Post by nocturnal YL on Jun 3, 2020 10:28:30 GMT -5
They should have put all 16 games in the same unit. But I guess the model itself has more commemorative value than the games that run on it. There are better ways to play Game Gear games, so having playable games on these tiny screens is more of a novelty.
The only thing I can think of after seeing it's size in someones hands from the video.
Seriously, couldn't they have made it bigger? It's like there's a 1mm wide gap between the 1 and 2 buttons on the right side, won't it make playing any speed based game tricky to control if your thumbs are basically engulfing the d-pad and buttons?
I just can't understand outside of collectors who this could be for apart from Children and people with small hands? This entire thing seems like a late April Fools joke.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 11, 2020 8:47:25 GMT -5
A remake of Alex Kidd in Miracle World has been announced.
Just recently I was thinking that with all the classic Sega franchise revivals we've gotten from indie developers, isn't it about time someone brought back Alex Kidd? And here we are!
It's interesting how open Sega has been to licensing out their old IP to be revived by small developers. Can't imagine Nintendo ever doing something like this. (Cadence of Hyrule doesn't count since it's not a revival.) Seems to be working out for them, though.
Post by nocturnal YL on Jun 13, 2020 9:16:24 GMT -5
Here's something rather amusing.
In late March, 2019, SEGA Group held SEGA FES 2019, an exhibition where visiors can play their games and other large-format attractions. It just so happened that the closing day was the day before April Fool's, and they disassembled their SEGA logo display and loaded it on a truck to make it read GASE, Japanese for falsehood (in both senses of a joke and a deceptive lie).
Twitter user Shioreet came across the truck and took the photo, and SEGA's account retweeted with the comment "our April Fool's advertising truck went through Akihabara".
Their Twitter account manager was later asked about it. As it turned out, this was not an intentional joke, just that the display and the truck's design means it had to be loaded this way. "You don't see the GASE logo everyday, so we jokingly retweeted this to share with our fans."
Also, SEGA makes this tweet on April Fool's every year, as a literal "GASE neta" (intentional fake information as a joke):
It evokes the image of the SEGA logo sound effect, swapped around.
nocturnal YL: In a way, I'm glad I'm unrelated to those fan communities of the games I play. I just sit back and play games casually, not really caring whatever scandals or elitism or holier-than-thou attitudes going on.
Sept 1, 2020 12:04:16 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I think I need to track down some horribly cursed Pokemon content now after that. You know, since that was such a heavy topic to drop in the middle of a quiet forum.
Sept 1, 2020 12:44:53 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Also, I know YL isn't into speedruns, but he might be interested to know that RPG Limit Break is having a Gust marathon all weekend, including several Atelier games.
Sept 25, 2020 22:01:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Ah… Bad timing. I didn't read this until now, when it's almost over.
Sept 27, 2020 12:59:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, if you're still interested, they'll be uploading the replays to their YouTube channel later this week.
Sept 27, 2020 17:58:41 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I like that Mayles put her back in her kneepads. What's the last game they were in? One of the Kongas? It was a good look for her, albeit very 90's.
Oct 4, 2020 19:37:15 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: The jokes call to me, their siren song a temptation I can hardly bear, yet I must stay my tongue. Confound my dirty sense of humor.
Oct 16, 2020 13:05:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The replies I see to anything Nintendo posts on Twitter are probably an indication as to why they abandoned Miiverse and decided that social media should be someone else's responsibility.
Oct 20, 2020 16:48:02 GMT -5