Sega Genesis Mini Release Date, Game List, And Pre-Order Guide

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Sega Genesis Mini Release Date, Game List, And Pre-Order Guide

Releasing mini versions of classic consoles is an ongoing trend that took off with Nintendo's SNES and NES Classics and continued with Sony's PlayStation Classic. Now Sega is throwing its hat into the ring--the company announced March 30 that its own nostalgia console, the Genesis Mini (or Mega Drive Mini, for those in Europe), will launch worldwide on September 19.

The Genesis Mini will cost $80 / £70/ €80 / AUD $140 and comes with 40 games. Only 10 games have been confirmed so far: Sonic the Hedgehog, Ecco the Dolphin, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Space Harrier 2, Shining Force, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, ToeJam & Earl, Comix Zone, Altered Beast, and Gunstar Heroes. According to Sega, the rest of the games will be announced intermittently leading up to the console's release date.

Based on the Model 1 Genesis, the mini console is about 55 percent smaller than the original and comes with two classic three-button controllers, a USB-to-Micro-B power cable, and an HDMI cable. If you live in America, a power adapter will also come with it.

Watch The New Twilight Zone Reboot's First Episode For Free, Right Now

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If you're curious about Jordan Peele's new The Twilight Zone TV series remake, you can watch the first episode for free. The show will be normally available exclusively through CBS All Access, but the first episode is currently live on the streaming service's YouTube channel for all to see.

The first episode of The Twilight Zone is titled "The Comedian," and it follows the tragic tale of Samir, a comedian struggling to connect with his audience with his humor. One day he's offered a solution: add a little bit of himself to his routine and he'll get the laughs he wants. However, once that part of his life has been turned into a joke, it will leave his life for good. Samir believes this warning is merely figurative, but as this is an episode of The Twilight Zone, of course it's anything but.

"The Comedian" premiered alongside "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet," which is itself a remake of one of the original The Twilight Zone's most memorable episodes, titled "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet." This new version of the classic episode replaces the story of a gremlin trying to take down an airplane--which only the protagonist and the audience can see--with one of a man frantically trying to prevent a plane crash he's learned about through a podcast that's seemingly from the future. "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet" is only available through CBS All Access right now.

Wrestlemania: Someone May Win $1 Million If They Can Beat AJ Styles At WWE 2K19

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When 2K released its latest installment of its wrestling series, WWE 2K19, there was an interesting challenge included in the game. If the player could beat an ultra-hard mode, they would have a chance to face WWE superstar AJ Styles in a one-on-one match, and if successful, they'd win $1 million. And the finals for the event will take place during Wrestlemania weekend.

On Friday, April 5, 2K and WWE will host the semifinals for the Million Dollar Challenge at Wrestlemania Axxess at Pier 12 in Brooklyn, New York. The finals will take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and those who aren't in attendance will be able to at least watch the finale, which is taking place during the NXT Takeover: Brooklyn preshow. At 6:30 ET, it will be streamed on multiple platforms: Fox Sports digital platforms, WWE Network, WWE on YouTube, WWE 2K on Facebook and Twitter, on-demand after air on the USA Network.

During the event, WWE superstar Kofi Kingson, Big E, Paige, Ember Moon, and the Miz will be in attendance to coach the final four participants. The winner of the challengers will then take on AJ Styles one-on-one. If they win, they'll be awarded with $1 million. Gregory Davis from Jacksonville, Florida; Stephan T. Benson from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; David Hoey from Sydney, Australia; and Roman Droßard from Pfalzfeld, Germany are the final four that will compete in this tournament.

Stolen Metro Exodus Steam Keys Deactivated, Game Removed From Owners' Libraries

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Metro Exodus going exclusive to the Epic Games Store was a controversial move for publisher Deep Silver. Valve called the move "unfair to Steam customers," apologizing for the short window the company had to inform customers that Metro Exodus wouldn't be available through its platform. Despite this, Steam keys for the game were sold online, and it turns out that those keys were stolen--and have now been deactivated as a result.

According to an update on the game's official Steam page, these keys for Metro Exodus on Valve's platform will no longer work. "These keys have been obtained illegally from the factory where physical key printing had taken place prior to the announcement of exclusivity with Epic Games," publisher Deep Silver wrote. "Due to the criminal nature of these keys, all unlicensed keys have been deactivated and activation/download of Metro Exodus without the executable file is no longer possible."

