What’s in a name? Well, when it comes to different regions getting the same exact console with a different name, it can bring forth a lot of loyalty and debate. When Sega’s 16-bit console came out in Japan and PAL regions, it was known as the Mega Drive but due to legal concerns in the United States and other regions, the name was changed to the Genesis.
We know the systems are identical, but with different names one has to be better, right? We’ve decided to take sides and debate once and for all, what name was better: Genesis or Mega Drive?
Hit the jump to read our responses. More >
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, goes the old adage. This is certainly the case for Sega Pluto owner Roger Vega a.k.a. Kidvid666. His $1 purchase of the rare, prototype console at a flea market has put him in the focus of retro gaming enthusiasts around the globe. Of course, it was only until recently that Roger realized the significance of his special Sega Saturn variant, and as a result Roger looks set to make a tidy profit following the ending of his eBay auction.
The release and aftermath of Aliens: Colonial Marines has been one of the biggest video game industry fiascos for some time. There’s been plenty of rumours circulating regarding the alleged friction between Sega and developer Gearbox which may have resulted in the poor quality of the final product. But there are precious little facts.
This may all change due to the news of American law firm Edelson LLC’s filing of a class action lawsuit against Sega and Gearbox for the false advertising of Aliens: Colonial Marines before launch.
There’s no doubt that Aliens: Colonial Marines was an absolute travesty that betrayed the trust of everyone that was willing to pre-order it. But does Sega deserve to be punished for letting this happen in the first place? Hit the jump to find out what we think.
Remember when we used to do commentaries here at Sega Addicts? No? Well an old writer Sven used to sit down and put together some footage and slap our horrible voices all over it. However one stormy night Sven left the site in the middle of our Sonic 4: Episode 2 commentary with Josh Newey, leaving the saga incomplete and empty.
…until now! As you can see above we finally have access to the lost videos for your enjoyment. Sonic 4: Episode 2 is no longer relevant though but if you don’t mind hearing us blabber on about weird nonsense (I haven’t watched this since) with a slightly rubbish videogame on in the background, then these lost treats are for you my friend. You can see the final part in this commentary after the jump, and if you’re new to these videos you can even check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3!
Who knows maybe one day we could even get this going again. Meh, that’ll probably never happen. Ever. Nope. Nada. No way… now hit the jump and stop thinking about that…
Oh and enjoy!
With the recent announcement of Sega’s Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse being remade, we Sega Addicts have gotten to thinkin’ about other Genesis games we’d like to see remade for today’s modern consoles. Sure, many of these games have gotten emulated ports on various digital platforms and collections but that method of release doesn’t always show the games in their best light.
Like Castle of Illusion’s attempt to release a version of the game that incorporates elements that weren’t possible on 16-bit systems and remake the graphics so they look just as impressive as they used to on an HD screen, these games could benefit from visual overhauls and gameplay tweaks. With these improvements, many of these classic games could finally be reach and be experienced by a whole new generation of people.
Hit the jump to read our 10 Genesis games that deserve a modern remake!
As the mobile gaming industry gets bigger and bigger we’re seeing many major console publishers shifting some of their efforts to the tiny devices that millions of people carry around with them every day. In recent years, Sega has become a huge supporter of mobile games with a variety of ports and original games covering all genres appearing on iOS, Android and other mobile platforms as well. There’s already a large selection of Sega games to choose from on the App Store and with the updated version of Sonic the Hedgehog 1, House of the Dead: Overkill – The Lost Tapes and Godsrule, it looks like they won’t be stopping anytime soon.
We’ve put our heads together and created our list of 10 Sega games that play great on mobile platforms. Hit the jump to read on!
It’s been a long time since we last saw an Ecco game but with creator Ed Annunziata’s recently launched Kickstarter, it appears that there’s a chance we may finally see a spiritual successor to the unique franchise in his game The Big Blue. While it’s unfortunate that the Ecco series has seemed to disappear over the last decade, there have been games released with obvious similarities and potential inspirations from the game. Not only did Ecco break the mold with its realistic aquatic theme but it also showed us a very unique style of game where just playing around with the fluid controls and exploring the beautiful environment were as important as trying to “beat” the game.
We’ve created a list of 10 games we feel have noticeable similarities to the Ecco franchise. Hit the jump to read on!
Comedy and video games often don’t mix well together. Unlike movies, comics, books, stand-up and many other more controlled mediums, a player’s experience with a video game can drastic differently from other players who are playing the exact same game. Things like timing and delivery are much harder to judge when you can’t predict exactly how a player is going to approach your game.
However, even with these challenges, there are some developers who have done a great job of implementing comedy into their games by taking an approach that works with the format. We’ve taken a look back at ten games on Sega consoles or published by Sega that we feel did an applaudable job at making the player laugh, or at the least smile a bit.
Hit the jump to find out our top 10 comedic games!
The WiiU’s out, the Playstation 4 has been announced and rumors are that Microsoft has plans to reveal their Xbox 360 successor in the coming months. I may be reaching here but it sounds like this generation is coming to a close and with that, we probably won’t see many more physical Sega releases on the current consoles.
Looking back, Sega fans did get a lot of quality releases from their publisher of choice but unfortunately many of them weren’t that great of successes and many new IPs and series seem to be forgotten and left in the dust as we move onto the new generation. We take a look at 10 of our favorite games this generation that we feel were underplayed and underappreciated and what that means for the games and franchises overall.
Hit the jump to read out list of 10 underplayed games!
With the arrival of Aliens: Colonial Marines on most consoles this week, what better way is there to prepare for the bug hunt than with the 1996, “classic,” Alien Trilogy on the Sega Saturn? Some may remember this game for its creepy atmosphere, eerie soundtrack, and frightening enemies: all traits that Gearbox is touting for its latest Xenomorph party. Alien Trilogy released in the prime of the Sega Saturn and PlayStation war, when movie tie-ins were confused but sometimes confusingly awesome (see: Die Hard Trilogy). But is this game as unnerving today as it was nearly 17 years ago? Grab your motion tracker and hope for the best. We’re goin’ in… More >