The influence of American action movies in Japan has been huge. Shortly after the success of all the 1980s Hollywood action flicks with dudes like Schwarzenegger, Stallone and Chuck Norris, Japanese gaming created an entire library of different action titles with one common feature: Kill everything on the screen. Oh,…
You may have noticed, but I've got a bit of a thing for the Sega Master System, and in particular its unique brand of documentation and branding. Which lay somewhere between Tron and a tablecloth.
You can love a good old-fashioned video game manual for any number of reasons. It might be enormous, like Falcon 3.0's, or slightly crazy, like Star Wars'. Rarely, though, are they genuinely beautiful.
In fan art, there is a long, proud history of turning video game consoles into female anime characters. This is not fan art.
Chances are the Sega consoles you played, or at least saw growing up, were actually made by Sega. But not everyone was afforded that luxury. In some territories, the hardware had to be manufactured and sold by third-party vendors, resulting in some bizarre systems like this: The Master System Girl.
Nintendo has Mario. Microsoft has Master Chief. And Sega, well, for a long time Sega has had Sonic the Hedgehog as its mascot. Thing is, Sonic is an usurper.
With the PS3 able to play games in 3D and Nintendo about to launch a 3D handheld, it's easy to get carried away with the "latest big thing" in gaming. And forget we had 3D games the 1980s.
A man looking to collect on a debt broke into the house of 60-year-old woman in Brazil's Federal District, holding her hostage for ten hours on the business end of a Sega Light Phaser.