Category Archives: DS – 3DS

Game On 2.0 Ontario Science Centre – A Playable Slice of History

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Happy Easter! Over the weekend, I managed to get out to the Game On 2.0 Exhibit being held at the Ontario Science Center. The exhibition is a hands-on exploration of the history of video games from the earliest incarnations to some of the latest titles. If you are a retro gamer, it is definitely a spot to check out. The exhibition began its life in London – so our UK audience is probably well versed with the event.

The exhibition runs from March 9 to September 2, 2013. The price of admission is free with the admission to the Science Center ($22). There is typically a 20 to 30 minute wait to enter as the goal is to be able to get some playing time and not have the gaming zone over capacity.The games are full featured and the arcade titles are set to free play. Just don’t expect to hear the amazing soundtracks in the games has a lot of the titles have the volume turned way down.

If you are a SEGA fan (which is why you are probably here) there are some amazing pieces of history to witness. Hit the jump to see some of the items that made the event worth checking out:  Continue reading Game On 2.0 Ontario Science Centre — A Playable Slice of History

Pre-Order Project X Zone Now

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Yes, I’m back, and I promise to post much more regularly! But you don’t care about me, do you? You care about this game. That’s why you are reading this piece of news.

If you were not aware, the Capcom, Sega, Namco, crossover game is coming to Europe, America and Australia later this year! If you are the type who likes to pre-order things then guess what?! You can pre-order Project X zone right now for $39.99 on GameStop in America, $68 on EBGames in Australia, and, err…. I have yet to find a game store where you can pre-order this in England, So you will have to wait a bit longer if you want to Pre-Order this at GAME.

So, tell us. Will you pre-order this game, or will you wait for the prices to go down?

Project X Zone Announced for North America Via Namco-Bandai Event!

Projects X Zone which features a ton of SEGA characters (including those from Valkyria Chronicles III) is coming to North America in the summer of 2013. It was announced at Namco-Bandai press event. Details are slim at this point but it is coming.

Between this and Fire Emblem there will be a lot of strategy action on my 3DS! I’m stoked. I will pre-order as soon as I can.

Now, SEGA – you see this? Give XSEED the ability to release Valkyria Chronicles III and bring Yakuza 5 over yourselves! Please, pretty please?

[Source: IGN/Crunchy Roll]

All Stars Racing Transformed To Have Different Roster Depending On Which Console

A few days ago on the Sega Forums Steve Lycett told fans that the full roster from Sonic And All Stars Racing Transformed of 29 will not make it to any console. This means a lot are console exclusives. Some consoles will have characters in the low 20s (most likely PSVita and 3DS) and some in the high 20s. Lycett says this is because some platforms feature characters that are unique to that platform. He also says that some are SEGA characters while some are not. Do you think there might be some Nintendo characters in there?

Hit the jump to see what Lycett had to say! Continue reading All Stars Racing Transformed To Have Different Roster Depending On Which Console

Game Gear’s Sonic Labyrinth is Heading to Japan’s 3DS Virtual Console

This one is debatable as the “worst” Sonic title ever – but it’s coming to Japan’s 3DS Virtual Console! Set in an isometric view, you guide Sonic as you solve puzzles and collect keys to complete stages.

“There are four Zones in the game, with three Acts each. It’ll go up on the Nintendo eShop on May 16th for 300 yen.”

At least the music is decent. In the meantime, I can’t wait for all those other Game Gear titles that SEGA has hinted at releasing!

[Source: SEGA]

Dr. Ferdinand Social Returns from the Game Gear to the 3DS!

Vampire: Master of Darkness was SEGA’s attempt to bring Castlevania-style goodness to the Game Gear – or rather to any SEGA system – prior to Konami bringing Castlevania: Bloodlines to the Mega Drive.

Legend has it that it is pretty solid game. The name of lead character is stunning – Dr Ferdinand Social – it is like the name of your favourite indie band, a punk chiptune group, or a hipster band you can actually stomach. Nothing but win.

I’m stoked by SEGA mining the depths of back catalogue of Game Gear and not just the bringing titles that rhyme with tonic. According to PEGI, Vampire: Master of Darkness will be re-released on 3DS as aVirtual Console download.

[Source: Siliconera]

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Transformed Trailer…It Looks AMAZING!

SEGA and Sumo Digital is getting a stack of cash behind it and is getting new characters (Vyse), fresh levels (one based on Panzer Dragoon), and transforming karts (boo-yah) – and face it, the last All-Star title had me completely forget Mario Kart exists.

I’m excited. Sumo Studio has even added ex-Bizarre talent – folks who worked on classics like Project Gotham Racing and the extremely underrated Blur.

There are 27 characters in total and two newbies include Vyse from Skies of Arcadia and Gilius Thunderhead from Golden Axe. Sumo Digital’s Gareth Wilson told Eurogamer: Continue reading Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Transformed Trailer…It Looks AMAZING!