Analogue announces the ‘Mega Sg”, a.k.a., the PREMIUM Sega Genesis clone console…


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Analogue has been making great-quality recreation video game consoles for reliving our favorite old-school games via modern technology. So far, they’ve released the Analogue Nt and the more-compact Nt mini (for playing NES and Famicom games) and the Super Nt (for playing your old Super Nintendo games). While they come in at a premium price, there’s good reason for it; they rely on an field programmable gate array — or FPGA — technology rather than the common route of emulation found in most other retro clone systems. Now, Analogue is taking the next logical step and are announcing the the Mega Sg, which will be compatible with your Genesis, Mega Drive, and Master System cartridges. Plus, you’ll be able to connect your original Sega CD and Mega-CD add-on systems. SCORE! Continue reading “Analogue announces the ‘Mega Sg”, a.k.a., the PREMIUM Sega Genesis clone console…”

Get Ready for ‘Paprium,’ a Brand New Beat-Em-Up Game for the Sega Genesis!

So what if the last game commercially released on the Sega Genesis was the 1998 port of Frogger. That means, if you don’t count other homebrew or indie games (hey there, Pier Solar & the Great Architect), that it has been approximately 19 years since a brand new game has been released on the Genesis. So if you’re like me and have been holding on to Sega’s best-selling console (despite also owning a Retron 5), then we all have Paprium, a nice little Final Fight-inspired beat-em-up game that’s scheduled to come out later this year. Plus, if you’re wondering why I mentioned Pier Solar, this new game is being made by the same company, WaterMelon Games. HUZZAH! Continue reading “Get Ready for ‘Paprium,’ a Brand New Beat-Em-Up Game for the Sega Genesis!”

Castle of Illusion: starring Mickey Mouse – Doc’D #63

In this video game-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the Sega Game Gear and Master System classic, Castle of Illusion, starring Mickey Mouse.

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5) “Castle of Illusion” (2013):  PS3 [], Xbox 360 [], PC/Steam [], Android [], iOS []

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Watch The New Day, Ric Flair, And More Get The Sega Genesis Treatment In This WWE 2K16 Parody Video

I love that I can still pop WWF No Mercy in my Nintendo 64 and enjoy that little bit of nostalgic wrestling video games that make me feel like a kid again. Truthfully, there’s’ probably NO other feeling like it! However, something new and original could probably help re-create that feeling of childhood nostalgia, especially if it’s executed properly; kind of like this… Continue reading “Watch The New Day, Ric Flair, And More Get The Sega Genesis Treatment In This WWE 2K16 Parody Video”

My First (& Favorite) Game Expansion: ‘Sonic & Knuckles’

Expansion packs and downloadable content for already-released video games has been a standard practice in the games industry for decades. The best expansions don’t stop at just adding a few extra hours to the game; they enhance and expand the ideas, concepts and systems of the existing game. The best expansions bring further insight into the game’s world, add new story ideas and brand, new mechanics on top of the existing ones. That’s exactly what my favorite game expansion of ALL TIME did, and that game was Sonic & Knuckles on the Sega Genesis. Continue reading “My First (& Favorite) Game Expansion: ‘Sonic & Knuckles’”

ArchiLegoChrome, MoviePass, MDGenesis Book & OSW Reviews – WIRed #87

It’s time for Episode 87 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses LEGO, Google Chrome and Architecture to form a Voltron-like Monster of AWESOME, Modern-Day Black History with MoviePass, Experiencing the greatness of the SEGA Genesis/MegaDrive in book-form, and OSW Reviews, the Mystery Science Theater of Pro Wrestling history! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “ArchiLegoChrome, MoviePass, MDGenesis Book & OSW Reviews – WIRed #87”

SHAQ-FU! – PractitioNERD Doc’D #7

Shaquille O’Neal is a man of many names. Shaq. The Big Aristotle. Shaq Diesel. The Big Shaqtus. Superman. The Big Shamrock. Then there’s Shaq Fu; THEN there’s the infamous 1994 game based on said nickname: ‘Shaq Fu’. This month on Doc’D, host Montez McCrary takes you back to the height of Shaq-Mania and gives the skinny on Shaq – the man – and Shaq Fu … Continue reading SHAQ-FU! – PractitioNERD Doc’D #7

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Reflective Building Pi-Crowaves Stridering Battlegrounds – WIRed #59

This week’s episode of WIRed discusses a reflective visitor’s centre in Australia, a Raspberry Pi-powered microwave, my memories of playing Strider on the Sega Genesis, The new WWE Battleground pay-per-view, and my NEW MONTHLY SERIES, “Doc’D”, which debuted this past Tuesday! HOORAY for NEW THINGS!! Continue reading “Reflective Building Pi-Crowaves Stridering Battlegrounds – WIRed #59”

Memories of ‘Strider’ on Sega Genesis!

With the news coming from San Diego Comic-Con that Capcom would be releasing an update/remake/HD-ified/something of the classic “Strider” series sometime next year, my brain was immediately hit with memories of playing the port of “Strider” on the Sega Genesis that belonged to a close friend. Years later when I repurchased a Genesis, I found and bought a boxed version of “Strider” for the Genesis (sans instruction manual), and spent hours replaying the classic from my childhood. P.S., I know there’s a NES port, but it was terrible, especially compared to the Genesis port ; the Genesis version was the EGM Video Game of the YEAR in 1990! Point. Proven! Continue reading “Memories of ‘Strider’ on Sega Genesis!”

‘Ripple Dot Zero’ gets my Sonic into your Strider

I’m up for playing a free Flash game! What about you?? Ripple Dot Zero is a game created by Pixeltruss, and it’s a love letter to the awesome Genesis-gaming years of my youth (yeah, I was a SUPER, DUPER Sega fanboy as a child). Ripple Dot Zero takes some inspiration from two popular Sega Genesis franchises under the belt of the big, blue video game company, Sonic the Hedgehog and Strider.  For example, the game main character is a genetically engineered penguin sporting a sweet pair of sneakers who escapes from his laboratory cage and bounces throughout the air via spring pads (almost like Sega’s mascot). As far a Strider references go, Ripple the Penguin — that doesn’t sound that bad — is armed with dangerous plasma claws with a pretty long reach; you know, like that super awesome sword! Plus, the music is awesome! GO. PLAY. IT. NOW!!!! Continue reading “‘Ripple Dot Zero’ gets my Sonic into your Strider”