CHAPTER 15: SEGA DREAMCAST

If you grew up in Harbour Grace and had limited resources, it wasn’t exactly easy being a Sega fan. Their arcade games were nowhere to be found; outside of Sonic there were hardly any Sega Genesis games for rent and the Sega Saturn, the companies first 3-D capable console, was pushed out by the Sony…

CHAPTER 9: MORTAL KOMBAT

Violence. Blood and gore. Martial arts. Ninjas. Cyborgs. Sorcerers. Four-armed half-dragon men. If this combination of words were presented as a clue on Jeopardy!, the correct response would be “What’s everything a kid in the ‘90’-s thought was totally rad?”. All of this and so much more were part of what endeared me to the…

CHAPTER 8: SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

“Blue streak, speeds by, Sonic the Hedgehog. Too fast, for the naked eye, Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic, he can really move. Sonic, he’s got an attitude. Sonic, he’s the fastest thing aaalllliiiivvveee.” These were the lyrics I looked forward to hearing every Saturday morning, the opening to ABC’s Sonic the Hedgehog, a show based on…

CHAPTER 7: THE 16-BIT ERA

As someone whose first console was an NES and didn’t have a PC at home until 1996, the concept of upgrading to a better, newer console was something that didn’t really cross my mind. But, suddenly I started seeing commercials on television for something called a Genesis – doing what Nintendon’t – and pieces in…

REVIEW: RETRO-BIT 6 BUTTON GENESIS ARCADE PAD

If you’re only getting into classic superhero games for the Sega Genesis, one of the toughest things other than finding said games is finding a suitable controller to play them with. Sega’s 16-bit console gave Nintendo a run for their money in the early ’90’-s, so there’s no shortage of controllers on the secondary market,…

THE LIFE OF A SEGA DREAMCAST FAN IN SMALL TOWN NEWFOUNDLAND

Every year on the anniversary of the North American launch of the Sega Dreamcast, September 9th, I always try to do a piece celebrating one of my favorite consoles of all time, but I knew there would come a day when there really wouldn’t be anything left to say. The times in which comic book…

BATMAN RETURNS’ VIDEO GAME LEGACY IS PERHAPS MORE INTERESTING THAN THAT OF THE FILMS

Batman Returns, released twenty-five years ago today on June 19th, 1992 was the last Tim Burton directed, Micheal Keaton starring movie before the franchise was torpedoed by Joel Schumacher and eventually rebooted by Christopher Nolan in 2005 with Batman Begins. Though perhaps not remembered as fondly as Burton’s first outing with DC’s iconic character in 1989, it’s…

REVIEW: TOM MASON’S DINOSAURS FOR HIRE (SEGA GENESIS)

A few months back, I reviewed a somewhat obscure comic book game for the Sega Genesis called Ex-Mutants. The source material for the game was based on a comic that was originally published under the Eternity Comics label before being passed around to several other companies, eventually winding up at Malibu Comics which was purchased by Marvel…