Category Archives: Sega history

Book Review – Service Games: The Rise and Fall of SEGA

Service Games, written by Sam Pettus, bills itself as “the complete history of Sega.” In a sense, this statement is not a fabrication- the book does offer a chronological history of the company. But the book is so full of … Continue reading

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You Really Ought to Buy Hardcore Gaming 101’s SEGA ARCADE CLASSICS Book

If you are at all interested in strange/great/obscure/interesting games, you probably read Hardcore Gaming 101 on a fairly regular basis. Well, the folks behind that indispensable resource have released their second book (the first was a guide to classic adventure games), and … Continue reading

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Informative/Weird Hidden Message in Sega Smash Pack Volume 1

The worst present I ever gave someone was this collection. In my defense, I didn’t know about the now-infamous terrible sound, and got it for my Dreamcast brother-in-arms Chris when it was released as a belated birthday gift. He was … Continue reading

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New GameSpite Journal is ALL SEGA’s editor-in-chief/Retronauts founder Jeremy Parish is a busy dude. In addition to revamping 1up into a home for some of the best features in modern game journalism, he also runs (formerly Toasty Frog, GameSpite), which offers even more critical … Continue reading

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Scholarly article on Sega’s sponsorship of Arsenal F.C.

Ever wonder how and why the Sega sponsorship of Premier League football club Arsenal came into being? Well, a 2001 case study by a gentleman named Phillip Rosson, a professor of marketing and international business at Dalhousie University in Nova … Continue reading

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