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The Opposite of a Rude Awakening: What the SNES Classic Mini taught me about being a Sega kid

At the beginning of my holiday break, I started working on a piece about using the SNES Classic Mini to play games I’d missed out on in my childhood as a Sega kid. The plan was to play each of these games and produce a few pars on each to illustrate the experience, how they stacked up to my childhood expectations and how they played now, 20+ years after launch. The piece quickly became about something else though, a cognitive reframing of a childhood spent with a Sega Mega Drive, always wondering what might have been if I’d asked for a SNES instead. Continue reading The Opposite of a Rude Awakening: What the SNES Classic Mini taught me about being a Sega kid

Melbourne: Celebrate the Rio Olympics at ACMI’s RETROLYMPIAD **Correction**

With the Rio Olympics right around the corner, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne is hosting a night of food, drink, live music and retro Olympic themed video games. Continue reading Melbourne: Celebrate the Rio Olympics at ACMI’s RETROLYMPIAD **Correction**