An Unreleased Sega Genesis Game Will See The Light Of Day On New Retro Console

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An Unreleased Sega Genesis Game Will See The Light Of Day On New Retro Console

The Mega Sg is a high-end redux of the Sega Genesis from Analogue, the company behind the excellent (albeit somewhat expensive) Super Nt. It's a console dedicated to slavishly reproducing the look and feel of all your old Sega Genesis games an big HDTV, and includes several options for how to run them. But along with running all of your old games, Analogue has announced the console will include an unreleased game for the Genesis, one that was thought lost to time.

Hardcore was to be a run-and-gun shooter in the vein of Contra from DICE (yes, that DICE). The game was 99-percent finished, but shelved due to the publisher decided to refocus on the next generation of consoles instead. Unreleased copies of the game became a highly sought-after collector's item, though few existed. More than two decades years later, German publisher Strictly Limited games is bringing the title back for release on the Sega Sg, renaming it "Ultracore" for legal reasons. The game will be included digitally on every version of the console.

Though it will be released first on the retro console, the Ultracore was originally intended to release on the PlayStation 4 and Vita, and according to Strictly Limited's website, the title is still set to release on those consoles in 2019, though an exact release date has not been announced. Mega Sg orders are set to ship sometime in April.

What To Watch This Weekend: Counter-Strike, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, And The Witcher III: Wild Hunt

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What To Watch This Weekend: Counter-Strike, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, And The Witcher III: Wild Hunt

We have some major events for some shooters, MOBAs, Fighters, and a speedrun of the Witcher III all on deck this weekend. That's wild.

The Overwatch League continues today and tomorrow, and while the Shanghai Dragons aren't playing either day, that doesn't mean the matches won't be exciting (seriously, when are they going to get a win?). (Stream / Schedule)

The last few Swiss rounds of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive IEM Extreme Masters tournament conclude on Sunday, which means next week we start the playoff stage! (Stream / Schedule)

What To Watch This Weekend: Counter-Strike, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, And The Witcher III: Wild Hunt

about X hours ago from
What To Watch This Weekend: Counter-Strike, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, And The Witcher III: Wild Hunt

We have some major events for some shooters, MOBAs, Fighters, and a speedrun of the Witcher III all on deck this weekend. That's wild.

The Overwatch League continues today and tomorrow, and while the Shanghai Dragons aren't playing either day, that doesn't mean the matches won't be exciting. (Stream / Schedule)

The last few Swiss rounds of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive IEM Extreme Masters tournament conclude on Sunday, which means next week we start the playoff stage! (Stream / Schedule)

The Shanghai Dragons Have Finally Won An Overwatch League Game

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The Shanghai Dragons Have Finally Won An Overwatch League Game

Overwatch League team The Shanghai Dragons have secured their first-ever win in the scene's most expensive circuit, ending the longest losing streak in organized sports.

The Shanghai Dragons finished the first season of the Overwatch League with a 0-40 record, winning a few maps here and there but never managing to take them consecutively enough to put a win on the board. They apologized to fans about it early on, and suffered visa issues mid-season, but as their streak went on, the team went from laughingstock to longshot underdogs, becoming one of the most amicable teams in the league thanks to endearing players like Se-yeon "Geguri" Kim, the first female player to join the league

Going into season two, things weren't looking much better, even with roster changes that included swapping in The Boston Uprising's Youngjin Jin for their own team. It seemed like history was doomed to repeat itself. But as it so happened tonight, Boston sat on the other end of the stage as the Dragons' opponent. If they scored their first win here, well, wouldn't that make for a pretty good story?

The Shanghai Dragons Have Finally Won An Overwatch League Game

about X hours ago from
The Shanghai Dragons Have Finally Won An Overwatch League Game

Overwatch League team The Shanghai Dragons have secured their first-ever win in the scene's most expensive circuit, ending the longest losing streak in organized sports.

The Shanghai Dragons finished the first season of the Overwatch League with a 0-40 record, winning a few maps here and there but never managing to take them consecutively enough to put a win on the board. They apologized to fans about it early on, and suffered visa issues mid-season, but as their streak went on, the team went from laughingstock to longshot underdogs, becoming one of the most amicable teams in the league thanks to endearing players like Se-yeon "Geguri" Kim, the first female player to join the league

Going into the season two, things weren't looking much better, even with roster changes that included swapping in The Boston Uprising's Youngjin Jin for their own team. It seemed like history was doomed to repeat itself. But as it so happened tonight, Boston sat on the other end of the stage as the Dragons' opponent. If they scored their first win here, well, wouldn't that make for a pretty good story?

