Posts Tagged ‘Sega’

Segata Sanshiro Action Figure

Sega Toys manufactured this tribute to the Sega Saturn mascot — the least they could do after he sacrificed his life to save the company’s executives from a missile attack — some time around 1998. Though the packaging has English text like “He Became Legend” scattered around, I don’t think I’ve ever seen this in […]

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12 Failed Game Consoles and Add-Ons

While some items on this list of failed consoles shouldn’t be there in my opinion (the bottom four items, actually), it’s still interesting to see what companies have tried over the years. The Nintendo 64 Disk Drive in particular is a curiosity. Sometimes, it doesn’t matter if you’re a huge company like Sega or Atari. […]

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10 Console Light Guns

I’m willing to bet there’s a few in this list of 10 console game light guns that you haven’t seen before. Unfortunately, most of these light guns (aside from the Wii Remote, of course) will not work with current flat panel HDTV technology, so you’ll have to have an older television around in order to […]

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SEGA Hardware Memorial Zippos

Zippo has a history of making commemorative lighters, and these two sold by Banpresto are definitely impressive. Celebrating SEGA’s hardware history, the lighter maker has produced two designs – the Mega Drive (Genesis in the US) and the Saturn. At about $100 US each they’re not cheap, but are totally awesome. Spotted at RetroThing.

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SEGA Genesis Turns 20

Twenty years ago Nintendo faced its first real challenge to its dominance in the home console market: SEGA introduced the Genesis to North America. With a faster processor, stereo sound, and many excellent arcade ports the Genesis was a hit, eventually wrestling dominance away from Nintendo’s NES. Click for the full poster.

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Retro Gaming 101: Sega Master System

I’ve been impressed with Racketboy.com’s Retro Gaming 101 series of articles. For the younger or newer gamer they serve as an introduction into the history of the medium, covering both popular and obscure hardware alike. Recently Chrono put together a guide for Sega’s first international console, the Master System. While it saw excellent sales in […]

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Sega MegaDrive Bag

The unshakable NES owned the late 80’s video game scene. Not only did they bring gaming back to living rooms to stay, they went from strength to strength for at least five whole years (though games continued to be published until 1995, and the Famicom was still manufactured in Japan until 2003!) – an eternity […]

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