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Sega's 8-bit universe beats itself up in Master System Brawl

If the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS has you jonesing for a similar arena fighter featuring Sega's classic characters, you'll want to check out Sega Master System Brawl (direct download link), a recently updated homebrew release for the Sega Genesis and Mega Drive. ...

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Hyperdimension Neptunia trailer features surprise Sega character cameos

Just in case NIS America's Hyperdimension Neptunia wasn't weird enough, this newly released trailer highlights some of the classic Sega characters that inexplicably make an appearance. Also, don't ogle too much over the scantily-clad anime girls; you do know that they're video game consoles, right?...

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Sega Genesis Classics 2 bundle available on Steam for $15

Folks who look to use Steam to take a trip into their formative years (but don't feel like dipping back into all those old adventure games) now have another nostalgia-inducing option. A second, 10-game Genesis collection has arrived on the platform for $14.99. Find full details after the jump....

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VC in Brief: Alex Kidd in Shinobi World (Sega Master System)

Alex Kidd comes to the rescue on the Virtual Console this week. It's more of his usual hijinks in the latest Alex Kidd entry from Sega, as players must call upon the powers of Shinobi -- including platforming, dodging incoming throwing stars and chopping dudes up something fierce. Check it all out...

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VC in Brief: Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (SMS)

Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (Sega Master System, 1 player, 500 Wii Points) We say: do not download Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars hides a very basic and redundant gameplay formula beneath its outer coat of bright pixels and wonderfully imaginative enemies. It's a game that hasn't held up too well over...

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VC Tuesday: Super Darius finds Fun! in The Lost Stars

To NES-only kids, Sega's Alex Kidd games must have seemed like a really weird choice for Sega's flagship series: some rambling platformers with a not-so-appealing main character, completely different settings each time, and rock-scissors-paper for some reason. To people who grew up with Master...

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Virtual Console picks Burning Fight with Alex Kidd

With the United States swept up in political debate and the world's reliance on oil becoming increasingly problematic, we welcome the Virtual Console's desire to take us back to a simpler and easier time. A time when sprites were celebrated, power-ups were plentiful and men were all called "Ryu." A...

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VC Monday Madness video wrap-up 6/23/08

This week sees the Virtual Console receiving not one, but two games. Well, we've had enough time to play them and have produced the video you see above. Check it out then head on past the break for the rest....

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VC Monday Madness: Gyrostarr, Alex Kidd in Miracle World and Burning Fight

Another week comes and Nintendo dishes out more downloadable goodness. Yet again, we receive some WiiWare and Virtual Console love. Have you got a few extra bucks laying around? You're likely going to want to download at least one thing. This week's WiIWare release is: Gyrostarr (1 - 4...

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New imports toddling onto American Virtual Console

Early last month, we found OFLC listings for two import games: Gley Lancer, which has since been released in Europe and Australia, and Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa. A release of the obscure platformer anywhere outside of Japan seemed incongruous enough, but now, bafflingly, it's planned for a North...

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