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.
Shrikeswind: Wait what am I celebrating about the excuse is that I had COVID for basically all of November. Wear your masks kids.
Dec 9, 2021 5:15:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Anyways I'm back and I'm gonna get started on the Christmas thread soon. Any suggestions for this year?
Dec 9, 2021 5:16:22 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Can't be an advent calendar of any sort, considering how late I am.
Dec 9, 2021 5:17:35 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Yikes! Sorry to hear you had COVID, Shrikes. Hope you're doing better.
Dec 9, 2021 9:39:56 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Nice to see you here Shrikes, and sorry to hear about you having COVID-19. Speaking of Christmas, the holiday mood seems to be a bit better where I work compared to the last few years.
Dec 9, 2021 12:33:39 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Still coughing my lungs up, but yeah, doing a lot better now that it's past tense.
Dec 9, 2021 12:36:32 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Thread should be up tonight. I need to leave for an interview in a little over an hour and I hadn't even slept last night.
Dec 9, 2021 12:39:06 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Sidebar, I never thought I'd see the day where staying up to ungodly hours was a sign of health. Covid be wild.
Dec 9, 2021 12:40:10 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Remember NinDB Top 25? My list would have been slightly different now, even if I keep the series composition: (24) Ys VIII → (18) Ys Origin; (9) Atelier Totori DX → (8) Atelier Firis DX.
Dec 17, 2021 14:08:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've got ideas for some posts I want to make. Now if only I could make time to actually write them...
Dec 21, 2021 9:33:15 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Finally finished this year's Christmas thread. Hoo boy has this been a stressful month. Sorry for the delay. And for that matter, sorry for any dead links in the playlists. No time to actually fix it, I need to get to bed.
Dec 24, 2021 22:36:11 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I'll see you guys later. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Dec 24, 2021 22:36:52 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year! ^_^
Dec 25, 2021 10:21:25 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It's new year in my time zone. Happy new year!
Dec 31, 2021 11:00:00 GMT -5
Spud: Happy New Year!
Dec 31, 2021 18:03:33 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Happy New Year everyone! Technically it's still 2021 for me, but it won't be in 7 minutes.
Dec 31, 2021 23:53:21 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Finally finished Metroid Dread. It's an alright game.
Jan 2, 2022 16:34:05 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Random trivia time: in Super Mario Galaxy 1, it's possible to swim in lava. The reason is that the overlapping water allows the Ice Flower to make platforms. www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUmJLqo8kWg
Jan 11, 2022 9:32:18 GMT -5