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If anything's kept pace with how video games have changed over the years, it's how we interact with them. Our biggest touchpoint with virtual worlds is the gamepad and -- akin to how games themselves have evolved from simple 2D affairs into 100-hour-long labyrinths in three dimensions -- controlle...

August 1st 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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It was 20 years ago today that Sega released the Sega Saturn, the US video game industry's first and only surprise console release. Tom Kalinske, Sega of America's CEO at the time, walked out onstage at E3 and announced to a theater full of game publishers, journalists and store owners that its ne...

May 11th 2015 at 6:28pm 0 Comments
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If there's one thing better than a new Ben Heck mod, it's seeing something his army of apprentices has cooked up. This time, Turkish modder c_mon has produced a striking wooden Sega Saturn laptop. It's got a 5-inch LCD screen pulled from a Sony PSOne in the lid, built-in speakers and a fan to k...

September 16th 2011 at 2:11am 0 Comments
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We'll start by saying that this perhaps the most aesthetically challenged portable console we've ever seen, and while it is a bit more slim than that "portable" GameCube we spied a few years back, it too is hardly pocketable. So why cover it? Because it's the first and only legitimate way to get yo...

March 16th 2010 at 9:54am 0 Comments
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Lighters are more often than not outside the scope of our coverage here at Engadget, and while we don't condone smoking or lighting anything on fire... well, these are just awesome. Banpresto's launched a pre-order of these two beautiful Zippo-style lighters, a Sega Mega Drive and a Sega Saturn whi...

October 24th 2009 at 5:27am 0 Comments
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It's mighty trendy around these parts to say how much you lament the day when Sega caved to the PS2 and pulled the plug on the Dreamcast, but which side were you on when the Saturn was getting tag-teamed by the OG PlayStation and N64? That poor thing never come close to the sales of even its failed...

October 17th 2008 at 9:43am 0 Comments
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Those hoping that the PS2 port of the Sega Saturn classic NiGHTS would be released outside of Japan may be out of luck. Takashi Iizuka -- producer, director, and lead game designer on the Wii-sclusive NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams -- recently spoke with Sega Nerds about all things NiGHTS.When asked abou...

December 3rd 2007 at 2:25pm 0 Comments
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Ever wonder how a game gets greenlighted? (Green-lit?) Stare into the black hole of this Bug Too! pitch video. GameVideos says it was thrown together in a hurry to try to sell Sega on a follow-up to the Saturn game we can't quite remember.We're not sure if this video was ever shown, given that Bug T...

September 5th 2007 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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Virtually Overlooked has taken over Wii Fanboy! All this week, members of the staff will be outlining their personal picks for future Virtual Console releases.It was 1994 when Ahmad poignantly rapped, "Back in the days, when I was young; I'm not a kid anymore, but some days, I sit and wish I was a...

June 14th 2007 at 11:25am 0 Comments
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Currently hidden amongst over 800 games residing on GameTap is a relic of the Sega Saturn's past. One of the early 3-D platformers of the day, Bug! has managed to weasel its way onto the service under the guise of "Insect?" as a search term. The presence of Bug! today is much more important than th...

April 5th 2007 at 7:24pm 0 Comments
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Where were you on 9/9/99? It's been almost 8 years since the Sega Dreamcast was launched in the United States, ushering in the "next" (and now previous) generation of gaming with the likes of Sonic Adventure, Power Stone and Soul "Is that intro in real-time?" Calibur. Despite a strong lineup, online...

April 2nd 2007 at 11:09am 0 Comments