Hardcore gamers might scoff at the notion of a 16-bit gaming system, but they clearly haven’t been to Brazil, where systems like the original Sega Genesis are still among the most dominant forms of gaming. The demand for retro consoles is so high, a company called Tectoy has announced it will begin manufacturing the…
Takara Tomy has found the best way to suck the cash from our wallets save for some kind of reverse-ATM tractor beam. First teased earlier in the year, you can finally pre-order the toymaker's homage to robots and classic gaming consoles with these updated Optimus Prime and Megatron figures that transform into the…
Phil Collins is one of the foremost experts on the Battle of the Alamo. Yes, that Phil Collins. He's been obsessed with the Alamo for decades and over the years has acquired over 200 artifacts, including everything from Davy Crockett's guns to the musket balls of Mexican soldiers.
Even with its over-hyped "blast processing" on the Genesis and the much-loved Dreamcast, Sega still ended up losing the console war to Nintendo, Sony, and eventually Microsoft. The company still survives through its software, but if you want new Sega hardware in your home you'll have to settle for this Bluetooth…
Check out a teaser for Genesis, the apocalyptic romance TV show that just aired its first episode in the Philippines. Filipino heartthrob Dingdong Dantes stars as a military officer tasked with saving the Vice President after a global disaster.
We've all seen the predictions — both fictional and pseudoarcheological — that the world will end in 2012. But while some of science fiction's predictions for the year 2012 are apocalyptic, some are merely disastrous — and a few are downright upbeat. Let's see what triumphs and tribulations science fiction says we can…
We love a bit of retro gaming here at Gizmodo, but there's one common flaw: playing old console games without the original controller just doesn't feel quite right. Retrode 2 can help with that.
Blog of note Letters of Note has a bite sized treat from sci-fi legend Arthur C. Clarke: a 31-word short story called "siseneG," as in, ya know, the opposite of Genesis. As of March 1984, it was the only one he'd written in nearly ten years. The tale, in its entirety:
Do not miss the first glimpses of Sir Patrick Stewart as the future version of Sinbad. Sadly, it doesn't have a track-suited stand-up comic, but it does have a cyclops! Plus, Mutant Girls Squad is back with tentacle arms ladies.
These days, emulation makes having old school consoles hooked up to your TV pretty unnecessary. But if you must play Chrono Trigger from the original cartridge, the RetroN 3 is a pretty great way to do it.
Apple's finicky about emulators in the App Store, but most of the candidates have been unofficial, and dubiously legal. Sega's Ultimate Genesis, though, is official, and looks like a full virtual console for your iPhone.
The Cell processor that runs the show on Toshiba's new Cell TV is usually found in high-end PCs (and most notably the PS3). Now it's invading your living room, bringing real-time 2D to 3D conversion hype with it.
From the front this threesome looks pretty hot. Clear case with bright LEDs, original SNES buttons, and the ability to play three great systems on to go. All great. But what's going on in the back?
In the future, your merit as a street thug will be based on the swift moves you bring to the back alley illegal Dance Dance Revolution fighting game. So does it work, or is it still just dance fighting?
Almost 20 years later, the Genesis still represents my favorite childhood Christmas.