Play Your Old Favourite SEGA Games On PC…Legally!

Play Your Old Favourite SEGA Games On PC…Legally!

SEGA is about to release the SEGA Mega Drive Classics Hub. Access to perfectly emulated console classics on your PC via Steam!

If you wanted to relive your youth, or if you young ones find out what all the fuss was about, there are several ways to relive those 16bit console days.

First, you could source the original consoles and game cartridges and connect them up to an old television that still has the right connections.

You could also obtain a flash cartridge. A device that allows you to store nearly the entire game history for that console on one cartridge via the use of an SD card. However obtaining the game images off the internet isn’t strictly legal, and you still need a console.

If you wanted to try the cheaper option, you could download a console emulator for your PC that allows you to play your downloaded game images. Again, not a legal route.

SEGA has announced that on the April 28th, a new update to the PC gaming system, known as Steam, will be released enabling access to the Sega Megadrive Classics Hub.

The Hub will feature a menu system based on the bedroom of a true SEGA fan from the nineties as well as the following features:

  • spot-on emulation
  • local co-op for games that support it
  • optional graphic enhancement filters
  • the ability to save at any point in the gameplay
  • full controller / keyboard support

SEGA will be releasing fifty-eight games for this system, some of which are already available on Steam now. Those already existing titles will be updated to fit in with this new hub and its enhancements. For the full list of games, check on this link to jump to SEGA’s website.



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    April 27, 2016

    It’s a nice idea and I remember when this was first rumoured a year or so ago and it caused a little bit of excitement for people. I think ultimately though people will continue to emulate illegally. It’s been going on for so long now it’s impossible to keep tabs on it but maybe this is part of a bigger picture idea – it’s certainly not been made to be a big money spinner.


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