Reader Discussion — Which Developers Would You Want To See Collaborate?

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Reader Discussion — Which Developers Would You Want To See Collaborate?

With rumors of Microsoft and Nintendo cooking up some big ideas between them, it's not hard to believe that the relationship could one day evolve into having some of their teams work together on games. It's definitely not unheard of, though it is fairly rare these days, for developers to split duties on games and work together to create a better product. The upcoming Fire Emblem: Three Houses, for example, is being co-developed between traditional Fire Emblem developer Intelligent Systems and frequent Nintendo partner Koei Tecmo.

Developers often have their strengths and weaknesses, so which studios or companies would you pair together to make a dream game? Is there a game you believe that Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo could only make together? A RPG between Square Enix and Bioware? An open-world shooter with Bethesda, CD Projekt Red, and Obsidian all doing what they do best for it?

Let us know below in the comments.

Reader Discussion — Which Developers Would You Want To See Collaborate?

about X hours ago from
Reader Discussion — Which Developers Would You Want To See Collaborate?

With rumors of Microsoft and Nintendo cooking up some big ideas between them, it's not hard to believe that the relationship could one day evolve into having some of their teams work together on games. It's definitely not unheard of, though it is fairly rare these days, for developers to split duties on games and work together to create a better product. The upcoming Fire Emblem: Three Houses, for example, is being co-developed between traditional Fire Emblem developer Intelligent Systems and frequent Nintendo partner Koei Tecmo.

Developers often have their strengths and weaknesses, so which studios or companies would you pair together to make a dream game? Is there a game you believe that Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo could only make together? A RPG between Square Enix and Bioware? An open-world shooter with Bethesda, CD Projekt Red, and Obsidian all doing what they do best for it?

Let us know below in the comments.

Weekend Warrior – Cracking Under The Pressure

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Weekend Warrior – Cracking Under The Pressure

February was full of big new games to play, and they just keep coming. This weekend a few of us will be taking a crack at Anthem and checking in on the other big new games like Metro Exodus, Crackdown 3, and Far Cry New Dawn.

What are you playing this weekend? Are you getting overwhelmed by choices too? Let us know in the comments below what is keeping you tucked away in your house until Monday.

Brian Shea (@BrianPShea) – The story of the industry right now is “Too Much to Play.” In addition to my mainstays like Overwatch and Marvel Strike Force, I’m looking forward to digging deeper into Far Cry New Dawn, and starting Anthem. Any other free time might get thrown to Resident Evil 2, or I might try and do something productive with my life for a change.

Weekend Warrior – Cracking Under The Pressure

about X hours ago from
Weekend Warrior – Cracking Under The Pressure

February was full of big new games to play, and they just keep coming. This weekend a few of us will be taking a crack at Anthem and checking in on the other big new games like Metro Exodus, Crackdown 3, and Far Cry New Dawn.

What are you playing this weekend? Are you getting overwhelmed by choices too? Let us know in the comments below what is keeping you tucked away in your house until Monday.

Brian Shea (@BrianPShea) – The story of the industry right now is “Too Much to Play.” In addition to my mainstays like Overwatch and Marvel Strike Force, I’m looking forward to digging deeper into Far Cry New Dawn, and starting Anthem. Any other free time might get thrown to Resident Evil 2, or I might try and do something productive with my life for a change.

When Rivers Were Trails Is An Educational Game About The Native Experience

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When Rivers Were Trails Is An Educational Game About The Native Experience

Michigan State University’s Games for Entertainment has released an educational game that will give fans of Oregon Trail pangs of nostalgia and fans of the far more recent Where the Water Tastes Like Wine something new to chew on in the same vein.

Titled When Rivers Were Trails, the free edutainment game was released yesterday and tells the story about a displaced Anishinaabeg the late 19th century traveling from Minnesota to California. It's not the most expensive video game ever made by any means, but it tells a compelling story that you might find yourself engaging with.

The game was developed in conjunction with a number of resources on Native American history, such as the Indian Land Tenure Foundation and San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. You can find a download of When Rivers Were Trails here.