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Articles written by: Gene Goodman

Flicky: Sega’s First Blue Mascot

Flicky: Sega’s First Blue Mascot

Almost a decade before Sonic sped his way onto the Genesis, Sega had another blue mascot. Flicky hopped into the arcades in 1984 in a simple-yet-entertaining maze game. Eventually, the little blue bird would end up in Sonic’s world too.

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Remembering Zaxxon: Gaming’s Early Steps Into The Third Dimension

Remembering Zaxxon: Gaming’s Early Steps Into The Third Dimension

Zaxxon is a true Sega classic that broke ground on many levels. From its innovative isometric perspective to its pioneering use of television promotion, the game redefined the space shooter genre in 1982. Decades removed from its historic debut, it’s still a blast to play, proving that great games never lose their shine.

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The House of The Dead: How A ’90s Arcade Game Spawned A Zombie Renaissance

The House of The Dead: How A ’90s Arcade Game Spawned A Zombie Renaissance

Sega’s House of the Dead series mixed wonderful presentation with blistering action to create a great arcade experience. Join us as we examine the first game, which was a gory-good time and brought zombies back to the video game forefront.

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OutRun: How An ‘80s Arcade Racer Has Remained Relevant for Over 30 Years

OutRun: How An ‘80s Arcade Racer Has Remained Relevant for Over 30 Years

OutRun is considered an arcade classic. Its mixture of great gameplay, speed, and an atmospheric soundtrack created one of the best driving experiences in video games. Join us as we revisit this timeless gem and celebrate Yu Suzuki’s masterpiece!

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