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Re: SEGA Thread (Game Gear Micro announced)

Post by Manoel » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:13 pm

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4 games per colour. There's a screen magnifier.

WTF, 4 games each? What a rip off!
The blue one is the best.

This thing will sell like hotcakes, due to the keychain size.

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Re: SEGA Thread (Game Gear Micro announced)

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:27 pm

melancholy wrote:
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WTF, 4 games each? What a rip off!
It's bizarre. The screen is way too small and they come with a stupidly low amount of games.

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Re: SEGA Thread (Game Gear Micro announced)

Post by pixel » Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:26 am

Miniature Game Gears? Distributed gaming platform focused on the arcade!? Those madlads at Sega are back!

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Post by Manoel » Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:36 am

Arcades certainly needs a reinvention. I'm not sure of anything that would work, though.

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Re: SEGA Thread (Game Gear Micro announced)

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:00 am

Sega Gets its Own Delicious Sake to Celebrate 60th Anniversary; Yakuza Version Also Announced

Few things say that you’re serious about celebrating something in Japan more than getting a special edition sake bottle. That’s exactly what Sega is doing.

Today the long-running game company is celebrating its 60th anniversary (it was founded on June 3, 1960) so the release of a dedicated alcoholic treat is rather appropriate.

The drink comes in a special metallic blue bottle with the “Go Sega” 60th-anniversary logo. It’s manufactured by Hiroshima-based Sempuku Brewery Miyakehonten as part of its “Game Legends” series.

The release date is appropriately today and the collaboration will be celebrated at the Tokyo Sake Festival 2020 on August 11. Each bottle will cost 3,000 yen, which translates approximately into $28.

On top of the Sega-branded Sake, we also get a version dedicated to the Yakuza series with three different bottles featuring Kazuma Kiryu, Goro Majoma, and Yakuza: Like a Dragon hero Ichiban Kasuga.

These will also cost 3,000 yen each and will be released on July 7.

If you want to see what the snazzy bottles look like, you can check out the gallery below.

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Earlier today, Sega announced the Game Gear Micro and a new episode of its “Sega Shiro” series of trailers, featuring the return of fan-favorite character Segata Sanshiro, who unfortunately did not stick around long.

The company also released a new mission statement video promising surprise and innovate, while President Haruki Satomi vowed to drive the publisher into a more “mischievous” direction.

Source: Twinfinite

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Re: SEGA Thread (Game Gear Micro announced)

Post by pixel » Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:56 am

Manoel wrote:
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Arcades certainly needs a reinvention. I'm not sure of anything that would work, though.
It would be nice. I think Sega's plan will work in Japan because of the dense population, but it probably wouldn't be successful in other countries :ocry:

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Re: SEGA Thread (Game Gear Micro announced)

Post by Hawq » Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:15 am

having seen info on this thing I can only conclude someone at Sega is a greedy fu**er & they need Segata Sanshiro back to slap some sense back into them

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Re: SEGA Thread (Game Gear Micro announced)

Post by ian » Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:40 am

At least the mini gg is better than another Altered Beast. But not by much.

Too small to be any use, and 4 games?

Why didn’t they keep the game gear the same size, and focus on making battery life more than 10 minutes?
Hank Azaria not playing Apu on the Simpsons will make the role as irrelevant as the Simpsons has been as a series since 1999!

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Re: SEGA Thread (Game Gear Micro announced)

Post by pixel » Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:56 am

ian wrote:
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Why didn’t they keep the game gear the same size, and focus on making battery life more than 10 minutes?
With today's battery tech, it'd be a portable generator :olol: But agreed, I used to go from outlet to outlet playing my Game Gear. I'd buy any (normal sized) retro handheld rereleases.

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Re: SEGA Thread (Game Gear Micro announced)

Post by ian » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:10 am

Even same height and width but make it a little slimmer would have been great.

It’s this Kind of BATSHIT CRAZY, reckless and pointless products that make me love Sega.
You want something good??? We hear you, HAVE A 32x AND A SEGA CD!
See that Dreamcast, wouldn’t it be great to have a set of maracas and a karaoke machine?
YOU GOT IT!
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Re: SEGA Thread (Game Gear Micro announced)

Post by ian » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:14 am

WAIT!!!

I’ve had an even better idea...

A normal sized game gear, but it doubles as a power bank with USB ports to charge other devices!

Give me one of those sega, and I’m on board!
Because the original game gear is the perfect size to be a powerbank, so it could be all battery and the actual game gear circuitry would be tiny, we know it can be done!
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Re: SEGA Thread (Game Gear Micro announced)

Post by Stormwatch » Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:49 pm

The Japanese love that sort of mini-retro-replicas. If they got bad feedback from the west, they're probably puzzled that we feel disappointed by something that was never meant to be more than a novelty toy.
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Re: SEGA Thread (Game Gear Micro announced)

Post by Calavera » Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:51 pm

A functional system that is far to small to really be used. What is the point? The only people who will really buy these are "collectors" who have to buy every new piece of crap that they will never use. The price is 4,950 yen so about $45 USD. No way they are worth that. I might buy one for $10 but $20 maybe $25 should be the absolute max price for these. So for just under $200 USD you can have the whole set with adds up to a whopping 16 games! Sit them on your shelf still in the box and never play them!

I find it pretty lame that the only classic systems they ever release are ones that have been emulated on the PC since the 90s. Give us something impressive like a Saturn or Dreamcast classic now that would be awesome. Aren't people tired of the 8 and 16-bit systems by now? They have been milking the nostalgia of those systems for longer than the damn things were even relevant! Retro gaming channels on youtube have been talking about the NES for almost 15 years now! Enough of that shit.
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Post by Calavera » Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:45 pm

That giant one probably gets better batter life than the original!
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That giant one probably gets better batter life than the original!
Looks normal to me :dontknow"

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Re: SEGA Thread (Alex Kidd is back!)

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:45 pm



Oh yeah! :cow:

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Re: SEGA Thread (Alex Kidd is back!)

Post by ian » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:02 pm

Yes!! Alex THE kid!!!

Although I must say, that music sucked ass.
I hope there’s an option for retro music and modern graphics.

Because I’d like it to look pretty, but not sound as shit as that video did.
Hank Azaria not playing Apu on the Simpsons will make the role as irrelevant as the Simpsons has been as a series since 1999!

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Re: SEGA Thread (Alex Kidd is back!)

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:16 pm

You can probably switch it like you can in The Dragon's Trap remaster.


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Re: SEGA Thread (Alex Kidd is back!)

Post by Skynet » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:35 pm

ian wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:02 pm
Yes!! Alex THE kid!!!

Although I must say, that music sucked ass.
I hope there’s an option for retro music and modern graphics.

Because I’d like it to look pretty, but not sound as shit as that video did.
Wonderboy had that, you could choose graphics and sound, so I hope this company did the same thing.

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