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Official SEGA Arcade Pop-Up Book Now on Kickstarter | Merchandise

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Hot on the heels of Read-Only Memory’s Mega Drive/Genesis and Dreamcast Collected Works books, the company are now running a Kickstarter to fund a pop-up book featuring SEGA arcade cabinets. Called SEGA Arcade: Pop-Up History, this new book promises 5 pop-up cardboard sculptures of famous SEGA arcade games and their cabinets, with additional notes that chart the history of each machine.

The Kickstarter version of the book will feature an exclusive foil, embossed cover that will be replaced with a printed cover design if the book makes it to later editions.

If you’re interested in securing a copy of this rather unique little piece of SEGA merchandise then you can by backing the Kickstarter which will run from now until August 9th 2018. The book is currently scheduled to ship in April 2019.

[Source: SEGA Arcade Pop-Up History Kickstarter]

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Kickstarter Campaign Now Live for Bitmap Books’ SEGA Master System: A Visual Compendium | Merchandise

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Sam Dyer and Bitmap Books have returned to Kickstarter to crowdfund a new visual compendium, but this time around it’s the publisher’s first foray into a SEGA system. Bitmap Books are now seeking funding to help create SEGA Master System: A Visual Compendium. The book will be officially licensed by SEGA.

As with previous books in the series, the SEGA Master System compendium will feature large features and interviews with a range of developers and artists, as well as double-page spreads on specific games with accompanying text.

Bitmap Books are looking to crowdfund £50,000 to create and produce the SEGA Master System compendium, and the Kickstarter campaign will be running until the 31st of July. There are various bonus items you can get in the various Kickstarter tiers, so why not head over the Kickstarter page right now and have a look?

Each physical book also comes with a custom bookmark and a set of anaglyph 3D glasses which can be used in conjunction with certain pages that are printed to make use of the 3D glasses; a nice little nod to the Master System’s own 3-D Glasses.

[Source: SEGA Master System: A Visual Compendium Kickstarter]

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New Additions to Hardware, Merchandise and Select Reviews

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

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Various updates have been made to the hardware section, merchandise sections and some select reviews on the website. Look below for all the new additions and changes on the website:

Behind the Scenes at SEGA added to the SEGA Book Catalogue
– The infra red control pad II entry in the Mega Drive hardware section has received updates with all new images and scans of the box and contents
– The Dreamcast Scart Cable has been added to the SEGA hardware section
– Issue 11 of DC-UK, issue 29 of Nintendo: The Official Magazine, issue 100 of Playstation 2: Official Magazine UK, Issue 17 of SEGA Magazine and issue 1 of SEGA Zone have been added to the magazines section
– The Data Discs vinyl release of the Panzer Dragoon soundtrack has been added to the Music section
– The Data Discs vinyl release of The Revenge of Shinobi soundtrack has been added to the Music section
– The Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice review now features cover artwork, instruction sheet and cartridge scans
– The Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X review now features cover artwork, instruction sheet and cartridge scans
– The 8th generation of SEGA releases has been updated to include every SEGA release from this generation
– You can now navigate our old front page news posts easier by using our new Archive section

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Merchandise: New Books and Magazines Added

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

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We’re back once again with more additions to our merchandise section. We now have a couple of new entries in the Books section and 4 new entries in the Magazines section. Here’s the full list of additions:

– The Official SEGA Mega Drive Power Tips Book added to Books
– The Official SEGA Mega Drive Power Tips Book 2 added to Books
– Dreamcast: The Official Dreamcast Magazine issue 19 added to magazines
– Saturn Power issue 10 added to magazines
– SEGA Saturn Magazine issue 22 added to magazines
– SEGA Zone issue 3 added to magazines

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Merchandise: Updates to the SEGA Book Catalogue

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

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Oh I’m not done with updates to the merchandise section tonight! The SEGA Book Catalogue has received a few additions:

– All 6 UK Adventure Gamebooks have now been added. These are different to the 2 Adventure Game Books that were already listed in that they are actual choose-your-own-adventure novels. Cover scans and inside shots have been added for all of the Gamebooks.
– 2 Michael Teitelbaum Sonic the Hedgehog children’s novels have been added. These are based on the Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM) cartoon and were only published in North America. Cover scans and inside shots have been added for both.
– Sonic the Story has also been added. This is an illustrated version of the UK Sonic backstory that is also detailed in Stay Sonic and carried into publications like Sonic the Comic. A cover scan and an inside shot is also available

All additions also include the name of the author (if credited), the publisher, the publishing date and the ISBN number. Head over to the SEGA Book Catalogue to see the updates!

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Feature: Julian Hazeldine’s Speedrun: The Unauthorised History of Sonic the Hedgehog

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Well isn’t this an interesting little revelation! Julian Hazeldine has produced a book entitled Speedrun: The Unauthorised History of Sonic the Hedgehog. Yes; an actual book! About Sonic!

Reading material about the Sonic franchise is pretty thin when you consider the only other book in this market is Pix’n Love’s The History of Sonic the Hedgehog so we happily welcome some competition. But is the book any good? You can find out in our SEGADriven exclusive review by clicking below.

Click here to go straight to our review of Julian Hazeldine’s Speedrun: The Unauthorised History of Sonic the Hedgehog

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Read-Only Memory Take to Kickstarter for SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis Collected Works Book

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Read-Only Memory (the team behind the Sensible Software 1986–1999 book) have taken to Kickstarter to seek funding for their next book entitled SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works. The hardback, litho printed book features 20 interviews with key SEGA development staff as well as features on many classic games like Streets of Rage, Sonic the Hedgehog and Gunstar Heroes.

A copy of the book will cost you £30 with additional postage costs for those outside the UK. The final product is expected to launch in June 2014. The project as already raised a whopping £17,899 of its £30,000 goal with 27 days left to go.

Click here to be taken straight to the Kickstarter page for SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works.

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Retro Gamer Special Edition “Mega Drive Book” On Sale

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Imagine Publishing have collected a tonne of Retro Gamer articles that focus on the Mega Drive into a special Mega Drive book. The Mega Drive Book is backed with a similarly themed Super NES Book and is priced at £9.99. The book features making of features on select Mega Drive classics, a collector’s guide, a look back at classic Mega Drive titles and a look at what Mega Drive games were given the remake treatment.

You can order The Mega Drive Book from Imagine Publishing’s online store.

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Hardcore Gaming 101’s SEGA Arcade Classics Book Now Available to Buy

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Fancy a bit of SEGA-based reading to accompany you on a long journey? Well Hardcore Gaming 101 have finally released their SEGA Arcade Classics Vol. 1 book which “includes 168 pages of extensive reviews of over seventy classic games originating from the 1980s and 90s arcade scene.”

You can order the book from this link here which includes various shop listings for various countries.

You can see a video preview of the book below:

[Source: SEGANews.net]

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History of Sonic Book Getting a Collector’s Edition Release

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Pix ‘n Love Publishing who are responsible for the History of Sonic book are re-releasing an expanded Collector’s Edition. The Collector’s Edition features:

•A historical collectors book, filled with anecdotes about the development of Sega’s mascot.
•Chronicles all Sonic related games released
•Amazing stories about the characters and their creation.
•300 full colour glossy pages, in a deluxe hard cover.
•Numbered Edition

The book can be pre-order now for £29.99 before P+P. Click here to be taken to the listing on Pix ‘n Love’s website.

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

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