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Sega Astro City Mini retro arcade console is getting a (very) limited US release

The Sega Astro City Mini is an arcade cabinet that comes with 37 classic Sega games pre-installed. Oh, and unlike most game cabinets, it’s small enough to hold in one hand. First released in Japan last summer, the Astro City Mini is coming to the US this week… sort of. Limited Run Games has announced […]

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Sega’s next retro console is a tiny arcade cabinet (Astro City Mini)

The march of tiny retro game consoles continues. This time Sega is borrowing an idea from SNK and introducing a miniature arcade cabinet rather than a miniature console. Sega’s upcoming Astro City Mini features 6 buttons, a joystick, and a tiny screen. It also comes with 36 classic games pre-installed. The Sega Astro City Mini […]

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Sega introduces Game Gear Micro handheld retro console

Over the past few years we’ve seen game console companies cashing in on nostalgia by releasing “mini” versions of classic game consoles that come with a set of games pre-installed. Now Sega is following up last year’s well-received Genesis Mini with a Sega Game Gear Micro. Actually, make that four Game Gear Micros. The company […]

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Hacker transforms a Sega Dreamcast into a handheld game console

Modern smartphones have more horsepower than classic game consoles like early Nintendo, PlayStation, Sega, or Atari consoles, which is why it’s pretty easy to run classic games on a phone or tablet using emulation software. But some hackers prefer to do things the hard way… and make portable game systems out of actual game console hardware. […]

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Sega Genesis Mini will ship with 42 games, support optional “tower of power” add-ons

The Sega Genesis is a game console best known for classic games like Sonic the Hedgehog. When the console first launched in the late 1980s, it was was designed to play 16-bit games from cartridges. But Sega eventually offered accessories including Sega CD and Sega 32X that allowed you to play games stored on optical […]

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Sega plans to cash in on the mini retro console craze with Mega Drive (Genesis) mini

Nintendo’s made old-school game consoles trendy again with the launch of the popular NES and SNES Classic mini consoles. Now it looks like Sega wants to follow suit. The company, which hasn’t released a major game console in decades, has unveiled a Mega Drive Mini which Sega plans to launch in Japan later this year […]

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SEGA Forever brings classic games to Android, iOS for free(ish)

SEGA has been making video games since the 1970s, with some of the company’s most iconic titles and franchises launching for SEGA’s own line of game consoles. The company doesn’t make game consoles anymore. But it still has a huge back catalog of great games… and now it’s bringing some of them to smartphones and […]

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AtGames launches Atari, Sega Genesis, and Sega portable retro game consoles

The NES Classic made a splash when it launched last year. But the $50 retro console was hardly the first device to offer a classic gaming experience for a low-price (and in a compact design). And it won’t be the last. AtGames has just announced a new set of mini consoles with retro designs and […]