Sega

Sorted for Metal Gear

Loose copies of the lazily titled Sega Game Pack 4 in 1 on GameGear are just as easy to find as Sonic or Columns. Trying to find a boxed copy, however, is an incredibly tricky task as Sega produced only a small amount. When it does appear boxed...

Saturn had the power

Every month Matt pulls a magazine out for under his bed and gives it a fine going over. Stop giggling at the back there – we’re talking about a video game magazine. This month: issue 7 of Future Publishing’s Saturn Power from December 1997. When the Sega Saturn...

No sympathy for Sega

Sega Sammy has made a loss of £17.4m for the first quarter of the financial year. “In the home video game industry, the demand was generally weak in the US and European markets due to the headwind like sluggish personal consumption,” they said. I don’t know what “headwind”...

A lot of people put The Cartel in their cart

I don’t know what’s worse – Zumba Fitness holding #1 for the sixth week in a row, or Call of Juarez: The Cartel – which currently has a Metacritic score of 51% – taking #2 in the top 40 UK chart. The distinctly average Harry Potter: The Deathly...

New for old

New games for old systems aren’t as uncommon as you may think. There have been a few RPGs localised and released on cartridge for the Mega Drive recently and the Dreamcast still receives a new shoot’em up every few months. Even the Atari Lynx has had a new...

Little Samson, big price

Loose copies of Taito’s Little Samson on NES can fetch up to £100 due to its rarity. You’d think that a complete copy would only fetch a little more, but not so – this new and sealed copy netted a US seller $5,500.00 (£3,444.39) after 29 bids. What...

Make a date with Nintendo

There’s always a sense of excitement when one of the big three console manufacturers release a list of what’s due out on their consoles from now until the next six months or so. Part of this excitement comes from the fact that often there are games mentioned that...

Fast food games – deep fried fun

Slowly but surely, video games are starting to become associated with keeping fit. We have the extraordinary popularity of the likes of Wii Fit and Kinect to thank for this, and to be honest I’m a little surprised that fast food companies haven’t tried to get in on...

Dreamcast Collection

The ability to charge good money for single retro titles on the likes of Xbox Live Arcade and Virtual Console has made publishers very stingy with their retro complications. The likes of Midway Arcade Treasures, Capcom Classics, EA Replay and Taito Legends on PlayStation 2 and Xbox were...

Japanese publishers assist their home country

Japan’s biggest publishers have dug deep into their pockets to help assist those suffering in their home country. Nintendo and Sony have dug the deepest dishing out ¥300m (£2.26m) each while SEGA Sammy has given ¥200m (£1.5m). Thoughtfully, Sony has also supplied 30,000 radios. Namco Bandai has closed...

Man finds Sega stuff in skip; gets skip in his step

A Greek gamer has blogged about his joy of finding five brand new Sega Mega Drive II consoles and six new GameGear handhelds thrown away in a skip next to a Greek toy store. Although the boxes were dusty, their contents were completely intact. Just imagine how much...

The murky world of multi-game carts

Being the mere human that I am, curiosity runs through my veins. Bootleg multi-game carts just so happen to be something that gets my curiosity glands flowing – there’s joy to be had from coming across one of these mystical beasts, plugging it in, and seeing what treasures...