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Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by Black Squirrel, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. Black Squirrel

    Black Squirrel

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    In different but related news

    Innovation

    This is a company which produced lots and lots of video game accessories in North America, a lot of them are terrible so a good percentage of them have probably been chucked out. What's confusing me right now is that other, unrelated companies appear to have manufacuted stuff extremely similar to Innovation. Usually this means there's a different brand name or two out there all owned by one company. This is the case with Recoton who owned Performance, QJ and InterAct (who owned and GameShark for a bit), - it's all one pointlessly confusing mess.

    Unfortunately, whoever owned Innovation no longer exists, and searching "INNOVATION" on Google won't get you anywhere for obvious reasons. Not only that but their boxes are incredibly vague - I've not found one which lists any sort of company information, just that most products were made in China.

    Anyone got an instruction manual that gives away any clues? Innovation were producing stuff from the NES right through to the GameCube. They even had a license to use Mortal Kombat stuff at one point.
     
  2. Cooljerk

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    I have an innovation joystick for the Sega Genesis. it's actually a controller for the Genesis, SNES, Turbo Grafx 16, and Neo Geo. I have it all boxed up. Would you like pics?

    EDIT: Additionally, Innovation was listed in several magazines at the time, especially Gamepro in their hardware review section. I can check some old gamepros and see if they have info on Innovation as well.
     
  3. Black Squirrel

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    Photos are always welcome, particularly with third party accessories because until I started adding tihs stuff to Sega Retro... nobody was really documenting them, let alone taking photos.



    That goes for any hardware - 95% of the time we need better shots, so if anyone has something Sega-related and a decent camera, contributions are greatly appreciated. A reasonably well lit area with flash turned off should probably get decent enough results.
     
  4. Eric Wright

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    I have a handful of quirky 3rd party pads for the genesis, I'll try to document them at some point