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Archive for April, 2011

WTF Mate: Al Qaeda Were Using SEGA Carts As Bombs

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Eurogamer have reported that a report released by Wikileaks details Al Qaeda plans to use SEGA cartridges as bombs in attacks during 2002. The report specifically mentions that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed had stockpiled bombs hidden in “black SEGA videogame cassette cartridges”.

“These RCFDs (remote controlled firing devices) were built inside black Sega videogame cassette cartridges to protect the RCFDs and to make them appear innocuous.” Guantánamo inmate Hassan Mohammed Ali Bin Attash was also shown how to make remote detonators out of the game cartridges.

The report doesn’t detail that the devices were ever used so if you’re ordering loose Mega Drive cartridges off eBay, be careful they don’t explode! (This is a joke. Only a select few of my MD carts have ever exploded.)

[Source: Eurogamer]

Fan Scene: Beats of Rage mods for your Dreamcast

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Trust the fan scene to keep the Dreamcast alive!

DCEvolution have put together a page of Beats of Rage mods for the Dreamcast. Some are old and some are new. They all use the fantastic OpenBOR engine and generally offer some great beat-em-up action for Dreamcast owners needing to scratch that itch. There’s some wonderfully weird mods like an Ed, Edd & Eddy one, an Elfen Lied one and of course, a Kill Bill one!

Click here to be taken to the download page for the mods.

So what are you waiting for? Click here to grab some great, free, beat-em-up action for your Dreamcast. Grab a copy of Discjuggler from here (to burn the game images) and some blank CDs and you’ll be on your way!

[Source: DCEvolution]

Video Spotlight: First Gameplay Footage of Phantasy Star Online 2

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Phantasy Star Online 2 is the next game in the acclaimed series of RPGs. It’s a direct sequel to Phantasy Star Online which first appeared on Dreamcast in December 2000. Take a look below to see the first gameplay footage of the game:

The game is due to be released later this year for PC. No details of a console version have been revealed at this time.

[Source: SEGAShiro]

Fan Scene: Golden Axe Myth Released

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Golden Axe Myth is a new Golden Axe fangame developed using OpenBOR; a Streets of Rage-style engine made specifically to power the development of side-scrolling beat-em-ups. The game has recently been released along with a downloadable soundtrack and art ‘book’.

You can get all three by visiting the site using this link.

Unlike a lot of OpenBOR games, the graphics for Golden Axe Myth are completely drawn from the ground up giving the game a completely unique look. Take a look at some gameplay footage below:

[Source: SEGAShiro]

Video Spotlight: Modern Sonic’s Green Hill in Full

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Want to see a complete act of modern Sonic’s Green Hill from Sonic Generations?

I think it’s safe to say the Hedgehog Engine that made it’s debut in Sonic Unleashed is definitely powering Sonic Generations. You could easily mistake this video for the announcement of new DLC for Unleashed!

[Source: SEGABits]

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