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Yoshi in Sonic 2

Yoshi in Sonic 2

An awesome fan-made mod for the SEGA Genesis game Sonic the Hedgehog 2, adding one of Nintendo’s heroes. The hack lets you play as Yoshi, along with his abilities from Yoshi’s Island. If you’re willing to download random files from the internet, enjoy.

TJ&E Back in the Groove (Gameplay)

TJ&E Back in the Groove (Gameplay)

Fans of the original ToeJam and Earl games will be excited to see the progress that’s been made on the latest game in the series. While it’s completely new, it borrows heavily from the mechanics of the original two SEGA Genesis games. Hyper Funk Zone FTW!

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EZXP: Sonic The Hedgehog

EZXP: Sonic The Hedgehog

Electronic rock band EZXP turns in an all too short medley of covers from the soundtrack of the SEGA classic Sonic the Hedgehog. That part where Sonic runs out of air underwater still stresses us out to this day.

SEGA x Spotify

SEGA x Spotify

Fans of classic SEGA games can find a wide variety of music from classic video games like Sonic The Hedgehog, Jet Set Radio, Out-Run, Virtua Fighter, Alex Kidd, Space Harrier, and many more over on Spotify. We still can’t get enough of Sonic’s Chemical Plant level.

Kidrobot Sonic the Hedgehog Figure

Kidrobot Sonic the Hedgehog Figure
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Kidrobot and SEGA caught a snapshot of the blue blur going fast. This 25th anniversary vinyl figure is 7″ tall and features Sonic running through the Green Hill Zone. It’s also available in a metallic version that’s limited to 200 pieces.

TJ & E: Back in the Groove (Teaser)

TJ & E: Back in the Groove (Teaser)

For those of us who participated in the crowdfunding effort, we’re extra excited to see the progress being made on the new ToeJam & Earl game, which does a great job capturing the spirit of the original SEGA games, from its goofy illustration style to its funktastic rhythms.

Retro Freak

Retro Freak
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The Retro Freak console plays cartridges from 11 classic systems. Best of all, it lets you rip games from cartridges to a connected SD card. It works with USB controllers and has a controller adapter for classic gamepads. English menus available. More on Technabob.

Shenmue 3

Shenmue 3

Yu Suzuki has taken to Kickstarter to fund development of a sequel to the pioneering Dreamcast games. Fan reaction was so massive, that Kickstarter went down upon its reveal at E3. Coming to PS4 and PC in 2017.

Mini Emu Retro Console Emulator

Mini Emu Retro Console Emulator

The Mini Emu is a small plug-and-play computer that can run digital copies of classic video games. It uses open source software to run games from over 40 consoles, from the Atari 800 to the PlayStation. It’s also a media player.

ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove

ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove

One of our favorite classic SEGA Genesis games could soon return, thanks to a crowdfunding effort by one of the game’s original creators to launch a reboot based on the gameplay mechanics of the original, along with online multiplayer.

Dr. Robotnik Dance

Dr. Robotnik Dance

Our old pal Nathan Barnatt dances his ass off in this previously-unreleased video, where he busts a move as Sonic the Hedgehog’s archnemesis, Dr. Robotnik. We were waiting for the part where Sonic jumps on Eggman’s head, but it never came.

Transformers x Sega x Sony

Transformers x Sega x Sony
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TakaraTomy’s consoles in disguise. Optimus Prime transforms into the original PlayStation, complete with a controller and a memory card, while Megatron turns into a Mega Drive with a controller and a Sonic cartridge.

Sonic Goes Berzerk

Sonic Goes Berzerk

If you thought that Mario wreaked havoc when he was hopped up on mushroids, wait ’til you get a load of Sonic the Hedgehog after he eats all of the Chaos Emeralds. Poor Tails. He’s gonna have to start using his feet.

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Soniculus Rift

Soniculus Rift

Using the Unreal Engine powered Sonic the Hedgehog GDK, combined with an Oculus Rift VR headset, Chadtronic shows off what could be the most nauseatingly awesome use of the virtual reality tech so far.

Green Hill Zone – A Capella

Green Hill Zone – A Capella

How could you not love a guy named Smooth McGroove? Especially when he sings all of the parts of the theme song to the first level of Sonic the Hedgehog A Capella. Dr. Robotnik would be so proud. Chemical Plant Zone here.

Project X Zone (Trailer)

Project X Zone (Trailer)

A tactical RPG for the Nintendo 3DS, Project X Zone features over 50 characters from Capcom, Sega and Namco Bandai games, including Mega Man, Valkyria Chronicles and Street Fighter. Image hat tip to Tiny Cartridge.

Old Consoles, New Paint

Old Consoles, New Paint

deviantART member Zoki64 breathes life into old consoles and controllers by customizing them using car paint and giving them a glossy finish. Check out his YouTube channel for videos of his creations.

SEGA Heritage Collection

SEGA Heritage Collection

HD re-releases of the Sega Saturn classic NiGHTS: Into Dreams and Dreamcast games Sonic Adventure 2 and Jet Set Radio. Available soon (as separate purchases) on XBLA, PSN and Steam.

Jet Set Radio HD

Jet Set Radio HD

Loaded with awesome tunes, cool cell-shaded animation, rail-grinding and graffiti, one of our favorites from the SEGA Dreamcast gets brought back to life on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC this Summer.

Retrode 2 Gaming Adapter

Retrode 2 Gaming Adapter

The Retrode 2 USB adapter turns your computer into an SNES and Sega Genesis. It even has ports for Sega and SNES controllers. You’ll have to download emulators, but those are easy to find.

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Binary Domain (Trailer)

Binary Domain (Trailer)

The latest trailer for Sega’s shooter reveals a Terminator-esque story, except in this future, the machines have much more refined and sleek killing machines compared to the ones Skynet has.

Anarchy Reigns: ATEs

Anarchy Reigns: ATEs

It looked like Anarchy Reigns was just another brawler, but it’s got a new twist. Action Triggered Events (ATEs) disrupt your fights with tidal waves, blades of death and other catastrophic calamities.

Yakuza 4: Battle (Trailer)

Yakuza 4: Battle (Trailer)

Get a good look at four of the most diabolical men of the Japanese underworld in the latest sequel to this dynamic adventure/fighter as they bruise and batter opponents. The winner? Ragdoll physics.

Vanquish: Enemies (Trailer)

Vanquish: Enemies (Trailer)
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It’s David versus Goliath all over again in Vanquish. Enemies come in different shapes, but almost all of then are gigantic, their size and firepower a good match for Sam Gideon’s reflexes.

Sonic 4: Casino Street

Sonic 4: Casino Street

If you grew up playing the Sonic the Hedgehog series, you’ll be thrilled to play the upcoming Sonic 4, a return to the roots of the classic platformer, complete with tributes to levels like Casino Night.

Trailer: Shogun 2: Total War

Trailer: Shogun 2: Total War

Massive blade-wielding armies go to war in this epic gameplay trailer for SEGA’s upcoming RTS, Shogun 2: Total War. If the battles are this enormous in the game, our minds will be blown.

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