Still working on setting up the PSGCast, but there are two particular sales of note that are of interest to readers of this site, coincidentally on the only two services I use for purchasing games:
1) Steam, a service which probably requires no introduction, is currently having a sale on almost all of their Sega products. This includes all the (non-Sonic, fittingly) Genesis games on the service for $7.49, an absolute steal if you haven’t already bought any of the console compilations. And even if you have, those tend not to include Gunstar Heroes or Alien Soldier, two of Treasure’s absolute best games. The set also includes some of my favorite PSG friendly games, such as Gain Ground (source of the PSGCast theme song!) and Bonanza Bros. (a game that only I enjoy!). Also part of the sale is Alpha Protocol for two dollars, which is the right price for a game with writing that good and gameplay that bad.
2) Good Old Games, a service with a business model handily explained in the name, is currently having a sale on all their Dungeons and Dragons products. “But CJ, this doesn’t include anything on the Sega Genesis!” you cry in now-standard agony. And I know! But with the Good Ship Pre-Sonic Genesis Institute of Semi-Academic Chronological Gaming (Merchant Navy Designation CRV PSGISACG) charting out a map into the brave new seas of New Media, I need a chronological essay project with a much shorter trajectory to occupy my idle need to write a lot of words. To that end, I realized there had not been that many semi-academic write-ups of the collected Dungeons and Dragons video games and well there we go. I am sure I will link here when I finish prettying up the appropriate blog.
Both sales end sometime in the next 24 hours, so you might want to act soon!