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  Sega Mega Drive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sega used the name Mega Drive for the Japanese, European, Asian, Australian and Brazilian versions of the console.
The Mega Drive was released in Japan in October 29, 1988 for ¥21,000, almost exactly a year after the first console popularly classed as a 16-bit machine - the NEC PC Engine.
The failures of the Sega CD and 32X, a lack of effective advertising, and disputes between Sega of America and Sega of Japan had taken their toll on the company.
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 Sega Mega-CD - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sega wanted to showcase the power of the Sega CD, and so focused on the "FMV" games rather than importing "extended" games that only expanded ordinary games by taking advantage of the extra storage space of the CD media.
Sega insisted on licensing and producing primarily "full motion video" games similar to earlier laserdisc games, that were universally panned by game reviewers.
Unlike the Mega Drive, which was a very successful console in Europe, only 60,000 of the 70,000 Mega-CD's shipped to Europe were sold by August 1993.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sega_Mega-CD   (1899 words)

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Mega mouse A 3 button mouse was also released this had an extra button but could not be used as a trackball and was only released in America.
Sega TV was only available in a few areas of the U.K that had cable TV although not all areas that had cable were given the option of Sega TV.
The Mega CD 2 was released at the same time as the Megadrive 2 and attached to the side of either version of the Megadrive and had a top loading CD drive.
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 Sega Mega Drive/Genesis Console Information
When the Mega Drive was released on October 29th 1988 (for 21000 Yen) in Japan, it too didn't make any large initial impact, in fact, it made a smaller impact on the video game market than the PC Engine, despite being superior to both Nintendo's dominant Famicom and the PC Engine.
Sega soon announced their initial US release date of 9th January 1989 and emphasized that the Genesis was the first true 16-bit system (PC Engine (or Turbo GrafX 16 as it was called in the US) wasn't).
Sega also released a Mega Drive II/Genesis II console that was smaller than the original and did not include a headphones jack or volume control.
www.consoledatabase.com /consoleinfo/segamegadrive   (1489 words)

 The Sega Mega Drive/Genesis | The best 16-BIT Console
The name Mega Drive was derived from the use of the word mega to denote superiority of the newer games Sega were making compared to their old ones and drive conjured up images of an engine.
This was because the name Mega Drive had already been trademarked by another company and in Hebrew the word genesis meant “in the beginning” which is what exactly were doing with their new console.
Emulation of the Mega Drive has been around for years yet there are always little improvements that programmers are putting into their emulators.
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 The history of the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis series
Along with some minor differences, the major ones are, that the Mega Drive uses a slightly slower variant of the CPU (running at 7,61 MHz instead of 10 MHz), that it carries a cartridge slot instead of an onboard EPROM and that it doesn't have a cabinet screen, but a tv out port, of course.
The future of Sega and the Mega Drive would lead on to a new generation of console gaming, as Sega was already famous for their arcade titles, of which many were to be ported to the Mega Drive, as the first console, being able to bring arcade performance to the home user.
Sega would not aggree, until E.A. adverted, that Sega didn't have much of a choice, since E.A. already disassembled a Mega Drive, having analyzed its technical specifications to be able to manufacture their own unlicensed cartridges.
www.skillreactor.org /tutortxt/megadrv   (6875 words)

 Sega Mega Drive / Genesis (History, Specs, Pictures)
The Mega Drive's only competitor was NEC's Turbografx-16, however, that didn't last for long as Sega managed to get more and more third party software developers to sign up with them and write quality games for the console.
It gave Sega a mascot and an icon to use in its marketing, and also pushed the Mega Drive to its limit by showcasing beautiful graphics and sound coupled with blazing fast gameplay.
Sega developed the Sega Virtual Processor (SVP) with the help of Hitachi in 1994 in answer to the SNES's Super FX chip, allowing games utilizing it to make use of polygons and render graphics in 3D.
www.cyberiapc.com /vgg/sega_md1.htm   (355 words)

