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More Sega Channel prototypes dumped. Even earlier ones.

#211 User is offline Black Squirrel 

Posted 07 January 2016 - 03:57 PM

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1994-12-12 - the official US launch. Mario Lemieux apparently turned up.

But I'm out of the loop - did we spot this one?
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Posted 04 February 2016 - 04:52 PM

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This keeps turning up - I shouldn't ignore it

http://segaretro.org...EO_GAME_CHANNEL

http://retrocdn.net/...066.pdf&page=68

There was an attempt to stick some sort of 3D Virtual Reality technology thing onto the Sega Channel in the US. I don't think it amounted to anything, but I might be wrong?

#213 User is offline JennyTablina 

Posted 05 February 2016 - 02:35 AM

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This is just a bit of info I remember. Sadly I can't find a lot of proof to back me up but eh.

In about 1995-1998 Thurrock Lakeside had a Kids Playarea (called Action Stations) open that had typical ballpit stuff but also high-tech offerings. I remember getting to go once and most of the consoles available at the time were Sega Mega Drives in demo booths that had Sega Channel cartridges. In fact as I recall they only had sega systems so I think it was a deal they had with the playarea company. Recall the systems running Sonic 2 at the time.

I lived in Essex then, but I can't say I ever heard of anyone in my area actually having Sega Channel outside this one instance. Generally I think the UK service had nowhere near the level of use the US one seems to have had.


Also not sure if anyone saw this Chris Bergstresser interview but seems to indicate some move was being made to take Channel beyond MD/Gen but ultimately nixed by company. But I'm not sure how that would have worked for Saturn and PC.
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#214 User is offline Pirate Dragon 

Posted 07 September 2016 - 11:05 AM

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Kiosk; Wolcott , New York. October 13th, 1995. Looks to be playing Earthworm Jim 2, which was a Test Drive that month.

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#215 User is offline Pirate Dragon 

Posted 08 September 2016 - 02:01 AM

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Looks like a Japanese schedule for September-November 1996 in a link previously posted.

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Which shows that it lasted through most of 1996 at least. A full set of these would be amazing, but I'm guessing that they're ultra rare.

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 01:08 PM

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TLC

"Don't go chasing waterfalls, please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to"

"I don't want no scrub"

etc.


Forgettable 90s girl group. One of them is dead now. Anyway in 1995 they did a wishy-washy public service tour called "Believe in yourself" and it was sponsored by Sega Channel:

http://retrocdn.net/..._15.pdf&page=26

Would anyone like the pleasure of finding more info? Apparently their music was due to be incorporated into the service


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