General Questions and Information Thread

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

  1. cartridgeculture

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    These sets of huge books are kinda gorgeous. I don't know why, but I just like lookin at them. Wish I could read em too.
     
  2. JaxTH

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  3. Black Squirrel

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    I wasn't looking for Sega-related things, when I found a Sega-related thing

    https://archive.org/details/io-198105/page/n142/mode/1up

    April/May-ish 1981, Sega puts out an advertisement in Japan: "Give us game ideas. You might win some money, but ultimately THE GAME IS OURS".


    "TV game" suggests they were thinking about the home market. Two years before the SG-1000 launched.
     
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  4. Ted618

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    This very topic came up just recently in Gaming Alexandria's Discord server - one member there has very kindly been providing translations of articles from Game Machine:

    https://archive.org/details/game-machine-magazine-19820201p/page/n1/mode/1up

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    To sum this up, Sega scammed a 14-year old so that they could make Super Locomotive. They got away with this under the pretences of a game idea competition, where both "winners" didn't even receive the top cash prize and only one of the two ideas was eventually commercialised. Because why bother letting the later creator of Pokemon have his game made?

    https://archive.org/details/game-machine-magazine-19810615p/page/n2/mode/1up

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/onitama/albums/72157649902000395

    I have a feeling this would not fly today
     
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    Not sure if anyone in Sonic Retro is young enough to remember the iDog, but I just found out that Sega (or more accurately, Sega Toys) had something to do with them (with Wikipedia claiming that they invented it). And most importantly, it’s not on Sega Retro.
     

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  6. Black Squirrel

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    It is, but it isn't.

    https://segaretro.org/Sega_Retro:Todo/Toys/Sega_Toys

    Very little of Sega Toys' output is on the main wiki, but there are TODO lists waiting for someone motivated to start writing coverage (hint hint).
     
  7. JaxTH

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    Another one; There is a quest where you have to gather some antiques for a demon and one of them is called a "TV-Game Combination" upon getting it, and when he inspects it it turns out to be a console called a "CX-1000 II", an obvious reference to the SG-1000 II.
     
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    It never ends...

    Anyway, maimai has an anime now. Started airing on the 5th of this month.

    Title, credits for the first episode, and a bonus picture at the end:
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    The name is Irodorimidori (イロドリミドリ) and its description is as follows:
    "At Maigahara Music College Affiliate School Maigahara Senior High (abbreviated as MaiMai) that gathers the most promising musical talents, there's a rumor circulating among students. "If you give an amazing performance at the school festival, you get special extra credit (or so they say)." Serina's grades are not very good, so she immediately believes the rumor and decides to form a band."

    The studio behind it is called Akatsuki and it is of the slice of life/music genre. It is one of those three minute anime, kind of like Go! Go! 575 of years past.

    Two episodes have aired as of this post.
     
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    Credits + picture from episode 2:
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