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Is the Polymega packing heat? Lightgun support may be announced at E3 2019

Polymega has been hard at work trying to set their CD-centric clone console apart from the competition. One sure-fire way to do that would be to add light gun support, which is what Polymega HQ appears to be teasing on social media. The Polymega is a CD-based multi-system “clone console” which supports games from the SEGA CD, PlayStation 1, Neo

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Review – “Captain America and the Avengers” (Genesis)

In 1991, Data East released Captain America and The Avengers in arcades. It became a moderate hit, prompting Data East to develop a console version on the Genesis/Mega Drive in 1992. Now, nearly 30 years later, justice is being served as Marvel Entertainment is finally releasing Avengers: Endgame, the movie which is based on Data East’s arcade classic! Okay, so

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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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Is Bandai Namco’s mysterious “Rad” actually a revival of 90’s NES platformer “Totally Rad”?

Bandai Namco recently trademarked several logos in the United States prominently featuring the word “rad”. Check them out for yourself below. As Gematsu points out, the logos feature fallout shelter and mushroom cloud imagery, suggesting that Rad may refer to “radiation.” Pfffft! Thanks for the expert analysis guys, but if you’ll allow us to speculate wildly for just a sec,

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“SNK 40th Anniversary Collection” coming to PS4 in March; full game list

While SNK’s actual 40th anniversary was in 2018, NIS America is set to release a PS4 version of the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection on 19 March. Available on Nintendo Switch since last fall, now PlayStation owners will get a chance to enjoy the girthy retro gaming collection. To mark the occasion, NIS and SNK released a retro-themed trailer, which you

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Long-running gaming podcast “The Retro League” says goodbye

The Retro League has been consistently cranking out retro gaming podcasts since 2009. Hosted by “Jungle Rat” Rob, the show featured a few different co-hosts over the years, though by far the most long-standing cohost being Hugues Johnson. After running for 464 episodes on a weekly basis (not including unnumbered specials), The Retro League podcast came to an abrupt end

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“SEGA Ages: Phantasy Star” now available for Nintendo Switch in Japan; new trailer released

As of 31 October, SEGA Ages: Phantasy Star is available on the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop. To mark the occasion, SEGA released a new trailer (below) which highlights some of the Switch port’s features, including the sound test and monster codex.   Here is list of the game’s features* from SEGA’s official website: • The Original Phantasy Star Comes to

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