Further, Metro Exodus will be removed from your games library if you got one of these illegal Steam keys. "In addition, the software will be removed from the Steam library of any players using an unauthorized code. The keys being sold on this platform are stolen goods, and are therefore illegal."

Borderlands 3's Release Date May Have Leaked

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Borderlands 3 had weeks of build-up for a PAX East announcement that put a proverbial ring on it, officially announcing the anticipated loot-shooter. But like a Russian nesting doll, that was yet another teaser, for more details to come on April 3. Those details may have leaked, with a social media post that appears to have dropped the release date.

The official Borderlands account tweeted (and subsequently deleted) word that the game is coming on September 13, and teased a Gold Weapon Skins Pack for pre-orders. The tweet is still visible through Archive.org, so we can say with certainty that it did exist at one point. Another tweet made a second mention of a Gold Weapons Skins pack, and yet another contained a video ad that showed the Epic Store logo. This suggests the game may be the latest to see an exclusive release there, rather than on Steam.

It is April 1, mind, so these accidental leaks may not be accidental at all, and instead a bit of playful high-level trolling. Still, this at least makes a September 13 release date, and exclusivity on the Epic Store, distinct possibilities. We'll probably know for sure once the official reveal event comes on April 3.

Borderlands 3 Release Date Seems To Have Been Accidentally Revealed

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Borderlands 3 had weeks of build-up for a PAX East announcement that put a proverbial ring on it, officially announcing the anticipated loot-shooter. But like a Russian nesting doll, that was yet another teaser, for more details to come on April 3. Those details may have leaked, with a social media post that appears to have dropped the release date.

The official Borderlands account tweeted (and subsequently deleted) word that the game is coming on September 13, and teased a Gold Weapon Skins Pack for pre-orders. The tweet is still visible through Archive.org, so we can say with certainty that it did exist at one point. Another tweet made a second mention of a Gold Weapons Skins pack, and yet another contained a video ad that showed the Epic Store logo. This suggests the game may be the latest to see an exclusive release there, rather than on Steam.

It is April 1, mind, so these accidental leaks may not be accidental at all, and instead a bit of playful high-level trolling. Still, this at least makes a September 13 release date, and exclusivity on the Epic Store, distinct possibilities. We'll probably know for sure once the official reveal event comes on April 3.

Pokemon Go Brings Back Ash Hat Pikachu For April Fools' Day

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April Fools' Day is here, and like many other developers, Niantic is celebrating with a special event in Pokemon Go. Last year, the developer memorably replaced the game's 3D Pokemon models with 8-bit sprites, but this year, it's giving players another chance to capture a Pikachu wearing Ash Ketchum's signature hat from the Pokemon anime series.

Throughout the day, you'll be able to come across a hat-wearing Pikachu when you take pictures using the new Go Snapshot feature. Like Smeargle, the Pikachu--or even Ash himself--will potentially photobomb the pictures you take; if that happens, back out of the mode and the Pikachu will appear in the wild, giving you an opportunity to catch it.

This marks the first time in more than a year that Ash's hat Pikachu has been available in Pokemon Go. Niantic first introduced it as part of the game's anniversary event, although there have been numerous other hat-wearing Pikachu since, such as a Santa hat Pikachu during the game's annual winter event.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Just Hit Its Lowest Price Ever At Only $20 (PS4, Xbox One)

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey Just Hit Its Lowest Price Ever At Only $20 (PS4, Xbox One)

One of the best games released in 2018 just dropped to its lowest price ever: Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is now selling for just $20 at Amazon and Best Buy. The game originally sold for $60, so if you haven't picked up Odyssey yet, the open-world RPG is an incredible purchase at only $20.

Like previous Assassin's Creed games, Odyssey takes players back to a historical setting--this time around, it's Ancient Greece. You'll choose between two characters--Alexios or Kassandra--and play as a mercenary descended from Spartan king Leonidas I. During the epic adventure, you'll find lost family members, take down an evil cult, and complete various side quests. Your choices will have a heavy impact on many events, including premature character deaths. The main story itself has nine different possible endings.

If you're a fan of gorgeous open-world games like The Witcher 3 or Horizon Zero Dawn, you'll enjoy becoming immersed in Odyssey's diverse and hyper-detailed locations around Greece. Odyssey's map is double the size of Origins', so you can easily sink dozens of hours into exploring its world, if you care to.