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Don't worry, the Sega Genesis Mini Will Have a Six-Button Controller Available at Launch

You can play fighting games on the Genesis Mini without issue.

Sega Genesis Mini Reveals 10 More Games, Including the Rare Mega Man: The Wily Wars

There will still be technically 40 games for the Genesis Mini, total.

Breaking Down the Subtle and Not So Subtle '90s References in the Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Trailer

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer hints at a hedgehog of contrasts.

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Don't worry, the Sega Genesis Mini Will Have a Six-Button Controller Available at Launch

You can play fighting games on the Genesis Mini without issue.

Sega Genesis Mini Reveals 10 More Games, Including the Rare Mega Man: The Wily Wars

There will still be technically 40 games for the Genesis Mini, total.

Breaking Down the Subtle and Not So Subtle '90s References in the Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Trailer

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer hints at a hedgehog of contrasts.

The Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Trailer Is Bizarre and Wrong, but You Must Watch It

You took a wrong turn at Green Hill Zone and stumbled into a gangsta's paradise, baby.

Sega Genesis Mini Lineup Looking Stronger by the Day as Another 10 Games are Added

There are now 20 games announced for the Sega Genesis Mini.

It Might Be 10 Years Before There's a Sega Saturn Mini

Just in time for the Saturn's 35th birthday.

Sega Genesis Mini Will Release in September With 40 Games

Sega's taking the Genesis Mini to the next level.

Phantasy Star 2 Retro Review

Sega's 16-bit sci-fi JRPG is revolutionary in many ways, but its age becomes apparent when you play through it.

Knock Knock it's Knuckles: How Sega Turned the World's Weirdest Mammal into Sonic's Coolest Friend

When Sonic the Hedgehog gained a rival, he also gained a little depth.

Panzer Dragoon and Panzer Dragoon 2: Zwei Remakes Announced

The first part is set to come out in 2019.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #19: Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium

The Genesis didn't have Final Fantasy, but Phantasy Star IV is one heck of a consolation prize.

Ecco the Dolphin Celebrates 25 Infuriating Years of Life

There's so much to love about this weird, wonderful game, but actually playing it is like sticking your face in a barrel of snapping turtles.

AtGames is Powering the Sega Genesis Mini According to Deleted Tweet

Details emerge, then disappear about the Sega Genesis Mini.

Sega Genesis Mini Announced at Sega FES 2018, See it Here

Sega does what... you know the rest.

Sega Genesis Collection Announced for PS4, Xbox One, but Not the Switch [Update]

Over 50 classic Genesis games included.

What Would Be Your Desert Island Console?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | If you were stuck with only one console for the rest of your days, what would it be?

Sega Forever Brings Classic Genesis Games To Mobile On June 22

Look, they're on mobile devices, but they're free with ads!

Iconoclasts Offers the Perfect Combination of Vintage SEGA And Nintendo

Konjak brokers peace for the 16-bit console wars.

Early Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Map Sketches Contain the Fabled "Genocide City"

Genocide City Zone obviously never wound up in Sonic 2, but fans were happy to fill in the story gap.

The SNES Classic Won't Get Nearly as Much Hype as the NES Classic

OPINION: The SNES Classic (assuming it's a thing) is meant to capture a time in gaming history that was much more divided than the NES era.

Is Storage Wars' "Huge Game Find" Really Worth $45,000? Probably Not

Bargain hunter Rene Nezhoda allegedly made a lot of money off old Atari games on Storage Wars. Get ready for an excited phone call from your grandmother.

Let Retronauts Fill Your Ears With the Futuristic Sound of FM Synthesis

Jeremy explores one of classic gaming's most popular and iconic audio formats (as seen on TV, via SEGA Genesis!).

As Nintendo Wii Turns 10, So Too Do Retronauts' Complaints About Virtual Console

A decade of lamentations for a potentially brilliant service that never quite lived up to its promise.

SEGA 3D Classics Collection 3DS Review: Virtuous Console

While this M2-developed SEGA compilation has its drawbacks, it's still a heck of a package.

Fill the Wait for Nintendo Direct With the Chillest Game of All Time [Archived!]

Bizarro SEGA classic Toe Jam & Earl turns 25 this year, and we're celebrating with a live stream at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT — a perfect way to kill the hour before Nintendo Direct kicks off!

What I Played This Weekend: 3D Streets of Rage 2, the Immortal Brawler

Why Streets of Rage 2 continues to be well-regarded even as the brawler genre fades.

The Return of ToeJam & Earl, the Genesis Exclusive Time Forgot

With another ToeJam & Earl on the way, we examine the Sega franchise time forgot.

Former Sega of America Marketing Director Al Nilsen Reveals How Tails Became Tails

This year's Portland Retro Gaming Expo revealed the high-stakes struggle to name Sonic the Hedgehog 2's co-star.

Sega Genesis 25th Anniversary: The Rise and Fall of an All-Time Great

A retrospective and oral history of the life and times of Sega's most successful machine.

On Saturday Mornings, Sonic the Hedgehog Turned Platforming into Pathos

DiC's most dignified take on the video game cartoon won't be praised by animation historians anytime soon, but it still marks an important turning point for Sega's mascot.

Review: Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation

If you're interested in the early-'90s battle of Sega v. Nintendo, Blake Harris' tome is exhaustive, required reading.

Iconic Box Art Designer Greg Martin Passes Away

The prolific artist was behind the box art for Sonic's early outings as well as a variety of licensed titles.

Next Gen Graphics, Part 1: NES, Master System, Genesis, and Super NES

USgamer takes a look at the graphical leaps between the beginning and end of a generation.

The 10 Best Genesis/Mega Drive and Top 5 Sega CD Games

Sega's Genesis turns 25 today, and we're marking the occasion by celebrating the USgamer community's 10 favorite Genesis and top 5 Sega CD games.

The USgamer Community Reflects on Sega Genesis

We look back on their Mega Drive memories to celebrate 25 years of Sega's 16-bit wonder.