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Sega Astro City Mini is a retro console for classic arcade games

Sega Astro City Mini is a retro console for classic arcade games

Sega found a lot of success with its Sega Genesis Mini retro console, but back before the company was putting out home consoles, it was cutting its teeth in the arcade scene. Sega still makes arcade machines to this day, so its newest retro console comes as little surprise. Sega has revealed the Astro City Mini, a miniature arcade cabinet that will connect to your TV and let you play a collection of classic arcade games.

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Sega Genesis Mini Amazon sale cuts price in half

Sega Genesis Mini Amazon sale cuts price in half

When Nintendo launched the NES Classic Edition, it kicked off a retro console craze among game publishers. One of the best retro consoles to come out of this craze was the Sega Genesis Mini, which like the NES Classic and SNES Classic, served up a great library of games backed by solid emulation. The challenge, of course, is that at $80, the Sega Genesis Mini isn't exactly cheap, but if that was your main sticking point with the retro console, you might want to head over to Amazon.

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Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX revives a forgotten Sega mascot

Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX revives a forgotten Sega mascot

Yes, it may come as a complete surprise to many gamers that Sega actually has a mascot. And, no, it wasn't originally Sonic the Hedgehog whose popularity eventually outgrew the gaming company. The distinction of being Sega's first real mascot belongs to the 80s' Alex Kidd who is, just like many old-school games, making a comeback on modern gaming devices and with modern graphics and new gameplay elements to boot.

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Sega Game Gear Micro is retro done right – let me tell you why

Sega Game Gear Micro is retro done right – let me tell you why

The Sega Game Gear Micro is a new video game console that's about the size of half the palm of your hand. It is exceedingly tiny - and it's made to be collectible. This device will be released in four different colors and will play several different games originally released for the original Sega Game Gear!

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Sega Game Gear Micro is the oddest retro mini console yet

Sega Game Gear Micro is the oddest retro mini console yet

There doesn't seem to be an end to the nostalgia money grabs known as retro consoles, at least until with run out of old consoles to revive. Almost all of these new-old consoles shrink their hulking originals to a more and almost literally handy size. But what if the original was already small to begin with? What you get is an extra tiny handheld that's going to strain your hands and eyes in the name of reliving the past.

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Total War Saga: Troy will be free at release if you’re quick

Total War Saga: Troy will be free at release if you’re quick

The next game in the Total War Saga series is on the way, and today Sega and Creative Assembly made a rather big announcement about the title. For starters, Creative Assembly has confirmed that Total War Saga: Troy will be an Epic Games Store exclusive title for one year - with a release date of August 13th, 2020 for the Epic Games Store, that means we won't see it arrive on Steam until August 13th, 2021.

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Conquering the Backlog Part 5: Retro gaming failures

Conquering the Backlog Part 5: Retro gaming failures

I’m finishing week five of my challenge to complete as many games in my backlog as possible throughout the rest of the year, and like the last few weeks, I haven’t made a ton of progress toward that goal. Some of that is down to Terraria, which I’m slowly working my way through with friends after the Journey’s End update earlier this month, but Terraria isn’t the entire reason. I’ve also been on something of a retro gaming kick this week, and that presents its own challenges when it comes to actually completing games.

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Total War: Shogun 2 is free to keep on Steam for a short time

Total War: Shogun 2 is free to keep on Steam for a short time

With various stay-at-home orders in place in many regions around the world, there are a lot of people who have a lot of time on their hands. Thankfully, many game publishers have held sales or even offered some games for free for a limited time. Sega is the latest publisher to do the latter, announcing that Total War: Shogun 2 is free to keep on Steam for a limited time.

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Space Channel 5 VR launches later this month

Space Channel 5 VR launches later this month

Space Channel 5 is a game series we haven't heard from in a long time, but it's about to get a revival on PlayStation VR. Today, Sega announced the release date for Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash!, which will be launching on PS VR at the end of the month. When it arrives, it'll be the first Space Channel 5 game in 18 years.

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Sega Catcher Online lets you play real claw machines from half a world away

Sega Catcher Online lets you play real claw machines from half a world away

Crane games are common sights in arcades, but now the magic of the internet will allow you to try your luck remotely. Sega has launched Sega Catcher Online in the United States, giving us here on this side of the Pacific a chance to win crane game prizes from Japan.

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Analogue releases exclusive Hyperdub music on Sega Genesis cartridges

Analogue releases exclusive Hyperdub music on Sega Genesis cartridges

Analogue has teamed with electronic music record label Hyperdub to offer music on a unique medium: game cartridges. Specifically, Analogue is producing 1,000 units of music-packed Sega Genesis cartridges that feature a total of 11 songs composed by various Hyperdub artists specifically for the new collaboration. Each cartridge will come with a substantial price tag.

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Sonic movie redesign trailer is a whole lot less creepy

Sonic movie redesign trailer is a whole lot less creepy

Earlier this year, Paramount Pictures took a swing and a miss by releasing the first trailer for its upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog flick. The response to that trailer was not great, with many people complaining about Sonic's uncanny valley look. Fans of the blue blur criticized everything from Sonic's vaguely human proportions to the way his teeth looked and the shape of his eyes.

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