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Retro Gaming & The Past

I recently discovered a hidden benefit to playing games that bring back that retro vibe - specifically Sonic Mania Plus.

Nintendo Fans Are Too Entitled, And It’s Time to Change the Culture

Entitled Nintendo fans are nothing new - in fact, entitled gamers in general are commonplace. But is it time to change how we look at gaming?

Sonic CD – The Most Creative 2D Platformer Of All Time?

Sonic 1, 2, 3 & Knuckles are the games most people think of when they hear classic Sonic. Well, that and possibly Sonic Mania, or now Sonic Mania Plus. But possibly the best of the original games also happens to be the one that gets the least attention: I’m talking about Sonic CD. Released for the undersold, quirky Sega CD, Sonic CD was a hidden gem. Its lack of attention can most likely...

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap – Review

Dragons and Mermen and Mice, Oh My! Based on my observations, there are essentially three types of remakes. The first is often called a reimagining, in which the original property is taken as a jumping off point into a completely new, yet familiar experience. The second is known as an enhanced remake. These take the original material and alter it in an attempt to improve it and fix the rough spots...

Infendo Review: Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap

What started out to me as a beautiful old-school slog turned into a fun and cleverly designed and unceasingly charming adventure after I learned how to play it properly. Once I did, my feelings changed from indifference to pure enjoyment. Playing on easy mode took about six hours and provided sufficient challenge for me, but if you’re looking for difficulty, there are two higher settings to test y...

Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo – Part 6 Super Nintendo

Welcome to the Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo! Join us as we chronicle Nintendo from their humble hanafuda beginnings, to the dominance of the Wii and DS and beyond! By the time Nintendo was ready to release there next console in 1990, you would be hard pressed to find a child in America that didn’t know the name Mario. When else can you remember a feature film released that was b...

‘Console Wars’ book to be adapted to the big screen

Booktrade has reported  that Blake Harris’ upcoming novel Console Wars will be made into a feature-length film. The book will be a retelling of SEGA’s rise to prominence during the late 80s and early 90s as they challenged Nintendo for market share of the video game industry. The film project, which will be helmed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (their last endeavor was the 2013 surpri...

[Update] Sonic Lost World set for release this October

[Update] Apparently Game Informer got their information wrong. SEGA now lists Lost World for a Holiday 2013 release. Sonic Lost World for the 3DS and Wii now has a release date. Sega confirmed to Game Informer that the game’s release is set for October 13th in North America. Sonic Lost World is a new platformer that takes its cues from the Mario Galaxy series by switching from 2D to 3D persp...

Sonic Lost Worlds Parkour Element Explained

An exciting new element within Sonic Lost World is the inclusion of the Parkour system.  Game designer Takashi Lizuka explained the technique to Polygon to tell us just how helpful it will be within the game. “It is far easier for usability but it also gives players the ability to use the special actions better. So for example, when Sonic is leaping over a wall, you could just let him leap normall...

Sonic Lost Worlds debut trailer

Today, Sega has released the first footage of the Wii U and 3DS exclusive title, Sonic Lost Worlds. The trailer depicts Sonic in a brand new environment that looks to echo back to the character’s early days of rampant speed and tight control. Sega has not mentioned other details regarding the title, but one thing does to come to mind: From the looks of the trailer, Sonic Lost Worlds seems to...

Project X Zone Arriving June 25

Namco Bandai has recently revealed that their crossover game with Sega and Capcom, Project X Zone, is slated for release on June 25 in the US.  The title was originally announced for the 3DS in Japan and was released there in October last year, but Namco Bandai also committed to localizing the game for the US  and Europe. Project X Zone combines over 200 characters from those 3 universes into a st...

Aliens: Colonial Marines Wii U Officially Cancelled

According to both IGN, and Kotaku, Aliens: Colonial Marines for the Wii U has been officially cancelled.  Sega also confirmed the news to Polygon “Sega can confirm that the Wii U sku of Aliens: Colonial Marines is no longer in development,” a Sega representative wrote. Although this news is not completely surprising, considering the poor reviews it received on the 360 and PS3, it is di...