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Re: Big Sega Announcement on June 3rd

by Omerta Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:25 pm

stickem wrote:Do people go to arcades anymore over there since this virus thing? I was thinking maybe that had something to do with it. Everybody else is making virus friendly products/services. They might as well cash in as well. Of course I could be way off.


That may not be the only reason for doing it, but it’s probably a bigger one. There’s a bunch of in-demand hardware in centrally located areas that can be accessed remotely, so why not utilize it and cash in?

And to be fair, the huge June 3rd announcement was teased by the Japanese press so a big impact for the west wasn’t guaranteed.
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Re: Big Sega Announcement on June 3rd

by Anapan Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:09 am

I'm kinda excited by the keychain Game Gears. I'm gonna buy a blue one. I need it for my collection of too-small-to-comfortably-play handheld consoles that I keep trying to enjoy.
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Re: Big Sega Announcement on June 3rd

by Reprise Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:13 am

marurun wrote:Their early-mid arcade history was also very important in the US. But really, their US success was a relative flash in the pan for a 60-year old company.


Oh absolutely. I'm not an expert on the arcade scene in the US (and I'm from the UK), but the period when it felt like they were the biggest video games company (at least in the UK) is literally just a few years in the 90s.

Still, I can't help but get nostalgic thinking of Sega in the 90s and even the early 2000s. They're the company that got me into video games. I played and loved most of their consoles growing up. Even though the Sega today is not the same and the industry has moved on, I'd love them to do more with some of their old catalogue and IPs
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Re: Big Sega Announcement on June 3rd

by marurun Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:44 am

Ars Technica has a good article on this "fog gaming" plan. It's not big on details, but it provides some important context as to why Sega may be pushing this.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/06/ ... a-centers/
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Re: Big Sega Announcement on June 3rd

by samsonlonghair Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:41 pm

I gotta admit I'd really like to get a bigger version of the gamegear with all the games. I got big ol' hands though. That micro stuff ain't gonna fit in my fingers.
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Re: Big Sega Announcement on June 3rd

by pook99 Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:11 pm

samsonlonghair wrote:I gotta admit I'd really like to get a bigger version of the gamegear with all the games. I got big ol' hands though. That micro stuff ain't gonna fit in my fingers.


Your best bet is to look into one of those portable emulation machines, they are super convenient, comfortable, have a long battery life, dont actually require batteries, great screens, every modern convenience you would want, and can play basically anything ps1 and backwards.

I recently picked up an rg350 and have been playing a lot of GBA on it, IMO, that is the way to go if you want old school stuff on the go.
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Re: Big Sega Announcement on June 3rd

by prfsnl_gmr Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:47 pm

I LOVE my RG350. It’s such a great little machine.

I’ve been using my Retrode to create a digital copy of my collection and loading my games onto my RG350 as I copy them. (It’s taking a while...I’ve got too many games, I think.) It’s been really awesome having my collection at my fingertips, and I’ve been enjoying my games more than ever.
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Re: Big Sega Announcement on June 3rd

by pook99 Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:31 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:I LOVE my RG350. It’s such a great little machine.

I’ve been using my Retrode to create a digital copy of my collection and loading my games onto my RG350 as I copy them. (It’s taking a while...I’ve got too many games, I think.) It’s been really awesome having my collection at my fingertips, and I’ve been enjoying my games more than ever.


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Re: Big Sega Announcement on June 3rd

by benderx Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:07 am

I know why they are going to milk Game Gear cause Brazil/South America loves the Sega Master System. Also they like to abandon any announcements about mini dreamcast n Saturn on purpose.

Then Nintendo releases Gameboy Color LED edition. Sold out $120 from scalpers

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Re: Big Sega Announcement on June 3rd

by Anapan Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:24 pm

Retro Core just got a GGM and did an unboxing
https://youtu.be/MnSnEpiNRMo
I'm disappointed in the blurry upscale interpolation. Still going to buy one.
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