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Summer Games Done Quick 2015 Speeds Off Tomorrow With Plenty of Sonic and SEGA

SGDQ2015

Another summer, another Summer Games Done Quick. If you’re not familiar with what the it is: basically it’s an event where a lot of speedrunners do live runs of various games for charity. In this case for Doctors Without Borders. And this year they’ll be streaming some Sonic games on the first day already.

You can expect speedruns of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, the neutral story in Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic’s story in Sonic Adventure DX: Director’s Cut on the first day, with an additional speedrun of Big the Cat’s story if a certain amount of money is donated. On the second day Shenmue II, the Castle of Illusion remake, Toejam & Earl, Streets of Rage 2 and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe will be played. Then we’re getting more Sonic on the fourth day with runs of Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean MachineSonic Triple Trouble, Sonic Advance and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 as well as the fantastic Sonic-inspired game Freedom Planet. Finally there’ll be speedruns of Chester Cheetah: Wild Wild Quest and Mega Man: The Wily Wars on the fifth day of the event.

Of course, these are only the SEGA games that’ll be played there. You can find the full schedule with times of when games will be played in your timezone here, along with details on which speedrunners are playing them and estimates of how long it will take to beat the games. Be sure to take a look at the stream and maybe even donate some money. I mean, more Big the Cat speedruns are never a bad thing.

Also, click on the link on the bottom of the site’s home page to get a neat little SEGA easter egg.

Game News, Sega Retro

Details on Game Gear Games on 3DS Virtual Console

Game Gear games are making a comeback. Right around the corner. Can’t miss them. Sega has found the perfect venue to funnel the Game Gear’s lineup onto a digital market, namely on the Nintendo 3DS which are slated for release next week.

Once again M2 will be heading the emulation package for each Game Gear Virtual Console title. They’re responsible for providing Virtual Console Mega Drive/Genesis titles on the Wii, Neo Geo emulators on Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable, and is also responsible for the latter SEGA Ages Collections on the Playstation 2.

Unlike Game Boy games on the 3DS Virtual Console, M2 will offer all the different options in a more up front manner through the touch screen menu. This includes changing the screen’s size, the Game Gear border to even creating a ‘ghosting’ effect to mimick the original system’s LCD. Additional options include button configuration and restore points that can all be activated mid-game.

Currently these are the confirmed titles for release on all territories.

Games will be priced for ¥300 in Japan, however other territories will feature varying prices. In the US, Triple Trouble will run for $4.99, Shinobi for $3.99, and Dragon Crystal for $2.99. In addition are games that have been revealed through rating board sites  (As reported earlier) as well as Sega’s official 3DS Virtual Console page. Exact dates however remain unknown.

Game Gear games will be ready for next week’s 3DS eShop update. In the meantime, the eShop has information pages as well as gameplay videos available for the three titles listed for next week’s update. Be sure to check out the gallery to see Game Gear games in action on the 3DS as well as the upcoming lineup.

[Via Sega’s 3DS Virtual Console PageM2 Press Release] Japanese

 

Game Gear games are making a comeback. Right around the corner. Can’t miss them. Sega has found the perfect venue to funnel the Game Gear’s lineup onto a digital market, namely on the Nintendo 3DS which are slated for release next week.

Once again M2 will be heading the emulation package for each Game Gear Virtual Console title. They’re responsible for providing Virtual Console Mega Drive/Genesis titles on the Wii, Neo Geo emulators on Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable, and is also responsible for the latter SEGA Ages Collections on the Playstation 2.

Unlike Game Boy games on the 3DS Virtual Console, M2 will offer all the different options in a more up front manner through the touch screen menu. This includes changing the screen’s size, the Game Gear border to even creating a ‘ghosting’ effect to mimick the original system’s LCD. Additional options include button configuration and restore points that can all be activated mid-game.

Currently these are the confirmed titles for release on all territories.

Games will be priced for ¥300 in Japan, however other territories will feature varying prices. In the US, Triple Trouble will run for $4.99, Shinobi for $3.99, and Dragon Crystal for $2.99. In addition are games that have been revealed through rating board sites  (As reported earlier) as well as Sega’s official 3DS Virtual Console page. Exact dates however remain unknown.

