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The Mini Mega Drive announced earlier this year for Japan has been delayed to 2019. The reason is that Sega decided to also release a Mini Genesis simultaneously worldwide as well as to ensure the quality to up to snuff.

This Bootleg Game Changed Street Fighter History This Bootleg Game Changed Street Fighter History

Walking up and down the floors of the massive multi-level arcades in Akihabara can trigger some unexpected nostalgic responses, but I certainly wasn’t expecting this one.

This very rare, very early Japanese game history book published in 1988 is currently for sale in Akihabara for about $200. Check out that young Miyamoto mugshot!

Ah, yes, the complete series.

Neo Geo Mini Is Cute, But An Imperfect Nostalgia Trip Neo Geo Mini Is Cute, But An Imperfect Nostalgia Trip

Neo Geo, as a brand, has always seemed to be about extravagant, weird ideas. First it was an arcade machine that used cartridges, then a wildly expensive home machine released in 1990, now a mini-console with its own screen and a tiny joystick for a controller. As a novelty item, Neo Geo Mini has an undeniable…

The Weird History Of The Super NES CD-ROM, Nintendo's Most Notorious Vaporware The Weird History Of The Super NES CD-ROM, Nintendo's Most Notorious Vaporware

Nintendo never released a CD-ROM gaming system. But for a while in the early 1990s, it flirted with the idea. That protracted will-they-won’t-they romance produced pages of breathless gossip columns in video game magazines, a mountain of vaporware, some terrible Zelda games, and one priceless prototype.

We're Not Getting This Chrono Trigger Sequel, Dammit

When not creating delightful video games, Owlboy creator Simon Stafsnes Andersen likes to create mock trailers for video games that will probably never exist. Like this one, a heartbreaking glimpse at the Chrono Trigger/Chrono Cross sequel that might have been.

Dad's Gameplay Notes Are Wonderfully Obsessive Dad's Gameplay Notes Are Wonderfully Obsessive

When you play through a game, you probably make notes to yourself—mental notes. It’s unlikely you keep notebooks like these. Maybe you do!

Classic Sega Games On Switch Are Getting Cool New Features Classic Sega Games On Switch Are Getting Cool New Features

When Sega announced the “Sega Ages” line of classic games for Switch back in April, it said that the new versions of its classics, like Sonic The Hedgehog and Phantasy Star, would get updated features but didn’t talk specifics. It’s now revealing some of the additional elements, and they’re pretty darn cool.

In Defense of ROMs, A Solution To Dying Games And Broken Copyright Laws

Various game emulation sites are pulling down their software libraries, or ceasing to exist entirely, following a lawsuit filed by Nintendo against one of the largest of their kind. This is hardly tantamount to the erasure of all unauthorized copies of older video games from the internet, but it’s still gotten a lot…

You Can Play Floppy Disk Games On Your Phone You Can Play Floppy Disk Games On Your Phone

I don’t mean “oh you can play old games on your phone”, everyone knows that. I mean playing old games using an actual floppy disk drive.

I'll Really Miss GameStop's Elite Pro Program I'll Really Miss GameStop's Elite Pro Program

Yesterday, video game retailer GameStop sent out an email to members of its PowerUp Rewards Elite Pro program saying that it is coming to an end as of today, August 1. Surely the end times are near.

WarioWare's Two Favorite Things Are Classic Nintendo, Poop WarioWare's Two Favorite Things Are Classic Nintendo, Poop

This week, I’ve been playing the latest entry in Nintendo’s series of wacky compilations of seconds-long “microgames,” the first for Nintendo 3DS (and the first since 2010's WarioWare: DIY). I’ll have a full review for its release on August 3, but for now, I’m still going through all of its features.

Secret Of Mana: One Game, Three Very Different Boxes

Remember opening up your first copy of Secret Of Mana? Those memories are probably quite different, depending on if you lived in Japan, North America, or Europe.

Retro Style GIFs That Celebrate Beloved Japanese Games 

Over the years, I’ve seen some amazing retro style GIFS, but I’ve never seen anything like these. Artist Kutsuwa creates some pixel-style dioramas, with the action unfolding in short GIFs.

We Opened Up A Brand-New NES Game From 1990

Well, this one should make collectors cringe a little bit. Believe me, it hurt to do it. We took a copy of StarTropics for the NES that’s been sealed for almost 30 years and popped it open. Then we dunked part of it in water. For history!

Two Long-Lost Nintendo Arcade Games Are Heading To Switch Two Long-Lost Nintendo Arcade Games Are Heading To Switch

Nintendo kicked off the final day of Treehouse Live with a huge announcement for fans of its classic games: Two arcade games that have never been officially released on home consoles are coming to Switch’s Arcade Archives: the original Donkey Kong, which is available now, and Sky Skipper, coming in July.

Shenmue's Beautiful Limited Edition Had 5 Discs And 2 Manuals

Sega crammed a lot into its groundbreaking adventure game Shenmue, and it also managed to get five GD-ROMs and two manuals inside a standard double jewel case for the game’s limited edition in the U.S. Impressive!

Chrono Trigger: The Kotaku Review Chrono Trigger: The Kotaku Review

In the mid-nineties, at the approach of the millennium, the creators of Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest combined their considerable talents in the hopes of creating the ultimate Japanese role-playing game. What resulted was Chrono Trigger, considered not only one of the best games of the era but also one of the…

Wild Homebrew Console Looks Straight Out Of Fallout Wild Homebrew Console Looks Straight Out Of Fallout

The Ocelot is one of the most bizarre homemade consoles I’ve ever seen. It looks more like a piece of scientific equipment than something you’d play video games on. In all honesty there’s no reason for it to exist at all, but thanks to its determined builder, console modder Matthew Carr, it does.

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