Muy Interesante #69

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  1. Black Squirrel

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    The things you find accidentally...

    https://retrocdn.net/File:MuyInteresante_ES_069_p1_16-27.pdf


    Here's some generic Sega/Nintendo coverage from popular Spanish interesting things magazine, "Muy Interesante". From April 1993. Not sure if anything being said is of any meaningful use (translate pls) but the photographs are noteworthy... because it shows the inside one of Sega's offices at the time.

    There are Digitzers and models being made of clay.

    And maybe live experiments on Charles Martinet.


    You don't see this very often.
     
  2. biggestsonicfan

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    The cover art for Sonic is literally ripped from the second issue of Archie...

    [​IMG]

    And the Charles Martinet thing:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1t6iNG28zI
     
  3. JaxTH

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    I'm sure the Mario art is from the Nintendo Power Mario comic.
     
  4. Black Squirrel

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    That Sega World still exists:

    https://segaretro.org/Sega_Nobeoka

    It was made more vampire-friendly in the early 2000s.
     
  5. Asagoth

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    Actually is a Chilean magazine (no offense)... and there's some facts in it:

    -That consoles before the 90s in Chile were practically non existent

    -The first consoles reaching Chile were brougth by Chilean immigrants which arrived to its country with consoles acquired abroad, in Europe or USA as gifts for its children, which at some extent, attracted some companies interested in this new business (what became known as the "Tourism Effect'')... Companies like ''Remus'' (''Repuestos Musalem'', owned by a Chilean family known as Musalem Yunis) and ''H. Briones y Cia'' (owned by Hernán Briones, which was President of the ''SOFOFA- Sociedad de Fomento Fabril'' / SOFOFA- Industrial Development Society) began to distribute Nintendo consoles and videogames...

    The article also tell us about the Sega representative ( and also Akai representative) in Chile, a guy called Ludwig Carl Kommer Bruger ( the guy behind Redi Ltda., which acording to its Linkedin profile was a CEO there for 15 years, from 1990 to 2005... he is currently a Senior Advisery Consultant at ''Beckett Bancorp Inc.'' in Toronto, Canada, providing consulting services through its firm ''Coandes S.p.A'' ) and about a 2000m2 Sega arcade venue called ''Miniland" that would be opened, in middle April 1993, in the ''Plaza Vespucio de la Florida Shopping Center'' , in Santiago, Capital of Chile...

    that's what we can consider relevant in that article...
     
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    In this regard, and as a Chilean (what is the offense?) I can say by the time the Mega Drive arrived to my country, the favorite consoles were the Atari consoles and the NES. By the time I played Sonic 1, I was playing Super Mario Bros. 1 and 3, and the technological difference was overwhelming to me. I played GHZ 1 and the Special Stage (at the age of 7 or 8 years old) and I absolutely fell in love with Sonic stunning graphics, mechanics, and really the whole game. I think this was important when my father bought me a second-hand Sega Genesis II console, because, in spite my friends have SNES, having a SG was great and very fun. And I also think why I showed Sonic to my son first, and only recently I presented Super Mario World to him. Guess which game my son likes more, and in which he plays better.
     
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    I know this is an old post, but since the thread was just bumped...


    I'm pretty sure it's a Spanish magazine like Black Squirrel said, as supported by the English and Spanish Wikipedia articles on it, and its official site's URL (www.muyinteresante.es).
     
  8. CSketch

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    Well, from a quick read, it sure is making itself LOOK like a Chilean magazine; constantly referring to Chile and using it as a comparison for videogames in Japan; the "Tourism Effect" in Chile and how it created a boom of videogames there; mentioning Super Mario Bros. is a gaming icon in Chile. (Native language is spanish). However, it does mention "Sega of Spain about to sell one million units", so maybe it's a cross-country thing? I'm kinda skimming over the little text right now; will give it a more in-depth look later; but so far I'm not seeing anything particularly interesting apart from some few interesting cultural tidbits about videogames in Chile.
     
  9. Blue Spikeball

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    Indeed it was. It was also published across Latin America, as stated on Wikipedia. It probably has (or had) a separate edition for each country.
     
  10. Hivebrain

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    The price on the cover is $990, which is about right for Chilean pesos ($). The currency for Spain was pesetas (Ptas). The content could be reprinted from Spain of course.
     
  11. Asagoth

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    As Black Squirrel said it was a Spanish mag... when I replied to him... I said "no offense" ... for correcting him... after all... we should respect each other don't we?

    Sorry for the late reply guys... yes ... is the Chilean version of the magazine... thanks to Black Squirrel who found this mag some time ago we ("we" the "Retro" community... not just me... or wikisysop: Black Squirrel, or User: Lukdriver14 ... our best Polish researcher... do you guys know him? He's giving us a lesson about the history of Sega in Eastern Europe)... were able to clarify some things about the History of Sega in Chile... lets say that we already extracted almost all the "juice in that orange"... Spanish is basically my second Language...
     
  12. ICEknight

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    That's definitely Chilean, not Spanish.
     
  13. Blue Spikeball

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    Like I said, country-specific editions.

    No need to apologize, the replies to your post were posted just yesterday. The thread had just been bumped.
     
  14. JamesRock7

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    Of course //forums.sonicretro.org/public/style_emoticons/default/thumbsup.png