Game Gear games will be ready for next week’s 3DS eShop update. In the meantime, the eShop has information pages as well as gameplay videos available for the three titles listed for next week’s update. Be sure to check out the gallery to see Game Gear games in action on the 3DS as well as the upcoming lineup.

[Via Sega’s 3DS Virtual Console PageM2 Press Release] Japanese

Game Gear games are making a comeback. Right around the corner. Can’t miss them. Sega has found the perfect venue to funnel the Game Gear’s lineup onto a digital market, namely on the Nintendo 3DS which are slated for release next week.

Once again M2 will be heading the emulation package for each Game Gear Virtual Console title. They’re responsible for providing Virtual Console Mega Drive/Genesis titles on the Wii, Neo Geo emulators on Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable, and is also responsible for the latter SEGA Ages Collections on the Playstation 2.

Unlike Game Boy games on the 3DS Virtual Console, M2 will offer all the different options in a more up front manner through the touch screen menu. This includes changing the screen’s size, the Game Gear border to even creating a ‘ghosting’ effect to mimick the original Game Gear’s LCD. Additional options include button configuration and restore points that can all be activated mid-game.

Currently these are the confirmed titles for release on all territories.

Games will be priced for ¥300 in Japan, however other territories will feature varying prices. In the US, Triple Trouble will run for $4.99, Shinobi for $3.99, and Dragon Crystal for $2.99. In addition are games that have been revealed through rating board sites  (As reported earlier) as well as Sega’s official 3DS Virtual Console page. Exact dates however remain unknown.

Game Gear games will be ready for next week’s 3DS eShop update. In the meantime, the eShop has information pages as well as gameplay videos available for the three titles listed for next week’s update. Be sure to check out the gallery to see Game Gear games in action on the 3DS as well as the upcoming lineup.

[Via Sega’s 3DS Virtual Console PageM2 Press Release] Japanese

Game Gear games are making a comeback. Right around the corner. Can’t miss them. Sega has found the perfect venue to funnel the Game Gear’s lineup onto a digital market, namely on the Nintendo 3DS which are slated for release next week.

Once again M2 will be heading the emulation package for each Game Gear Virtual Console title. They’re responsible for providing Virtual Console Mega Drive/Genesis titles on the Wii, Neo Geo emulators on Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable, and is also responsible for the latter SEGA Ages Collections on the Playstation 2.

Unlike Game Boy games on the 3DS Virtual Console, M2 will offer all the different options in a more up front through the touch screen menu. This includes changing the screen’s Game Gear border down to even creating a ‘ghosting’ effect to mimick the original Game Gear’s LCD. Additional options include button configuration, restore points that can all be activated mid-game.

Currently these are the confirmed titles for release on all territories.

Games will be priced for ¥300 in Japan, however other territories will feature varying prices. In the US, Triple Trouble will run for $4.99, Shinobi for $3.99, and Dragon Crystal for $2.99. In addition are games that have been revealed through rating board sites  (As reported earlier) as well as Sega’s official 3DS Virtual Console page. Exact dates however remain unknown.

Game Gear games will be ready for next week’s 3DS eShop update. In the meantime, the eShop has information pages as well as gameplay videos available for the three titles listed for next week’s update. Be sure to check out the gallery to see Game Gear games in action on the 3DS as well as the upcoming lineup.

[Via Sega’s 3DS Virtual Console PageM2 Press Release] Japanese

Game Gear games are making a comeback. Right around the corner. Can’t miss them. Sega has found the perfect venue to funnel the Game Gear’s lineup onto a digital market, namely on the Nintendo 3DS which are slated for release next week.

Once again M2 will be heading the emulation package for each Game Gear Virtual Console title. They’re responsible for providing Virtual Console Mega Drive/Genesis titles on the Wii, Neo Geo emulators on Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable, and is also responsible for the latter SEGA Ages Collections on the Playstation 2.

Unlike Game Boy games on the 3DS Virtual Console, M2 will offer all the different options in a more up front through the touch screen menu. This includes changing the screen’s Game Gear border down to even creating a ‘ghosting’ effect to mimick the original Game Gear’s LCD. Additional options include button configuration, restore points that can all be activated mid-game.

Currently these are the confirmed titles for release on all territories.

Games will be priced for ¥300 in Japan, however other territories will feature varying prices. In the US, Triple Trouble will run for $4.99, Shinobi for $3.99, and Dragon Crystal for $2.99.

