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Archive for April, 2016

More Updates to the Hardware Section

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

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More updates to the hardware section! Look below for a detailed list of what has been added:

Game Gear added
Dreamcast Keyboard added
Dreamcast Microphone added
Dreamcast Controller added
Vibration Pack added
Mega Drive Game Genie added
Mega Drive Region Converter added
PowerBase Mini added
CD BackUp RAM Cart added
SEGA Saturn 3D Control Pad added
SEGA Saturn MK-80313 Control Pad added
Visual Memory Unit added

Updates to the Hardware Section

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

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Our long forgotten hardware section has finally received a raft of updates and we’re hoping to refresh every existing entry ongoing. The section itself has received an overhaul and is hopefully a little easier to navigate. A full list of updates and additions are below:

Master System Control Pad added
Mega Drive Control Pad updated
6 Button Mega Drive Control Pad updated
SEGA MegaFire Control Pad added
Genesis 3 Control Pad added
Arcade Power Stick updated
Arcade Power Stick II added
Asciiware asciiPad SG-6 added
Gamester LMP md-3 added
Triax Turbo Touch 360 added
Saitek MegaPad X added
Beeshu Snapper added

Quite a large number of these controllers were featured in a video we did on Mega Drive controllers so why not check that out when you’re finished exploring the new hardware section?

YouTube Channel: We Take a Look at the New SEGA Mega Drive Classics Hub

Friday, April 29th, 2016

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The new SEGA Mega Drive Classics Hub launched yesterday and we did a short video showing what the hub offers with a particular focus on the new mod support:

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Project Diva X HD Releasing in Japan on August 25th

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X HD, the PS4 port of the previously Vita exclusive rhythm game, is finally scheduled for a Japanese release on August 25th for PS4. We’ve also got a new trailer featuring a medley of songs from the game that you can watch below:

There is currently no word on whether the game will make it to Europe, but a US release for the game was confirmed for Autumn last month. Looks like a simultaneous worldwide launch might be on the cards if SEGA Europe decide to pull their finger out.

[Source: Siliconera]

Merchandise: Data Discs Reveal Plans for Panzer Dragoon Soundtrack Release on Vinyl

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

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Data Discs have revealed they have plans to release the Panzer Dragoon soundtrack on vinyl. This title will join the vinyl release of the Out Run soundtrack as the only two releases from Data Discs currently scheduled for 2016. There are currently no details regarding release dates or colour-ways at this time.

In other news, Data Discs will restock their first release of the Streets of Rage soundtrack with copies on translucent red and black vinyl appearing on their store from May 1st at 5pm BST. Shenmue, Super Hang-On and Streets of Rage 2 are still available to purchase at this current time.

SEGA Mega Drive Classics Hub Revealed for Steam

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

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SEGA Europe has revealed a new collection of Mega Drive titles for Steam. The new collection is called SEGA Mega Drive Classics Hub and the main addition is that it wraps the games in a lovely nineties bedroom aesthetic that you can also customise. Additional games will be able to purchase in-game and any existing SEGA Mega Drive Classics you already own will be automatically added to the hub.

SEGA Mega Drive Hub includes the following features:

– Steam Workshop support that allows you to customise games and share them with other users
– Spot on emulation
– Local co-op on supported games
– Optional graphical filters
– Save at any point
– Full controller and keyboard support

Games that will be available for the hub include Dynamite Headdy, Alien Soldier, the Sonic series, the Golden Axe series, the Phantasy Star series and many more that are detailed on the official website.

You can check out the launch trailer and game announcement on SEGA Central below:

The game launches on April 28th for Steam.

Merchandise: Demo Section Launched

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

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We’ve just launched a new sub-section in the Merchandise section of our website! This new sub-section is all about demo discs for SEGA consoles and we’ve just added 13 discs that cover the Mega-CD, SEGA Saturn and Dreamcast. A full list of additions is below:

– Battlecorps Mega-CD Demo
– Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure Mega-CD Demo
– Soulstar Mega-CD Demo (Mega Power Cover Disc)
– Soulstar/Battlecorps Mega-CD Demo
– Thunderhawk Mega-CD Demo (Mega Power Cover Disc)
– Christmas NiGHTS SEGA Saturn Demo
– Panzer Dragoon Saga SEGA Saturn Demo
– SEGA Flash Vol. 2 SEGA Saturn Demo
– Dream On Volume 1 Dreamcast Demo
– Dream On Volume 14 Dreamcast Demo
– Dream On Volume 15 Dreamcast Demo
– Dream On Volume 16 Dreamcast Demo
– Dream On Volume 18 Dreamcast Demo
– Sonic Adventure: The Trial Dreamcast Demo

You can get to the new Demo Discs sub-section by clicking here or heading over to the Merchandise section on our menu.

Review: Alien Syndrome (2007)

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

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Alien Syndrome was resurrected in 2007 for a sequel to the 1987 arcade original that came to Wii and PSP. In our review of the Wii game, we discover if it was worth the effort of bringing back such a long-dead franchise and whether developer Totally Games had anything interesting to add to such a simple formula.

Click here to read the full review or head over to the Third Party Reviews link on our menu and take a look through our Seventh Generation of Gaming section, which contains all our reviews for systems like the Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3.

Sonic 4 Ep 1 iOS Updated: Now Features Higher Resolution Art

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

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A long overdue update to Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 has finally arrived for iOS. We’ve had a quick muck around with the new version of the game this morning and found the following changes:

– Sonic’s character model is considerably more detailed and more closely resembles the home console versions (image comparisons below)
– All art assets are now of a much higher resolution which makes use of modern iOS retina displays. Menus and HUD items do still look a bit stretched
– The stage select screen now resembles the home console stage select screen that uses a map of Sonic’s world (image comparisons below)
– The gyro controls in the special stages are much smoother now

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If you already own Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 for iOS, then you can get the game update from your App Store now.

Summer of Sonic Returns 6th of August, Now Seeking Crowdfunding

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

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Summer of Sonic will return on the 6th of August and is now seeking crowdfunding in order to make it happen. The event will take place at the ILEC Conference Centre in Earls Court, London UK.

A Kickstarter has now been launched with a funding goal of £20,000. At the time of writing £1520 has been pledged with 29 days to go.

Pledging towards the Summer of Sonic Kickstarter wields bonuses depending on the tier you choose. There are standard £20 tiers to guarantee entry as well as exclusive backer t-shirts that start at £15 (no entry ticket included). You can get a ticket and a t-shirt for £35.

There is also a very special VIP pass for £120 that allows you to get to the front of all queues (entry and signings) as well as meet the guests in a special meet and greet.

Click here to go straight to the Summer of Sonic Kickstarter. The new Summer of Sonic website has also launched which you can access via this link.

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