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Streets of Rage 2 sneaks on to XBLA today

"I'm with those short guys," we imagined Eddie "Skate" Hunter might have insisted to the bouncers of Club XBLA. "Yeah, I'm going to fight some puzzles or whatever." No matter how it went down, we're happy to see Streets of Rage 2, making an unheralded entrance onto the Xbox Live Arcade today. We...

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The VC Advantage: Fight for your right to cheat

The internet has made it easy to find cheats for games, but we miss the tips pages from game magazines, when the discovery of a new code could inspire you to go back to an old game. These codes aren't exactly new, but oldness is the essence of the Virtual Console! We're bringing back the classic...

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Sega announces Vintage Game Collection for Xbox Live Arcade

More classic titles are set to join Sega's initial foray into Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade, with Wednesday's Golden Axe and Sonic the Hedgehog joined by three more Genesis titles under the "Vintage Game Collection" banner. Sega of America and Sega Europe have revealed that the rest of the retro...

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Diddy Kong, Streets of Rage 2, and Blazing Lazers blaze Virtual Console

Another week of releases on the Virtual Console. From platformer to beat-em-up to shmup, this week's VC installment defies genre and platform boundaries and instead opts to snuggle up together, a matted pile of monkey fur, rollerblades and ... lazers? Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest...

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Wise Fwom Yor Gwave: Some classics we'd like to see resurrected on PSP

We've previously seen Afterburner and Lemmings re-tooled, to make them suitable for our favorite portable. While both of those titles are enjoyable, there is still a ton of gold to be mined from the past, then reshaped into something grand and new. With that in mind, I thought it we'd do a public...

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Classic Sega brawling on Japanese Virtual Console

Virtual Console fans in Japan have a lot of reasons to feel nice about their Wii purchases. This week's release list isn't the best ever, but neither does it include Urban Champion. Fans of Sega classics or of Yuzo Koshiro will be happy to learn that Bare Knuckle 2 (Streets of Rage 2) will be...

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Funkotron Rage! Sega announces four new Virtual Console games

Sega has announced four new Genesis titles it will bringing to the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console. Historically, this means that all four titles will be available by the end of May. Side-scrolling beat-em-up Streets of Rage 2 and the funktastic Toe Jam & Earl 2: Panic on Funkotron are slated for...

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Sega Genesis wireless controller hack brings back that lovin' feeling

Seeing games like Streets of Rage and Gunstar Heroes released on the Virtual Console has been a dream come true for Genesis enthusiasts, but there's something inauthentic about playing these titles with controllers forged by Sega's former adversary. It's like getting back together with an old...

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VC Friday: Damn, it feels good to be a scroller

What does Nintendo Europe do to follow up Ocarina of Time? Throw a few more side-scrolling titles onto the Virtual Console, of course! At this point, we're starting to think that the VC's subtitle should be something like: All the side-scrolling fun you'll ever need! If all the shooty/fighty games...

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Donkey Kong Country and Streets of Rage headline Wii Virtual Console Monday

This week's Virtual Console Monday sees the release of four rather high profile games of yesteryear making their way virtually onto the Wii. 16-bit superstars Donkey Kong Country and Streets of Rage, available for 800 Wii Points, are headlining the show, while Hudson's New Adventure Island for...

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