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A Fan Has Made the Sonic Mania Intro run on the SEGA Genesis!

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Sonic Mania simply couldn’t have come at any better time. It has been popular amongst many of the classic sonic fans and revitalized the love for fans of the series. It may have its few drawbacks, but we still love our favorite Blue Hedgehog like we did from the beginning. The game made by Fans for Fans clearly shows a lot of love towards the fan-base. And the fans who got to test it already made a few cool additions to the experience.

The Intro of a Great Sonic Game on the Genesis!

Let’s start with one of the biggest creations made by enthusiasts of the series. Youtube user Matt B. has made an amazing discovery by displaying the game Introduction to Sonic Mania on the SEGA Genesis hardware. Yes, this is absolutely real! This presentation would’ve looked amazing 20 years ago if it were presented as another game in the franchise.

The new intro keeps the visual aspect of the original intro, although at a much lower framerate due to obvious reasons. There are also instruments that the Genesis CAN replicate that couldn’t be included in the release. This IS the recreation of a fan using limited resources, however, Matt B. also encourages the community to improve this version of the intro and make something better.

In the description of the video. The user mentions the process behind the creation of this mod: “I rewrote the way frames are loaded into VRAM. I’ve also received a heavily tweaked VGM file from Alianger that plays better with Stef’s XGM driver. I’ve changed the measure used to tweak the frame rate. We now work with subticks which are a much finer grain of delay at a hardware level”

Man, even I’m impressed at how much work the fans have done on this game in such a little time. I am beginning to wonder when we’ll get an actual reproduction of Sonic Mania made for the Genesis. Or the Saturn! You can view a special video I made comparing the two intros below:

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Sets Dates for the Next Multiplayer Beta

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is getting closer and closer, and Activision has announced when players will be able to get their hands on the next game. This means that there will be several chances to try it out before it comes out. If you paid a lot, you might be able to play for more than a week at the end of August and beginning of September.

Call of Duty Early Access will run from Friday, August 30th, to Wednesday, September 4th, as announced on its blog. This is two days after the Call of Duty Next showcase, which is set for August 28th. To play, you must have already bought Black Ops 6.

The open beta is the following weekend, and anyone who wants to can join. The fun will start on Friday, September 6th, and end on Monday, September 9th. The full release is set for October 25th of next month on PS5 and PS4.

How excited are you for the next Call of Duty game? Are you going to play Black Ops 6 in either the Early Access or Open Beta versions? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Ten million people play The First Descendant in its first week

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The free-to-play shooter The First Descendant has gotten a lot of attention in its first week. The game’s publisher, Nexon, says that 10 million people have already tried it out.

Insider Gaming pointed out that since there is no cost up front, it’s still too early to tell how many of those players will stick around, but it’s still a big number for a new IP. On Steam alone, it peaked at 264,860 concurrents right after launch and has still managed to break 200,000 in the last 24 hours, so it looks like a lot of people are still really into the game.

It was a “mindless and repetitive grind,” and we gave The First Descendant a 3/10 in our review. Of course, that’s just one opinion; other experts have had different ones. Most people, though, say that the game’s annoying free-to-play model is the worst thing about it.

Are you one of the millions of people who played The First Descendant last week? Are you going to come back for more? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Raiden, the famous shmup series, will come back as a twin-stick shooter on PS5, PS4, and PC

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Raiden has a long and interesting history as a vertical shooter in arcades. However, the series is going to get a Super Stardust HD makeover, which means it will switch to a twin-stick format. It comes out in Japan on October 31. There’s no word yet on when it will come out in the West, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

A Gematsu translation of the game’s website says that the full version will have an arcade mode with up to six stages. There will also be an “Unlimited” option for people who want to be at the top of the rankings. It sounds like a pretty straightforward package in terms of what’s inside, but we think the action will be what makes it worth it.

There’s a trailer up top that should help you figure out what to expect. There are, however, different versions of Raiden 3, Raiden 4, and Raiden 5 that you can play right now on the PS5 and PS4, if you can’t wait for this game to come out in the West.

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