Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Sega Genesis own a 16-bit part of Heaven

The Sega Mega Drive is a 16-bit video game console originally released by Sega in Japan in 1988, owing to rather silly Trade Mark dispute, it debuted under the name "Sega Genesis" In North America in 1990.

Faced with stiff opposition from Nintendo, Sega decided to focus on slightly older buyers, with more money in their pockets, who were looking for more "grown-up" titles with mature content and more in-depth game play. To this end Sega released legendary titles such as Altered Beast and the Phantasy Star series.

One of Sega's most famous advertisements in North American media was its slogan

Genesis does what Nintendon't

which showcased the graphics that the Mega Drive/Genesis had against the aging NES.

To grab a piece of video gaming history for your very own some, check out the console above, two controllers and the 14 select titles over on this rather hot Genesis ebay auction. p.s. From what i can tell the blue carpet is not included.

The Gnome and the Elderly Gamer, Bringing you the past ..erm... today (slogan writers required.... )