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SEGA negotiating to have “Earthworm Jim” included with the Genesis Mini

SEGA unloaded quite a few details regarding the Genesis/Mega Drive Mini at SEGA Fes last week. The SEGA Genesis Mini is scheduled to release on 19 September 2019, and it comes with two classic wired 3-button control pads, USB power adapter, power cable, and an HDMI cable. SEGA has confirmed that the Genesis Mini will ship with a total of

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Konami issues safety recall for Justifyer light gun 25 years later

Konami has issued a safety recall for the “Justifier,” a light gun peripheral used with the Lethal Enforcers series for SEGA Genesis and SEGA CD, roughly 25 years after its original release. Note that the Super Nintendo and PlayStation versions of the Justifier were not mentioned as neither are included in the recall. A representative from Konami explained the company’s

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SEGA removes “Sonic the Hedgehog 3” from all digital storefronts over Michael Jackson connection

Did Sonic just get #MeToo’ed? Despite being uncredited, it’s widely known in Sonic fan circles that Michael Jackson was a contributor to the Sonic the Hedgehog 3 soundtrack. Originally released on the Genesis/Mega Drive in 1994, Jackson was ultimately not fully content with how his contributions turned out, and asked for his name to be stricken from the credits as

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National Videogame Museum discovers scrapped plans for “Alien Vs. Predator” football game

Whoever wins…. …Ah, forget it. We all definitely lost out in the early 90s, because there were apparently plans drawn up for an Alien Vs. Predator football game (God’s American-style football, not European footsie-ball) which never fully materialized. Originally pitched for the SEGA Genesis (Mega Drive) console, Cosmic Hard Bowl pits Xenomorph against the Yautja in a carnage-infused battle on

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“ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove” releases 1 March, presented by McCaulay Culkin

For those who backed the Kickstarter campaign waaay back in 2015 (*raises hand), the long wait for HumaNature Studios’ ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is almost over. After a turbulent production process, the first aliens of funk make their return to PC and consoles on Friday, 1 March. Getting the final product to gamers has to be both

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Chomp bites one off: ToeJam & Earl… well, just Earl, actually (interview, humor)

Every now and again, we at The Splintering are going to lean on our mascot, Chomp the Termite, to go out into the world of myth and fiction to get the stories that we non-fictional types just can’t get. Today, Chomp digs deep with Earl from the classic ToeJam & Earl series, which is finally getting a long-awaited sequel with

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Polymega releases several Saturn gameplay videos after launch trailer raises questions

Earlier in September, Polymega released a launch trailer for their upcoming clone console. As part of that reveal, they also announced that the Polymega would support SEGA Saturn software. This produced a lot of smiles but also raised a few eyebrows, as skeptical retro gamers are well aware of how difficult the Saturn’s hardware is to emulate. To add fuel

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25 years after Mortal Monday – the home versions of “Mortal Kombat” celebrate silver anniversary

While the arcade version of Mortal Kombat celebrated its silver anniversary last year, today marks the 25th anniversary of Mortal Kombat‘s release on home consoles. The one-on-one martial arts fighting phenomenon Mortal Kombat landed in stores on September 13, 1993, for the SEGA Genesis, Super Nintendo, Game Boy and Game Gear. Publisher Acclaim spent millions to market their port of

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Polymega announces SEGA Saturn support; clarifies video footage error (updated)

There’s certainly no shortage of clone consoles out there for retro gaming enthusiasts to choose from. What sets the Polymega apart from other multi-console systems such as the Retron 5 or the Retro Freak is that the base model Polymega is designed to play CD-based games, including those from the SEGA CD, PlayStation 1, Neo Geo CD, and the TurboGrafx-CD.

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Lost SEGA Genesis game “Hardcore” coming to PS4 and Vita in 2019

A lost action adventure game from the 1990s known tentatively as Hardcore is getting a second chance at life on the PS4 and Vita in early 2019. Originally developed by Digital Illusions C.E. (D.I.C.E.) and set to be published by Psygnosis in 1994, Hardcore was cancelled late in development. Versions of Hardcore were developed for the SEGA Genesis, SEGA CD,

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“Get outta my coffee shop!” Retro brawler Coffee Crisis now available

An alien race known as the Smurglians have invaded Earth, and they’re intent on loitering in our coffee shops, using the free WiFi, asking to use the bathroom, and refusing to leave when asked to do so! Well, two coffee shop baristas from Pittsburgh aren’t waiting for authorities to deal with this Smurglian menace – they’re taking control of the

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