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Modify a Saturn to Read CD-RW Media

This guide was originally on SegaXtreme, but now I am hosting it due to future server cutbacks. It was writen by RadSil a while back. Below is instructions on how to adjust the laser in the Saturn to read CD-RW Games. It can be handy for testing out games and home development. Disclaimer: If you […]

The Essential 50 Games

1Up.com has concluded their lengthy coverage of what they deem to be the 50 most influencial games of all time. Overall, I believe they did an excellent job. There is a good representation of many eras from gaming history. If you are fascinated by how gaming has evolved over the years , you definately need […]

Video Game TV Commercial Archive

Well, not all of these are classic games, but I wanted to pass along this link anyway. If you have the bandwidth, these video clips of gaming commercials should keep you entertained for a while.

The History of Shining Force

Sega-16 has a exceptional article about the history of Sega’s Shining Force series. It goes into depth about various aspects of these tactical RPG games. From the article’s intro: Very few RPG series stand the test of time. Sure, a few sequels might spring up here and there over the course of a few years, […]

Saturn vs PSX Shooter Comparison

The 32-bit era was known for two classic genres, the 2D fighter and the 2D shooter. In fact, most of the people that pick up my Saturn modchips are heavlily interested in building their shooter collection. If you are interested in figuring out what the best shooters to start out or round out your game […]

Changing the Sega CD Game Region Codes

I was just looking at my page for playing imports on a Sega Saturn and figured I should fill some people in on how to change country codes on Sega CD games. Right now, you best bet is to use SCDConv (download). This utility can convert most (not all) Sega CD ISO images to a […]

Guide To Ripping Older CD-Based Games

I’ve had a number of people ask me how to rip their older games into an ISO-type format, so I’ve cobbled together some information on the topic. I personally use a piece of shareware software called CDRWin. It’s a very powerful piece of software that is very solid and has never given me problems. It […]

Neo-Geo Freak Magazine Section

NeoGeo Freak, cult Japanese magazine of the nineties that disappeared with the NeoGeo home system, is now being resurrected in a way via a section in this month’s issue of Dorimaga. The “NeoGeo Freak” section of Dorimaga has its own staff, cover and design. The first issue retraces the Garou Densetsu (Fatal Fury) saga, offers […]

TV Game Shootout: Atari Flashback versus Commodore 64 30-in-1

Over the last few years we have seen a number of “TV Games” setups that put a handful of classic games into a small package — usually a controller with A/V hookups coming out of them. Armchair Arcade has an full-featured review that compares and contrasts both the Atari Flashback and the Commodore 64 30-in-1 […]

How Classic Games Work

If you’re anything like my younger brother, you probably liked to take things apart to see what made them tick. HowStuffWorks.com is a site that details the inner-workings of many interesting things. They also have a section devoted to games and other fun stuff. Take a little time to browse and you might just learn […]

Crazy Multiplayer Pac-Man Experience

If you’ve ever played Pac-Man Vs. for the Gamecube, you know how addicting multiplayer Pac-Man can be. Well a group of Swedish programmers have taken multiplayer Pac-Man to the next level by developing a special version Toshiba’s Pocket PC. Nothing revolutionary there. However, with a wireless network, when the ghost goes off the side of […]

Atomiswave Lineup Impressions – Part 1

I’ve been interested in the Atomiswave arcade system for a while, but haven’t done much investigation into some of the games that are offered on the system. So I dug around on Sammy’s site and gathered some information on the games that caught my eye. The big arcade buffs will probably laugh at my lack […]

More Retro-Styled USB Controllers

As some of you may remember, I’ve mentioned Sega’s new USB Saturn controllers a few times. They seem to be increasingly popular with the Sega crowd. However there are a lot of you that might now get so giddy about Sega goodies. Maybe you want a Nintendo, Intellivision or even a TurboGrafix 16 USB Controller. […]

My Impressions of Red Star

Yesterday afternoon was quite an adventure for me. I was in the middle of running errands around town (stopping at Blockbuster, sending some mail, grocery shopping) when I got a flat tire. I got the spare tire on and headed to Wal-Mart for get a new tire. (I have their protection plan so I get […]

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