As much as I love weekends, they sure do suck as far as video game news is concerned. I haven't seen anything over the last two days that really seems worth posting. So, to fill the rest of your Sunday with a bit of video game enjoyment, here are a few gaming sites that I love to check out on random occasions. If you'd like to learn more about systems and games you may have missed over the years, take a few minutes to pay them a visit:
1. Hardcore Gaming 101--I can't remember how I came across this site, but I sure am glad I did. The site's owner posts detailed "articles" about past games and series such as Bionic Commando, Cho Aniki, the Marl Kingdom games (Rhapsody on the PSone and La Pucelle Tactics on PS2 among them) and more. Very worth your while if you love to read about every available version of a particular game and the history behind them.
2. PC Engine Catalog Project--This site does what you would think it does: It compiles information (including screenshots) of every PC Engine, TurboGrafx-16, SuperGrafx and PC-FX game ever made. It's less of an encyclopedia than the site mentioned above, but is thrilling (to PCE geeks like myself) nonetheless. Half the fun is pulling up every Turbo CD game released, for instance, and checking them out, one by one.
3. Segagaga Domain--Are you a Sega fan? If so, you have to make a visit to Segagaga Domain. Mini-reviews of more than a few Master System, Genesis (Mega Drive), Saturn and Dreamcast games can be found here, as well as a few snapshots. It's actually a lot like the PCE Catalog Project in that it doesn't include a ton of information on each game, but if Sega's your thing (and it is mine) you'll be amazed all the same.