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Sega wants to turn its classic catalogue into ‘the Netflix of retro gaming’

Sega exited the video game console business nearly 20 years ago, but the company still retains some of the industry’s most iconic characters and beloved classic catalogs. That explains why Sega decided to put resources toward an all-new initiative it’s calling Sega Forever. Announced earlier this morning, Sega Forever is the new banner with which the publisher will reissue games from its backlog on iOS and Android, starting with five titles to be released tomorrow …

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Sega is bringing free retro games straight to Android and iOS

Following in the footsteps of Nintendo and Atari, Sega has hopped on the retro gaming bandwagon to bring heaps of classic games from the 1990s straight to your flashy new Android and iOS devices. The new initiative, which aims to give old-school players a chance to revisit their most fondly remembered gaming memories, will be called Sega Forever and will feature a total of five titles at launch. The first games to arrive will be Sonic …

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The Game Retro Jason Patch Delayed For Xbox One

The Xbox One has been running into a plethora of issues regarding Friday The 13th: The Game. A few days ago Illfonic and Gun Media released a video thanking fans for their continued support of the game despite the constant bugs and other issues that have plagued the game since launch. A new update was released today that gives players 13,000 credits, two new outfits per counselor (extra Chad costumes!), and a new, but old, …

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Polymega Retro Gaming Console Promises Disc System Support | News & Opinion

Polymega’s modular approach to system support includes PlayStation, Sega CD, TurboGrafx-CD, and Neo-Geo CD thanks to an optical drive. We’ve seen a slew of retro gaming hardware appear on the market in recent years, such as the popular RetroN 5, offering to play your original cartridge games upscaled to look nice and crisp on modern HD TVs. However, there is a big gap in the market. All the hardware released so far focuses on cartridge-based …

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8bitdo’s new SNES-inspired retro gamepad is a dream Nintendo Switch controller

Ever since 8bitdo updated their NES30 Pro and other game controllers with Nintendo Switch support, I’ve been using them as the primary way to play on the console. Now at E3, 8bitdo has revealed a new model that might just become the best Switch controller of all time. The SNES30 Pro (and SFC30 Pro, as its Super Famicom coloured variant is called) has all the buttons you need for full controller mapping of Nintendo’s own …

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Secret of Mana Collection Proves Switch Is Awesome For Retro Gaming

Seiken Densetsu 3. (All images in this piece are directly from the Switch’s screenshot feature.) I’ve been playing Super Nintendo games on my Switch all week, and it is a glorious thing. Virtual Console might be MIA on Switch thus far, possibly due to Nintendo wanting to roll out a Netflix-type catalog alongside its paid online service in 2018. But Square Enix ain’t got time for that, and has rolled out Seiken Densetsu Collection, a …

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Gallery: Revel In This Ridiculously Retro 3-Bit ARMS Artwork

8-bit artwork and musical recreations inspired by modern games are nothing new in anyone’s books; most have a healthy (or unhealthy) nostalgia for the past and that can be encapsulated by the limitations of one or more 8-bit gaming machines. If you take that technology back a step or two further you can get even more retro bragging rights, and that’s what we think former Teletext artist Steve ‘Horsenburger’ Horsley has managed to achieve with …

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8Bitdo’s retro Bluetooth controllers now work with Nintendo Switch

Need more controllers for your Nintendo Switch? If you already have some of 8Bitdo’s excellent Bluetooth, classic system-inspired game pads lying around, you’re all set thanks to a new firmware update. Even if you don’t yet have any of these, it’s worth picking some up since they’re very affordable, ergonomic and stylish. The update to the controllers expands their versatility to include Nintendo Switch compatibility, but the controllers already work with Windows, Android, MacOS and …

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This funny, official retro animation will get you up to speed on Tekken’s story so far

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Tekken is coming to PC for the first time ever on June 2, with the seventh mainline instalment of the 3D fighter. If you’ve been playing PC games your entire life, you’re probably quite excited by the prospect. If only there was a genuinely entertaining way to get caught up on its ridiculous story.  Keep an eye on our upcoming PC games list for more future hits.  The official Tekken …

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Vintage Portable TV Turned Retro Gaming System

When [FinnAndersen] found an old TV set by the side of the road, he did what any self-respecting DIY/gaming enthusiast would do: He took it apart and installed a Raspberry Pi 3 running RetroPie in it in order to play retro games on a retro TV! [Finn] took the CRT out of the TV before realizing that it actually worked. It was already too late, so [Finn] ordered a 12″ LCD screen to put in its …

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This old portable TV is actually a Raspberry Pi-powered retro gaming system

Thanks to the wonders of microcomputing, you can now turn your rusty vintage television set into a full-fledged retro gaming system – courtesy of Raspberry Pi. Recreational inventor and single-board computer enthusiast Finn Anderson took to Reddit to demonstrate how he repurposed an old-school TV set he found on the street into a legitimate custom-built retro gaming console. “We’re hunting for awesome startups” Run an early-stage company? We’re inviting 250 to exhibit at TNW Conference and …

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Inked Wednesday #134 – Retro Gaming and STAR WARS Tattoos

Reader submissions keep Inked Wednesday going strong. This installment is all about Cameron’s shoulder pieces. He has two of them with separate themes done by different artists. Cameron drew the art for each piece himself and worked with the tattooists to ensure his designs would look their best for the permanent ink medium. First up, let’s admire his gaming inspired sleeve: Inked by Mike at Tat-2-U This was Cameron’s first tattoo and combines some nods …

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The games that used to be, the games to be.

By Tom Peden, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author I take a look back of some of the best memories of my childhood and relive some of the greatest and most mind-blowing games I played during those times. If I was Marty McFly and I had the Delorean, I wouldn’t be so hasty going back to the future if I had these games for company. Without giving my age away too much, I’m old enough to …

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The Story of NESticle, the Ambitious Emulator That Redefined Retro Gaming

The second stage of the Nintendo Entertainment System’s long lifespan started in earnest on April 3, 1997. By that time, Nintendo had already moved on to 3D gaming with Super Mario 64. But an army of game fans, largely teens and college students who had been young children when the NES first came out in the early 1980s, were setting the stage for its legacy. One of those fans, a programmer from Kansas with an …

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GTA 5 Online Tiny Racers update – Retro PS4, Xbox One game mode LIVE TODAY | Gaming | Entertainment

GTA 5 Online is about to get a big new update on PS4, Xbox One and PC, as the Tiny Racers release date finally rolls around. The latest GTA Online update adds the retro-inspired Tiny Racers game mode to Rockstar’s popular open-world release. GTA 5 Online’s Tiny Racers update doesn’t have an official release time, but Rockstar tends to launch these updates around midday. It’s also possible that the Tiny Racers update will launch alongside a selection …

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