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Sonic 4: Episode I (PSN) Review – A return to form

on Mon, Oct 18, 2010 | By Tim Torres

All weekend, all over the Internet, I’ve read complaints of Sonic 4‘s physics. I had no idea what “Sonic‘s physics” meant, and while playing Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode One I really didn’t get all the fuss. I figured it was just the endless whining and trolling of your typical Internet mob, combined with the victimized bawling of the Sonic...

An Apple-backed Dreamcast 2 would save SEGA

on Mon, Oct 18, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

SEGA has quite the track record: Outrun, Streets of Rage 2, Sonic 2, Daytona, and a myriad others rank as some of the best video game-related product ever to appear in the history of video gaming. The company, at its peak, fostered creativity and pure gaming fun that few of its rivals matched. Unfortunately, SEGA is equally known for making some of the most boneheaded business...

Dreamcast VMU finds new life as an iPod nano cozy

on Fri, Oct 15, 2010 | By Becki Lee Chiasson

Tired of playing Jet Grind Radio for the thousandth time? Repurpose your Dreamcast VMU into a stylish iPod Nano cozy, like this gent here did! Then you’ll be the envy of all the SEGA fans on your block. It takes some work with a soldering iron, so be prepared: The headphone jack needs to be lined up just so. You’ll also need to widen the window where the sixth-gen Nano...

Conduit 2 trailer and release date announcement

on Thu, Oct 14, 2010 | By Thomas Rivas

SEGA’s annoucement: SEGA and High Voltage Software would like to announce Conduit 2’s new release date, February 2011! Come next year, you’ll have the chance to play the epic sequel to last year’s award-winning Wii-exclusive, The Conduit. With the overwhelming positive response at both E3 and PAX, High Voltage Software came up with new ideas and took in fan feedback....

ThinkGeek’s 8-bit Tie Review – Nerd cool

8-bit tie
on Wed, Oct 13, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Quick question: What’s the most difficult aspect of attending a con, especially one of decidedly geeky demeanor like NY Comic Con? Finding something to wear that won’t make you look like a rabid fanboy, fanatical fanboy, or, well, stupid. After all, you don’t want to be that guy–the dude in the horribly ill-fitting Spider-Man suit that thinks he’s...

Sonic 4 iPhone: NY Comic Con demo video

sonic 4 iphone at ny comic con
on Wed, Oct 13, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

  Sonic 4 was released onto the Apple iPhone platform last week, giving mobile gamers a taste of the blue blur approximately a week before the video game’s release on home consoles. But as Aaron Webber, SEGA’s PR extraordinaire mentioned at an impromptu NY Comic Con briefing, Sonic 4 iPhone isn’t just a straight port of the PSN, Xbox Live, and WiiWare...

Unlock an exclusive Phantasy Star Portable 2 item!

on Wed, Oct 13, 2010 | By Tim Torres

Directly from Sega comes an exclusive item for Phantasy Star Portable 2! Called the “Furious Marshmallow”, it’s a saber that is actually stick with a … a marshmallow on the end. With, um, little tentacle things around it. Yeah! The item code for this fabulous weapon: 3254 9410 Its weapon type: Single-handed saber The item description: “A saber stored safely away...

Cast your vote for Mega Man Legends 3′s heroine

on Wed, Oct 13, 2010 | By Tim Torres

At NY Comic Con, Capcom announced that fans will help design Mega Man Legends 3–no coding knowledge required.  You see, Capcom is hiring a fan community liaison, and will hold a vote for the next major female character in the game. You can get in on the action by heading over to Capcom Unity to voice your choice. A variety of Capcom artists give their take on who the...

NY Comic Con: Cosplay, kooks, and characters (update #2!)

NY Comic Con
on Mon, Oct 11, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

The show is over. New York Comic Con 2010 has come to a close, and with it fades away another weekend filled with all matters geek.  There were plenty of games to be seen: Kirby’s Epic Yarn, Mega Man Universe, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and other video games all shined brightly. Still, Comic Con, be it New York’s or San Diego’s, is all about the sights. As such,...