Video game tournaments were once a staple of the the industry, with major players like Nintendo and Sega bringing their faithful together to compete for big prizes and big money. Blockbuster video got in on the craze and hosted its own series of competitions, and cartridge used in the second one now commands a high price.
For more than a decade, Joe Miller has been seen almost exclusively as the virtual father of the 32X. What most people don’t know is that his role at Sega as Senior Vice President of Product Development was mostly software-driven, and though he saw the launch of almost a half-dozen platforms, he oversaw over a hundred in-house games and was involved with everything from the Sega Channel to the Multimedia Studio.
Let’s kick of the new year in classic style! There’s no stopping a good thing, and since we ended 2012 with some Genesis playtime, why not start 2013 the same way? Read on to find out what our staff and readers have been playing over the course of January, and see why there’s never a need to hang up the controller!
Blizzard’s Blackthorne is a popular action title that’s seen release on several platforms, and its combination of puzzle-solving, combat, and platforming has made it a classic among fans of similar titles, like Out of This World and Flashback. The 32X version has slowly crept up in price, becoming a real collector’s item, but is it for all the right reasons?
As Genesis fans, we love new places to buy games. Staff and readers scour the globe to find the best sources, and they only recommend the best places. Staff writer Sebastian Sponsel found an excellent store in Germany, and he shares his findings in the latest installment of Genesis Around the World.