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  • Win yourself a Dreamcast hoodie by signing up for the SEGA Pass Newsletter. [SEGA Blogs]
  • The SEGA Genesis Classic Collection: Gold Edition dropped games you’ve seen 100x over on your PC last week because you haven’t played the shitty Virtua Fighter 2 Genesis port nearly enough. [SEGA Blogs]
  • Sonic 4: Episode 1 is now at a more reasonable, yet still not worth it price of 800 Microsoft points for this week (for Gold Members only). [Everybody Plays]
  • News-a-rama asks why the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series is getting a reboot. Um… uh… because the Sonic comics blow?  The cover for the upcoming “Sonic Genesis” series is just awful, by the way. [News-a-rama]
  • A short article on the importance of a silent protagonist. [Just Push Start]

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SEGA “Goes Gold” To Let You Play The Best of The Genesis. Again.

In the vein of Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection and the Sega Genesis Classic Packs that have been released on Steam, SEGA has announced yet another Mega Drive-centric compilation. Entitled SEGA Genesis Classic Collection Gold Edition, 46 titles from SEGA’s golden age of gaming will be stitched together on one DVD for the PC. Among the list of games are expected fan favorites Sonic the Hedgehog and Streets of Rage, mixed with “why are they still trying to sell this” titles like the sub-par port of Virtua Fighter 2. Which isn’t even a port. Because a port would imply it shares some code with the original. Or plays like the original. Or is fun.

No word yet on if there are any secret games or creator interviews, but I think it’s a safe bet that the same unlockable content from the Xbox 360/PS3 compilation will show up again. Though I could be wrong. You know what would be nice? Some unlockable Master System games. Yes, the Ultimate Genesis Collection had two, but the system had more than Phantasy Star. How about the Alex Kidd games? Or Snail Maze? Or some Sega Satur-oh look Gunstar Heroes is in this!

So if you’re one of the three people left on the planet that hasn’t played Sonic the Hedgehog (and if so why are you reading this) then you may as well pick this up. We’ll all find out the complete contents when the game is released March 15th.

[Source: SEGA America Blog]