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General Questions and Information Thread was More requests/B-Club, PSIV, and some game ID for now :/

#721 User is offline biggestsonicfan 

Posted 24 November 2018 - 02:54 PM

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Looking at this Beep! Mega Drive Magazine auction here, I've never seen this Mega Drive Mouse before, unless it's an early adapter for the Menacer?

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 03:16 PM

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(psst)

I think it's just the Sega Mouse.

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 04:32 PM

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View PostBlack Squirrel, on 24 November 2018 - 03:16 PM, said:

(psst)

I think it's just the Sega Mouse.

First of all, I have made it clear in the past about my distain for the CDN's interface. I spent 2 min squinting at thumbnails just to find the right magazine and hate that I have to download the whole archive for a single page.

Second of all, the scanned resolution shows slightly blue pixels where the buttons should be, so maybe you're right.

Third of all, why is this the only post you reply to when I post other Sega info? :psyduck:

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 05:23 PM

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View Postbiggestsonicfan, on 24 November 2018 - 04:32 PM, said:

Third of all, why is this the only post you reply to when I post other Sega info? :psyduck:/>

Hey I've got nine years' worth of unanswered questions spread across this forum and wiki.

...and nine years' worth of feature requests come to think of it. Eeek.

I don't know all the answers. Just some of them. But if it cheers you up:



Asagoth pointed me in the direction of this. I'm negotiating with my superiors for the best versions possible.

It's a thing of beauty.

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 06:21 PM

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View PostBlack Squirrel, on 24 November 2018 - 05:23 PM, said:

Hey I've got nine years' worth of unanswered questions spread across this forum and wiki.

Point well made...


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...and nine years' worth of feature requests come to think of it. Eeek.

Double touche...

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I don't know all the answers. Just some of them. But if it cheers you up:
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It's a thing of beauty.

Holy shit that's magnificent! I also want that desk with the pop-up console, JESUS

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Working up quite the list of cereal boxes to be scanned.


Yes really.

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View PostBlack Squirrel, on 26 November 2018 - 03:49 PM, said:



Working up quite the list of cereal boxes to be scanned.


Yes really.

How did you even find that? It's freaking awesome.

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 03:13 PM

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Haven't yet got the patience to cross reference all the Z-list celebrities from 1990 but something curtosy of Mr. P Dragon:

https://segaretro.or..._11.pdf&page=18

Once upon a time, BBC Radio 1 (and The 8:15 from Manchester(???)) were involved in a Sega-sponsored charity event which saw teams of celebrities race against each other in boats.

Kim Wilde vs. Betty Boo vs. Sonia vs. Sinitta. DJ Gary Davies (currently of Radio 2's sounds of the 80s fame) hosted.


This event is not documented on the internet. While this might be for the best, it's surprising given that it presumably received both national TV and radio coverage on the UK's state broadcaster.



More fun is to see how their careers turned out. Some are still doing things, but Kim Wilde's life has gone a bit strange:

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On 18 December 2017, Wilde released a Christmas single with Lawnmower Deth titled "F U Kristmas!".[29]

Wilde released her “14th studio album Here Come the Aliens on 16 March 2018.[30] It was inspired by an encounter with a UFO she had in 2009. While sitting in her garden she noticed something odd about the sky. As she beheld, there was a huge bright light behind a cloud. She curiously walked down the grass to track the source of the light and what she noticed was that the light was swiftly moving back and forth. She thought about it every day and it gave her the idea for her new album.


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 08:24 PM

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Anybody ever heard of this one?

There was a Mega Drive TV show in Japan for a short time in 1990 called Hiroko Moriguchi's Mega Kids TV.

It's not clear how many episodes there were. This site talks about the first two:

http://segamania.net...4/bn081001.html

It mostly seems unrelated to the Mega Drive and focuses more on promoting singer Hiroko Moriguchi. The first episode featured some short Darwin 4081 gameplay at the end, and the second episode featured a Phantasy Star 3 skit and music by the SST Band.

Here is a clip from the first episode (nothing related to the MD...):

https://www.youtube....h?v=YjZ9Rv0Qx60

I discovered it from some coverage in Beep! MD: https://retrocdn.net...-05.pdf&page=12

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Found an owl.

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1958.


It's looking like "Service Games, Panama" and "Service Games, Nevada" distributed products on behalf of "Sega" (Nihon Kikai Seizou) during the 1960s.

The Nevada company existed as late as 1966.


So "Service Games" and "Sega" existed independently for a while. And then you wonder why nobody understands this stuff.

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Wow... it's in pristine condition... so a owl as symbol?... excellent finding... is that just a flyer or something bigger?...

Edit: I almost forgot... Bromley and Stewart of "Sega, Panama" and "Sega Tokyo" in London at the ATE 1964...
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I suspect the owl was "borrowed" from Mills... though why Mills had an owl in their logo is anyone's guess.

Slot machines are confusing. I go back to them every 6-12 months and I usually leave confused and exhausted before I've found many answers :v:

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If any of you hadn't already seen the news, the book Console Wars is being adapted into a TV series. I know there's mixed feelings around here on the books' fictionalization of events, but considering the 4 years that have passed since it was published, hopefully they've taken some time to to fact-check and bring in some more factual aspects as opposed to focusing on the drama. Can't help but feel optimistic, whether that's misplaced hope or not.
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No longer a movie I see.

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