 

In addition are games that have been revealed through rating board (As reported earlier) sites as well as Sega’s official sites. Exact dates however remain unknown.

Game Gear games will be ready for next week’s 3DS eShop update. In the meantime, the eShop has information pages as well as gameplay videos available for the three titles listed for next week’s update. Be sure to check out the gallery to see Game Gear games in action on the 3DS as well as the upcoming lineup.

[Via Sega’s 3DS Virtual Console PageM2 Press Release] Japanese

Game Gear games are making a comeback. Right around the corner. Can’t miss them. Sega has found the perfect venue to funnel the Game Gear’s lineup onto a digital market, namely on the Nintendo 3DS which are slated for release next week.

Once again M2 will be heading the emulation package for each Game Gear Virtual Console title. They’re responsible for providing Virtual Console Mega Drive/Genesis titles on the Wii, Neo Geo emulators on Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable, and is also responsible for the latter SEGA Ages Collections on the Playstation 2.

Unlike Game Boy games on the 3DS Virtual Console, M2 will offer all the different options in a more up front through the touch screen menu. This includes changing the screen’s Game Gear border down to even creating a ‘ghosting’ effect to mimick the original Game Gear’s LCD. Additional options include button configuration, restore points that can all be activated mid-game.

Currently these are the confirmed titles for release on all territories.

Games will be priced for ¥300 in Japan, however other territories will feature varying prices. In the US, Triple Trouble will run for $4.99, Shinobi for $3.99, and Dragon Crystal for $2.99.
In addition are games that have been revealed through rating board (As reported earlier) sites as well as Sega’s official sites. Exact dates however remain unknown.
Game Gear games will be ready for next week’s 3DS eShop update. In the meantime, the eShop has information pages as well as gameplay videos available for the three titles listed for next week’s update. Be sure to check out the gallery to see Game Gear games in action on the 3DS as well as the upcoming lineup.

[Via Sega’s 3DS Virtual Console PageM2 Press Release] Japanese

Game Gear games are making a comeback. Right around the corner. Can’t miss them. Sega has found the perfect venue to funnel the Game Gear’s lineup onto a digital market, namely on the Nintendo 3DS which are slated for release next week.

Once again M2 will be heading the emulation package for each Game Gear Virtual Console title. They’re responsible for providing Virtual Console Mega Drive/Genesis titles on the Wii, Neo Geo emulators on Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable, and is also responsible for the latter SEGA Ages Collections on the Playstation 2.

Unlike Game Boy games on the 3DS Virtual Console, M2 will offer all the different options in a more up front through the touch screen menu. This includes changing the screen’s Game Gear border down to even creating a ‘ghosting’ effect to mimick the original Game Gear’s LCD. Additional options include button configuration, restore points that can all be activated mid-game.

Currently these are the confirmed titles for release on all territories.

Games will be priced for ¥300 in Japan, however other territories will feature varying prices. In the US, Triple Trouble will run for $4.99, Shinobi for $3.99, and Dragon Crystal for $2.99.
In addition are games that have been revealed through rating board (As reported earlier) sites as well as Sega’s official sites. Exact dates however remain unknown.
Game Gear games will be ready for next week’s 3DS eShop update. In the meantime, the eShop has information pages as well as gameplay videos available for the three titles listed for next week’s update. Be sure to check out the gallery to see Game Gear games in action on the 3DS.

[Via Sega’s 3DS Virtual Console PageM2 Press Release] Japanese

Game Gear games are making a comeback. Right around the corner. Can’t miss them. Sega has found the perfect venue to funnel the Game Gear’s lineup onto a digital market, namely on the Nintendo 3DS which are slated for release next week.

Once again M2 will be heading the emulation package for each Game Gear Virtual Console title. They’re responsible for providing Virtual Console Mega Drive/Genesis titles on the Wii, Neo Geo emulators on Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable, and is also responsible for the latter SEGA Ages Collections on the Playstation 2.

Unlike Game Boy games on the 3DS Virtual Console, M2 will offer all the different options in a more up front through the touch screen menu. This includes changing the screen’s Game Gear border down to even creating a ‘ghosting’ effect to mimick the original Game Gear’s LCD. Additional options include button configuration, restore points that can all be activated mid-game.

Currently these are the confirmed titles for release on all territories.

