chris-littlechild - April 22, 2016
Today’s retro gamers have a pretty darn easy time of it. They can do, that is, if they don’t want to be assed with being authentic and hardcore and such. I like that kind of thing, busting out the original console and chunky-ass game cartridges which look like they could withstand a nuclear blast (N64 carts are practically indestructible), but most don’t really bother with all that.
Emulation, natch, is the name of the game now. Our spangly new iDevices and PCs can play just about any old system’s games we want. Such are the wonders of the futuristic world of game-thievery in 2016.
Which is all well and good and legally dubious. It’s a little soulless too, though, lacking that cartridge-blowing, nostalgia-sense-tingling experience you only get by using the original systems themselves. Still, emulation is taking a turn for the realistic next week, when the Sega Classics Hub hits Steam.
As IGN reports, Genesis/Mega Drive titles have been available on the service for some time. If you’ve got yourself at least one, it’ll get you access to said hub, a kind of interactive nineties gamer’s bedroom from which you launch the games and finagle with options and such.
If Ye Olde gaming is your bag, you’ll probably want to check it out below, and get in on it when it launches on April 28.
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