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SEGA Fish Life and Unreleased Dreamcast Zip Drive Features Added to Hardware Section

Monday, November 11th, 2019

2 new features on some rather obscure Dreamcast hardware have now been added to our hardware section.

To begin with we have a feature on the incredibly rare, Japan-only SEGA Fish Life unit. This piece of hardware was sold to businesses as a way to add a virtual aquarium to their decor.

The other hardware feature we’ve added is on the unreleased Dreamcast Zip Drive peripheral. This peripheral would have connected to a Dreamcast and sat underneath the console and given users access to 100mb zip disks to allow for greater storage space while browsing the internet and downloading additional game content.

Both features contain multiple images of both pieces of hardware.

Original Mega Drive Added to Hardware, Revised Articles and New Photos Added to Mega Drive II and Mega-CD

Sunday, November 10th, 2019

We have some fresh additions and revisions in our hardware section today.

Newly added is an article on the original Mega Drive, which also includes a detailed specification and high quality photographs of the system. Click here to read all about SEGA’s 16 bit wonder and learn about why it was such a massive success for the company.

We also have newly revised articles and photographs for both the Mega Drive II and Mega-CD. We have even photographed a fully boxed Mega Drive II for its entry in our hardware section. Click here to read about the Mega Drive II and click here to read about the Mega-CD. Both articles come complete with detailed specifications on each console as well.

Mega Drive 32X Article Now Updated in Hardware Section

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

We have a brand new article about the Mega Drive 32X available to read in our hardware section. This article comes with a complete specification of the console and high quality photographs of a boxed Mega Drive 32X and Chaotix bundle. These images have been kindly supplied by Adam Tuff of The Sonic Stadium.

Click here to the read the full article on the Mega Drive 32X or alternatively you can click here to browse our hardware section. We hope to add more interesting first party SEGA hardware and peripherals very soon.

Updates to the Hardware Section

Monday, October 29th, 2018

The following updates and additions are now live in our Hardware section:

– New description and images for SG-1000
– New description and images for SG-1000 II
– New description and images for SEGA Mark III
– New description and images for SEGA Master System
SC-3000 added with images
SK-1100 keyboard added with images
SF-7000 added with images
SEGA Pluto added, complete with images of both models

Analogue Inc Announce Mega Sg System, With Support for Mega Drive, Master System and More

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Analogue Inc have announced some new hardware, in the form of the Mega Sg. Essentially a Mega Drive-based successor to their previous Super NT system, the console boasts HD output, and support for Mega Drive and Master System cartridges, as well as supporting both versions the Mega CD add-on. Currently the console doesn’t support 32X titles, but apparently it’s being worked on.

The system uses FPGA for extreme accuracy, as opposed to “bullshit fake “hybrid emulation” (their words!); considering how well the Super NT was received, it’s fairly safe to wager they’re not bluffing. If that wasn’t enough, adaptors are also being produced for the console to enable support for SG-1000, SC-3000, SEGA MyCard, SEGA Mark III, and even Game Gear cartridges! The controllers are being produced by 8BitDo, and seem to take cues from not only the Mega Drive’s own 6 button pad, but the Saturn’s too.

The system is now available for pre-order for $189 (Eurogamer are reporting the UK price as £140), though at the time of writing the site is under heavy traffic. Click here to go to Analogue’s site.

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

More Updates to the Hardware Section

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

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More updates to the hardware section! Look below for a detailed list of what has been added:

Game Gear added
Dreamcast Keyboard added
Dreamcast Microphone added
Dreamcast Controller added
Vibration Pack added
Mega Drive Game Genie added
Mega Drive Region Converter added
PowerBase Mini added
CD BackUp RAM Cart added
SEGA Saturn 3D Control Pad added
SEGA Saturn MK-80313 Control Pad added
Visual Memory Unit added

Updates to the Hardware Section

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

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Our long forgotten hardware section has finally received a raft of updates and we’re hoping to refresh every existing entry ongoing. The section itself has received an overhaul and is hopefully a little easier to navigate. A full list of updates and additions are below:

Master System Control Pad added
Mega Drive Control Pad updated
6 Button Mega Drive Control Pad updated
SEGA MegaFire Control Pad added
Genesis 3 Control Pad added
Arcade Power Stick updated
Arcade Power Stick II added
Asciiware asciiPad SG-6 added
Gamester LMP md-3 added
Triax Turbo Touch 360 added
Saitek MegaPad X added
Beeshu Snapper added

Quite a large number of these controllers were featured in a video we did on Mega Drive controllers so why not check that out when you’re finished exploring the new hardware section?

ASSEMbler User Reveals Rare SEGA Saturn Prototype

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Well how’s this for SEGA news: a user of the ASSEMbler forums known as Super Magnetic has posted photos of an extremely rare SEGA Saturn prototype called the SEGA Pluto.

The SEGA Pluto would have been a SEGA Saturn with a built in Netlink for dial up internet connectivity. I say “would have been” because there is rumored to be only 2 prototypes in existence, this being the 2nd. The final console obviously didn’t go into production.

Check out the photos of the machine below:

[Source: ASSEMblerGames Forums]

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