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Complete Carnage: 32-bit Console hardware and the reshaping of the industry
Complete Carnage: 32-bit Console hardware and the reshaping of the industry

Recently we looked at the Sega Saturn and whether it was killed too prematurely by Sega. Though these days the Saturn’s renewed popularity means we regularly ask what could have made the console a success, there’s one question that should probably ask first: Could the Read More ...

Yaba-SanShiro: Run Sega Saturn games on your PI4
Yaba-SanShiro: Run Sega Saturn games on your PI4

So we’ve looked at the state of pi Emulation and we’ve also seen how you can run Sega Model 3 games on your Pi, so here’s a quick tutorial on how to run Sega Saturn games on your Pi4. It’s worth remembering that from a Read More ...

Becoming a Super Model: Adding Model 3 Games to Your Pi4.
Becoming a Super Model: Adding Model 3 Games to Your Pi4.

JULY UPDATE: All of the per-game optimisations are built into the supermodel.ini file, so you just need to setup and Play. If the previous reasons we’ve looked at for getting a Raspberry Pi weren’t enough, you can now also add Sega Model 3 arcade games Read More ...

“The Saturn is not our future” Sales, Costs and the Demise of the Sega Saturn
“The Saturn is not our future” Sales, Costs and the Demise of the Sega Saturn

Among Sega fans there are few figures hated as much as Bernie Solar. Appointed as the head of Sega of America after maverick leader Tom Kalinske left the company, Bernie Stolar is widely credited with being behind a number of key mistakes – not least Read More ...

In the Blue Sky
In the Blue Sky

Uplifting and inspirational, In the Blue Sky is one of my favorite Sega tunes – so why not remake it for the FM-tastic sounds of the YM2612? Preview Mechafatnick ยท In the Blue Sky (16-bit) Buy/Stream

The Second Sound Chip – The Sega Master System and the YM2413
The Second Sound Chip – The Sega Master System and the YM2413

What is a Master System? If you’re reading this in English and you owned a Sega Master System you probably didn’t own the most complete version of the Sega Master System. This isn’t idle snobbery: the Machine that was released outside Japan was notably different Read More ...

A Tale of Three Brawlers
A Tale of Three Brawlers

With everything that’s happened last year, it’s been easy to miss some of the more interesting tid-bits – like the universe gifting us updates to three classic 8/16-bit brawlers in the space of 18 months: River City Girls, Streets of Rage 4 and Battle Toads. Read More ...

FatNick’s 2020 in Gaming
FatNick’s 2020 in Gaming

Well as a remarkably rubbish year comes to an end it seems suitable to look back at what gaming highlights I can haul out of the wreck. Will these all be new games? No! These won’t even necessarily be things I haven’t played before – Read More ...

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