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‘Eternal Champions’ Is the Game That Quenched a Teenage Thirst for Gore

It was more messily slapstick than outright offensive, but Sega's fighter took a look at Mortal Kombat's fatalities and said: we can do better.
Mike Diver
10.20.16
Gaming

The Student Has Become the Master: Why Yakuza Is Better Than Shenmue

SEGA has produced two of the finest adventure series of all time – but it's only right, now, that we recognise Yakuza has surpassed the iconic Shenmue.
John Robertson
10.3.16
Gaming

Breaking Down the New Sonic Game with a BAFTA-Winning Designer

I wasn't feeling 'Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice', but I'm no expert on game design. So I asked someone who is.
Mike Diver
9.28.16
Gaming

How the Blue Skies of ‘Forza Horizon 3’ Got Me Thinking About ‘OutRun 2’ and Gaming Preservation

Playing one made me want to play the other – but how few of us can still enjoy games a decade and more old?
Mike Diver
9.19.16
Gaming

A Terrible 'Super Mario Maker' Clone on Steam Actually Has a Few Good Ideas

If Nintendo won't release its games on PC, opportunistic developers are prepared to release basically the same thing.
Patrick Klepek
9.16.16
Gaming

One Glorious Day at London’s Summer of Sonic Fan Convention

You go in thinking: this is all a bit silly, isn't it? But, quickly, it's clear that this isn't something you can take the piss about.
Mathew Jones; photos by Alex Davis
8.9.16
Gaming

An Arbitrary Top Ten of the Best Sonic the Hedgehog Games

I've played a lot of Sonic games, and what with the blue critter turning 25, and <i>Sonic Mania</i> lighting up the internet, here's a bunch of the best.
Mike Diver
8.4.16
Gaming

Why Is There No ‘Proper’ Olympics Video Game in 2016?

We get Mario and Sonic cavorting around Rio, but no game in which we can play as Usain Bolt. After decades of realistic Olympic tie-ins, what's up with that?
Mike Diver
7.29.16
Gaming

How Sonic the Hedgehog Kept Glam Rock Alive After Its Grungy Demise

SEGA's series turned to some of the Sunset Strip's finest to bring rock 'n' roll theatricality to its Dreamcast soundtracks.
Andy McDonald
6.23.16
Video Games Killed the Radio Star

Happy 25th, Sonic, and Thank the Gaming Gods You Weren’t an Awesome Possum

Sonic spin-dashed through the Mascot Wars of the 1990s. But let's spare a thought for the fallen, those anthropomorphised heroes who didn't make it.
Mike Diver
6.10.16
Bethesda Presents DOOM Week

In Defence of the SEGA 32X Version of ‘DOOM’

<b>Made possible by Bethesda:</b> It wasn't the best, but it was ours, and only someone who never played it would call it crap.
Mike Diver and Jonathan Beach
5.13.16
Gaming

Exploring the Strange World of ‘Shenmue’ Fandom

The <i>Shenmue</i> community is one of the greatest in gaming, trading comedy memes, supporting their favourite series anyway they can, and writing rock opera records. Obviously.
Wil Jones
5.11.16
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