis)-themed Transformer. The evil leader of the Decepticons has taken on a new form, and he even comes with one of that console’s most popular games. As you can see from the images, it looks like Megatron also has some USB... More
  • Blog Post: Handy Graphic Shows Video Game Console Cost Adjusted For Inflation Up To Current-Gen

    Video games are an expensive hobby, and while it might not appear to be true – considering current prices – in general, the cost of playing video games has gone down over the years. You'll see the chart below, which was posted on reddit last month by user Auir2blaze . It puts into perspective... More
  • Blog Post: New GI Has Info On Spiritual Successor To Mutant League Football

    Mutant League Football creator Michael Mendheim is getting ready to bring back gridiron carnage with a brand-new franchise inspired by the Genesis classic, and GI's got the scoop. You can read about this new football franchise as well as some of the team that Mendheim has assembled, in the new issue... More
  • Blog Post: Stereoscopic 3D Sonic The Hedgehog For 3DS Revealed For Japan

    A detailed listing for an updated Sonic the Hedgehog with stereoscopic 3D capabilities has appeared on Sega's Japanese website . Running the site through Google Translate reveals a number of interesting details. The game will be available in Japan on May 15 for 600 yen (around $6 U.S.), can be played... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Mickey's Castle Of Illusion Gets Ratings Classification

    The recent Mickey Mouse games from Disney might not have been great shakes, but Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse has always been considered a classic for Sega's Genesis console. Now there are reports that the game might be coming back. A listing from the Australian ratings board for the game... More
  • Blog Post: Super Street Fighter II With Online Play Coming To Virtual Console

    It's been a constant complain amongst some Wii users that Virtual Console titles tend to be straight ports without any work done to fix bugs or provide changes that would make sense for a modern audience. It may be late in the Wii's life cycle, but Capcom is looking to change this trend finally... More
  • Blog Post: Get Two Free Sonic Games With Steam Pre-Purchase Of Sonic Generations

    We just learned that the original Sonic The Hedgehog is an unlockable bonus in Sonic Generations. Just in case that wasn't enough classic Sonic for you, if you pre-purchase Generations from Steam, you also get Sonic 3D Blast and Sonic 3 and Knuckles. Click here to pre-purchase now, and begin playing... More
  • Blog Post: Original Sonic The Hedgehog Unlockable In Sonic Generations

    Sonic Generations is being billed as a tour of Sonic's digital history, so it's appropriate that the original game would be an unlockable bonus. The existence of the bonus was revealed at a panel during Paris Games Week. Unfortunately, the original is the only classic Sonic that will appear.... More
  • Blog Post: Review Round-Up: Rage, Dark Souls, And More

    I hope you like reviews! With GI neck-deep in the middle of crazy release season, we published no less than 11 reviews this week for games ranging from totally awesome to completely awful. Here's the full round-up. Be sure to click through to read the full reviews. The Binding Of Isaac (PC) - "The... More
  • Blog Post: Check Out What Sega Sent Us

    Today is the exact date that Sonic the Hedgehog was released for the Sega Genesis 20 years ago. Sega's upcoming love letter, Sonic Generations , isn't the only way the company is celebrating the hedgehog's 20th anniversary. Only 100 of these very limited, very high quality statues are being... More
  • Blog Post: Al-Qaeda Tried To Use Sega Cartridges In Terror Plot

    And here's your daily dose of "WTF" news to end the day. GameSetWatch reports that according to the Detainee Assessment record for Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (released to the public today by Wikileaks), the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda attempted to hide remote-controlled firing devices inside... More
  • Blog Post: Tim Turi Alert: Sonic Comic Readying For Reboot

    After 225 issues -- the longest run ever for a comic based on a video game -- Archie Comics' Sonic The Hedgehog will see a reboot in a storyline beginning in June titled -- wait for it -- "Sonic: Genesis." Newsarama reports that the new storyline will follow an issue where a prominent Sonic... More
  • Blog Post: Asking The Important Questions About Zombies Ate My Neighbors

    If you're like me, you have fond memories of struggling through the zombie apocalypse in Zombies Ate My Neighbors on the SNES and Genesis. But this new video from College Humor and Dorkly reminded me of one rather big question that the game never answers: Just who the hell are these idiot neighbors... More
  • Blog Post: Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Classics 4 Available On Steam

    Sega continues to mine its proud 16-bit heritage with another compilation release for Steam. The Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Classics Collection 4 features a host of well-loved titles from days gone by, specifically Alien Soldier, Gunstar Heroes, Landstalker, Light Crusader, Shining Force, Shining Force... More
  • Blog Post: Someone Does The Unthinkable, Ports Super Mario Bros. To Genesis

    If, like me, you grew up as a child of the 8- and 16-bit console wars between Nintendo and Sega, you may want to look away or brace yourself. This story may shock you. A video on YouTube (embedded below) showcases a new version of Super Mario Bros. ported to Genesis via an emulator. The visuals and gameplay... More
  • Blog Post: DICE Dusts Off Nearly Finished Genesis Game

    Old-school gamers got a special treat at last month’s Datastorm event, held in Sweden. DICE brought in a copy of its nearly completed Genesis game, Hardcore. According to DICE’s co-founders, Andreas Axelsson and Olof Gustafsson, the game started off its life 1991 as an Amiga game before it... More
  • Blog Post: Classic Gaming Expo To Deliver Oldies, Goodies

    If you're at all interested in retro gaming, you're going to want to free up a couple of dates in July and August. The Classic Gaming Expo, which includes panel discussions, musical acts and a massive swap meet, is set for July 31 and August 1 in Las Vegas. This year's guests include Activision's... More
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