Monthly Archives: February 2016

Resident Evil – Code: Veronica Drops Playstation for Dreamcast – Today in History – February 29th, 2000

Resident Evil – Code: Veronica was a seminal title for the Sega Dreamcast.  Why? When Sony launched the Playstation console in mid 90’s it was quite a surprise move.  Sure, there were rumblings in the gaming magazines of the time

Die Hard Arcade Updates Brawlers with Movie License, Hits Sega Saturn Hard – Today in History – February 28th, 1997

Sega were known for doing the quirky thing with their games, this was true in the early days.  Titles such as Alex Kidd had you fighting bosses with “rock, paper, scissors”.  Later titles did cool things that we see today

Popful Mail Brings Elven Bounty Hunting 2D Side Scrolling Fun to Sega CD – Today in History – February 23rd, 1995

Working Designs was a unique company, to say the least.  They did the unusual, ported games others wouldn’t touch and then went all out on the packaging.  This overdoing the packaging quickly became their trademark- fans knew Working Designs not

Kao the Kangaroo Jumps onto Sega Dreamcast – Today in History – February 13th, 2001

Keep in mind, 15 plus years ago, 3D action adventure titles were all the rage.  This was caused by a little plumber who launched a memorable console in 1996.  This should not be any surprise to anyone reading this as

Tiny Toon Adventures Busts Onto Sega Genesis – Today in History – February 7th, 1993

When Sega released Sonic onto the world, it just furthered the notion that every company needed a mascot.  This was particularly true for console manufacturers- there needed to be an exclusive game series that was ONLY on one platform to

Vanishing Point Burns Rubber in Cars, Trucks and SUVs on Playstation – Today in History – February 5th, 2001

Racing games are a staple of gaming.  We saw them in the early days on the Atari 2600 in Night Driver.  We saw them propel forward in the 8-Bit days with Rad Racer on NES.  16-Bit gave us great titles

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Ends Run on Genesis on a High Note – Today in History – February 2nd, 1994

It is unclear what was going through the minds of the executives at Sega when they got the designs for Sonic the Hedgehog but it is clear that gamers loved him.  Sonic proved that gamers were tired of slow games

Battletech Brings Overhead Giant Robot Stomping to Sega Genesis – Today in History – February 2nd, 1994

Giant robots and gaming seem to go together quite well.  While a bigger thing in anime, giant robots hold their own in gaming.  From anime to board games to video games, giant robots kick butt and fans can’t get enough