Games will be priced for ¥300 in Japan, however other territories will feature varying prices. In the US, Triple Trouble will run for $4.99, Shinobi for $3.99, and Dragon Crystal for $2.99.
In addition are games that have been revealed through rating board (As reported earlier) sites as well as Sega’s official sites. Exact dates however remain unknown.
Game Gear games will be ready for next week’s 3DS eShop update. In the meantime, the eShop has information pages as well as gameplay videos available for the three titles listed for next week’s update. Be sure to check out the gallery to see Game Gear games in action on the 3DS.

[Via Sega’s 3DS Virtual Console PageM2 Press Release] Japanese

Game Gear games are making a comeback. Right around the corner. Can’t miss them. Sega has found the perfect venue to funnel the Game Gear’s lineup onto a digital market, namely on the Nintendo 3DS which are slated for release next week.

Once again M2 will be heading the emulation package for each Game Gear Virtual Console title. They’re responsible for providing Virtual Console Mega Drive/Genesis titles on the Wii, Neo Geo emulators on Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable, and is also responsible for the latter SEGA Ages Collections on the Playstation 2.

Unlike Game Boy games on the 3DS Virtual Console, M2 will offer all the different options in a more up front through the touch screen menu. This includes changing the screen’s Game Gear border down to even creating a ‘ghosting’ effect to mimick the original Game Gear’s LCD. Additional options include button configuration, restore points that can all be activated mid-game.

Currently these are the confirmed titles for release on all territories.

Games will be priced for ¥300 in Japan, however other territories will feature varying prices. In the US, Triple Trouble will run for $4.99, Shinobi for $3.99, and Dragon Crystal for $2.99.
In addition are games that have been revealed through rating board (As reported earlier) sites as well as Sega’s official sites. Exact dates however remain unknown.
Game Gear games will be ready for next week’s 3DS eShop update. In the meantime, the eShop has information pages as well as gameplay videos available for the three titles listed for next week’s update. Be sure to check out the gallery to see Game Gear games in action on the 3DS.

[Via Sega’s 3DS Virtual Console PageM2 Press Release] Japanese

Comics, Humor

How Archie Played The Games, Part Four: Of Walkers and Snipers


With the excitement over Sonic Generations bubbling all over the Internet, people have been looking back on the classic games, hyping themselves up over what may be coming down the pipeline. What zones might come back, what friendly classic faces they’re going to run across again, hoping beyond hope for Metal Sonic to redeem himself for what he did in Sonic Heroes. Looking back on the classic era, it might be easy to overlook the Master System/Game Gear games, since the first two weren’t as critically hailed as their Mega Drive/Genesis counterparts. But the Sonic & Tails series (known as Sonic Chaos and Sonic Triple Trouble over here in the west for…well, I have no idea why) delivered some amazing moments on its own, even with the restraints by the 8-bit hardware. Many people even think of Sonic & Tails 2 as a contender for the “true” Sonic 4, since it was made during the same era. And it does have Fang the Sniper. Who doesn’t love Fang the Sniper?

So of course, Archie had to make it a comic book.

I’m not entirely sure if Sega asked Archie to make this or not, since it was a Game Gear title and, while a money maker for Sega, not nearly as high profile as their major titles. With a cover date of October 1995 (meaning it came out a couple months before…but still way after the fact when you take the game’s release date into consideration) the cover proudly states its collector’s edition status. The four-part, 24 page tale hiding within, written by Mike Gallagher and drawn by Dave Manak, is sure to be a rip-roaring good time, so without further adieu, let’s jump inside!
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Game News

UPDATED: Game Gear Titles To Hit Nintendo 3DS Store

UPDATE: We now know the first five Game Gear games that will launch with the 3DS’ shop service in May by way of a Sega press release. Those are Columns, Shinobi, Dragon Crystal, Sonic Drift 2 and Sonic Triple Trouble. No prices were disclosed. Thanks to TimmiT for the heads up!

ORIGINAL STORY: Game Boy and Game Boy Color games were obviously going to hit the download service to Nintendo’s latest handheld, but now SEGA will be plonking Game Gear titles on the service.  I would say that I’m surprised, but given SEGA’s track record of re-releasing everything on anything, I’m not.  Also, Turbografx and 3D-ified NES games will make their way to the service.

The first game they should release is Sonic: Triple Trouble.  That is not a request.  That game rules.

[via Kotaku]