General Questions and Information Thread

Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by Andlabs, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. biggestsonicfan

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    A tweet and image to add to Big Title's wiki page.
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  2. Black Squirrel

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    The plot thickens:

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    This is Jacky's (from Virtua Fighter) car. Apparently this clip was made to demonstrate Cinepak technology - the full video sees Jacky having a drink before getting into this car, and it was shown to an audience on the 24th March, 1995:

    https://retrocdn.net/index.php?title=File%3ASegaMagazine_UK_18.pdf&page=9

    Stills from this sequence exist in the ever-so-pointless Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Vol.2 Jacky Bryant. The car is also seen in a different FMV for Virtua Fighter 3tb on the Dreamcast, but it's only brief and nobody cares.


    So technically Jacky Bryant has a cameo in Scud Race Plus. Or at least his car does.
     
  3. Pengi

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    Another Sega Press cover (vol 28) posted on Twitter, but it's half obscured: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2aWLkIUkAAFclI.jpg:orig

    https://twitter.com/akamid83/status/1109739819456851970
     
  4. Black Squirrel

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    Another one for our resident SC-3000 fan:

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    "Rusty French / G. Russell Holden Commodore VH - Bathurst 1984"

    bleep bloop SEGA COMPUTORS


    There's some 1:43 scale models floating around.
     
  5. Black Squirrel

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    I think I was having a competition with myself for most obscure Sega coverage:

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    How about Sega's sponsorship of ITV's coverage of UEFA 1992. In magazine form.



    This will get weirder at some point though...

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    Attempting to sort out our Blast processing page with only a vague idea of what I'm talking about. Good job I'm not the only one:

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    https://retrocdn.net/index.php?title=File%3ANintendoPower_US_049.pdf&page=26


    Nintendo Power got into the action back in June 1993, and even sought the help of an independent company to back up their findings:

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    Ooooh the SNES only pulls 10 watts out of the wall - it must be better!
     
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    In Japan, there are books about emulators. Lots of them.
     
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    Not like that


    Today on undocumented Japanese Sega things I don't understand:

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    https://ameblo.jp/sweets-media/entry-12411361861.html


    I got here by searching for Mega Drive Sparkling 1989, on the off-chance that "Sparkling" meant something strange in Japan (and thus might explain "Sparkling Zone"). It doesn't.
     
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    https://twitter.com/YmPXden33UUYCF3/status/1118131540234391553

    Dream Information #0, interior pages. Not the most exciting thing in the world, but always nice to see old promo material.
     
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    That kind of cross-company "collaboration" stuff is common in Japan. Joysound is a karaoke chain, their PR department probably goes around trying to think up new gimmicks to get customers to order drinks. Sega gets free publicity so they agree to it.
     
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    Uno dos tres

    Not quite sure yet why Sega is involved in obscure 90s techno but there you go.
     
  14. Asagoth

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    Sega sponsoring a band?... Maybe?...
     
  15. doc eggfan

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    Did a post on it, if you'd like a little further research

    http://www.thedreamcastjunkyard.co.uk/2019/04/the-dreamcast-cocktail.html

    the ingredients for the mega drive and saturn ones are in the comments

    ...

    which led to digging a bit deeper into the whole "playbit" points thing:

    https://www.segasammy.co.jp/english/media/file/pr/commu/csr_report/3_Special_Feature_2018.pdf

    Looks like some sort of loyalty points program for sega games on mobile phones in Japan

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  16. Black Squirrel

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    Because I'm not entirely sure this has ever been done before,

    through the power of wiki magic, I am able to confirm the existence of over 1000 Japanese Sega-related books. Guide books, art books etc. - supplementary material you have to buy separately. We haven't got placeholder images for all of them, but we're pushing 1000 as I post this.

    That's just Japan. And it doesn't cover multi-platform books.



    To complete Sega Retro, each one will need to be scanned cover to cover. It is unlikely to happen in my lifetime.


    and now, the Super Robot Taisen F collection:

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  17. biggestsonicfan

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    Excuse me but what the fuck?
     
  18. Asagoth

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    Wow!!!... I didn't know these...
     
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  20. Asagoth

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    Thank you very much for sharing them ;) ... I think we don't have these yet ...