After announcing a Mega Drive Mini 2 for Japan, Sega has decided to….KIND OF release a Genesis 2 in America. At the moment you can buy one, but that won’t be the case for long: Sega will only manufacture one-tenth the amount of Mini 2s that they made of Mini 1s. Sega of Japan is handling the whole thing and the miniconsoles have to be shipped from there, adding an extra shipping fee of $20 to the price of $99. In other words, this isn’t for everyone.
Those who enjoy painting miniature figures for tabletop games (or other reasons) may be interested in The DMG Mini Painting System, a new customizable artist’s workstation from Dog Might Games.
Over the past eight years, writers Vincenzo Ferriero and Ray Chou have been working on a dieselpunk airship adventure comic called Skies Of Fire. The whole story is just eight issues long, but it’s very epic in scale, with intricate art by Pablo Peppino and Bryan Valenza bringing the story to life.
On the next special occasion, give your significant other the gift of sight beyond sight with the Thundercats Sword of Omens. It’s real now!
Lara Croft is 25! And to celebrate Tomb Raider’s anniversary, Square is doing….nothing, game-wise. They are, however, selling a new series of collector’s art pieces based around the existing games in the series, which will be available for a limited time starting today. And yes, we are talking about actual, printed art pieces, not URLs to digital files that cost hundreds of dollars and accelerate the pace of global warming. Square doesn’t work that way….yet.
Koska Reeves the female Mandalorian becomes an instant fan favorite despite her low facetime. She is played by WWE superstar Mercedes Varnado aka Sasha Banks. Everything goes full circle now because when she was still wrestling in NXT she was about to be fired but William Regal risked his job to beg for her to be not released. Despite being a big star in the making, WWE had sidelined her over the charisma vacuum Charlotte Flair. Now she could be the biggest Star of WWE who still works for the company.
For quite a long time, the bread and butter of collectibles company Cryptozoic has been figurines of popular characters, DC superheroes most prominently. They’ve come out with a lot of them by now. We suppose they figured they had to shake things up, because their latest product is just….PART of Batman. Specifically, his hand.
Death’s Door, a quirky action adventure game released by Devolver last November, was listed as one of the best indie games of 2021 by many critics. Perhaps you’ve been curious about getting it, but you’re the type who prefers physical copies of things and you’re waiting for the Limited Run version. In that event….there’s something you should probably know.
For those of you who don’t remember the 90s, there was once a ball made of hundreds of rubber strands called the Koosh Ball, named after the noise it made when it hit the floor. Koosh Balls could be safely thrown around the house as they were soft enough to not break anything (unless you threw them really hard against a lamp). They were massively popular and before long, everybody had a Koosh Ball or two around the house…which put their maker, Oddzon Productions, in an awkward position.
Now that Mario has his own line of Lego sets, his old rival Sonic the Hedgehog has been tapping his feet and griping, “Where’s mine already?” It’s finally here, or at least it will be in a few days…the Lego Sonic set.
Blu-Ray and DVDs don’t sell as much as before because streaming platforms are cheaper. The price range depends on countries but a $20 Blu-ray is worth 2 months of Netflix subscription in my country. For the Price of 1 movie, I can watch thousands of content for a month or 2 depending on the subscription package I chose. Despite the convenience of streaming services and video on demand, there are still people who buy physical copies of movies. Why?
If you think you’ve seen everything from Arcade1Up, you haven’t. They seemed to have covered all their bases with classic stuff like Pac-Man, 90s fighters like The Simpsons, Killer Instinct and Street Fighter, sports games like NBA Jam, and even racing cabinets like OutRun. If you’re asking what’s left, you forgot about light gun games. Arcade1Up’s first is heading your way this month.