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…
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…
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:
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.
Now here's an awesome mod: an old Sega Genesis that's been converted into some sort of remote-control car. And the original Genesis controller works with it! Just skip to 1:50. If only it still played games! [Kotaku]
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?
Almost 20 years later, the Genesis still represents my favorite childhood Christmas.
We've seen reimagined Genesises (Geneses?) before, but this might be the best one yet. It's portable, it plays both original cartridges and ROMS off an SD card, it's got TV-out and it only costs $50. Sign us up.
No DS Lite for my kids—they're getting this Chinavasion emulator handheld console so that they can experience the NES, SNES, Genesis, Game Boy Advance and Neo Geo just like their father did.
The GAME-800 is just another one of those direct from manufacturer PMP all-in-one pocket devices. And maybe it's just because I was a corpulent kid, but I find the design quite charming.
Supermandolini has the ultimate badge of honor for gamers of a certain generation (mine): these sweet SNES or Genesis military-style pins. Now the question is whose pin to sport—the victor's or the vanquished's?
It's not just some unfounded stereotype that video game controllers have gotten more complex over time, just look at this fantastic chronological illustration.