Preserving History – By Ken Horowitz

Preserving History – By Ken Horowitz

In September 2017, I had the opportunity to do a panel on video game history and preservation at Dragon Con in Atlanta. The convention was divided into several tracks, including one for video games, and I felt that I could offer my experience of writing about Sega...
Sega Forever Review: Ristar

Sega Forever Review: Ristar

Of all Sega’s 16-bit platforming efforts, perhaps the most underrated is Ristar. Released at the tail-end of the Genesis era, the game boasted stellar graphics and level design, as well as an engaging gameplay dynamic in the form of the main character’s stretchable...
Sega Forever Review: Streets of Rage

Sega Forever Review: Streets of Rage

I think I’m in the minority when it comes to my preference of the original Streets of Rage over its more popular sequel. I admit the presentation and gameplay isn’t (naturally) as refined, but the game made a much larger impact on me upon its release, and that has...
Games Deserving a Remaster: Burning Rangers

Games Deserving a Remaster: Burning Rangers

Video game aesthetics have come a long way from the mid ‘90s, when developers made the transition from sprites to polygons. The rough look of these early 3D games didn’t seem to be an issue to most gamers at the time, and the prospect of playing in three dimensions...
Sega Forever Review: Phantasy Star II

Sega Forever Review: Phantasy Star II

In the past, Sega has often released its Genesis games in collections for consoles, and a few titles also found their way onto mobile platforms. Now, the “Sega Forever” line is slated to bring all of Sega’s past releases onto mobile formats in a uniform manner. The...

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