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Terraonion Mega SD: World’s First Sega CD ODE

Terraonion has announced the Mega SD for the Sega Genesis and Mega Drive, the world’s first Sega CD Optical Drive Emulator (ODE), accomplished by means of FPGA emulation of the actual Sega CD hardware. This means that the Sega CD hardware is no longer needed, and CD games can be flashed through the Genesis’ cart […]

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Documentary on XBAND

YouTuber Wrestling With Gaming just released a documentary (The Story of XBAND) showcasing the history, legacy, and future projects regarding the online gaming known as XBAND.  XBAND was a device and service well ahead of its time allowing 16-bit consoles of the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive and Super Nintendo/Famicom, to connect up to other users around […]

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Gorgeous Looking Pixel Art Game “Project Genesis” Shown Running on Real Hardware

Genesis and Mega Drive users have yet another game to look forward to with the announcement of Project Genesis, a new game designed to run on real hardware. This time, the developer is Bits Rule Games, an Argentinian development studio currently composed of four members. The game reminds me of Monster World IV visually with a […]

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Papirium, the Paprium Spoof Delayed but Gets a New Developer

Paprium spoof, Papirium is in new hands after the mysterious disappearance of Studio Vetea on twitter. This left people to speculate and get worried, but luckily, he’s fine. After a brief absence, Vetea returned to provide a statement on the Sega-16 forum thread for Papirium.  In it, Vetea lists his numerous projects and gives his reasons […]

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New Shmup, “IRENA” announced for the SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive

Irena is a 16-bit shmup created by White Ninja Studio.  It’s main dev, Kentosama named the game after his daughter which is how another indie game, Battle Princess Madelyn started its development.  The Story line is as follows: In a distant world, an intergalactic ship carrying settlers to the planet Laderia II is suddenly trapped […]