 How to program the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive
Sega has a version of the BIOS which will play any system's games, but this is for Game developing and testing.
Sega, Genesis, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Ecco the Dolphin are trademarks of Sega Enterprises, Ltd. Other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.
Sega requires you to sign extensive non-disclosure statements, and you essentially have to be subservient to them forever.
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 Sega Mega-Drive FAQ
The Mega modem was due for release in America under the name "Tele-Genesis Modem".
Sega released their own extension unit colored blue with red sega text printed along the top.
Keyboard and 3.5 in disk drive were cancelled due to the poor performance of the Mega Modem in Japan.
www.digitpress.com /faq/megadrive.htm   (6929 words)

 Sega Mega Drive 6-in-1 Plug 'n' Play
Originally launched by Sega in 1989 UK for £190 (and that only included 1 game!), the Mega Drive was the 16-bit machine designed to take the place of Sega's successful Master System unit.
The Mega Drive caused a real stir in the home console market when it launched as it contained an impressive array of onboard hardware.
Mega Drive was never known for its sound but listening to Sonic 1 is painful.
www.firebox.com /index.html?dir=firebox&action=product&pid=864   (1868 words)

 Sega Megadrive - Review - Sega Mega-Drive II
Sega's Mega-Drive first appeared in the mid-late 1980's and remained highly popular until around 1996.
Sega's first disc based machine was able to play almost photo-realistic video footage, but it simply never got off the ground - the Mega-Drive's potential successor never materialised as a challenger.
On the whole though, Sega's best-selling console ever remains their crowning moment and has gained them a great deal of respect from the fans who bought a Mega-Drive.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /video-game-console/sega-megadrive/419624   (771 words)

 Sega Confirms Mega Drive on Revolution - MegaGames console
Sega announced that they will be providing SEGA titles as part of the Virtual Console system for Nintendo's new generation console Nintendo Revolution.
SEGA's support of the Virtual Console system will introduce more gamers to classic MEGA DRIVE hits and reinvigorate many of our popular brands, said Naoya Tsurumi, Chief Executive Officer, SEGA of America, Inc. and SEGA Europe, Ltd.
With a game library of more than 1,000 titles for the MEGA DRIVE, SEGA is planning to provide a best of selection for gamers, enabling them to relive their favourite titles.
www.megagames.com /news/show.cgi?&idtype=console&database=1030&   (167 words)

 sega genesis mega drive? - Cheap Ass Gamer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The sega genesis has a master system which i believe is the mega drive.
Most of them can also be played on the Sega Game Gear with a Master Gear adapter, although most of the Master System games really worth playing on their merits rather than as historical curiousities have been released for the GBA.
Sega didn't institute region lockout until 1992, and even then it was limited to certain games (I know Golden Axe 3 had it), so aside from PAL/NTSC display issues, you should be able to play the majority of games.
www.cheapassgamer.com /forums/showthread.php?t=9485   (873 words)

 PC Games and video games auctions at Videogames.eBay.com.au, Australia's Online Marketplace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Sega Mega Drive console with 2 controllers complete
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 Sega Mega Drive controller gets modded up - Engadget
Just because NES mods get all the love doesn't mean we don't have a special place in our hearts for hot Sega mod action, and this new Sega controller MP3 player seems to fit the bill nicely.
For extra cred, the hackers not only used a Sega Mega Drive controller (known as the Sega Genesis here in the States, you might have heard of it and its little blue mascot), but managed to toss in some acetate tape as well.
and a mega drive pad can't really fit in the average pocket without buttons being accidentally pressed.
www.engadget.com /2006/09/05/sega-mega-drive-controller-gets-modded-up   (1094 words)

 The Emulator Zone - Sega Genesis(Mega Drive) Emulators
The Sega Genesis was one of the two great 16-bit systems of it's time, the other being the Super Nintendo.
As Sega was not able to obtain the trademark in the US, the unit was called Genesis there.
We should also point out that at some point a Sega Master System converter was released that allowed it's games to be used on the Genesis.
www.emulator-zone.com /doc.php/genesis   (295 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Sega Mega Drive (Plug n Play TV Games): PC & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
This authentic Mega Drive controller connects directly to your TV via AV or SCART, allowing you to play 6 classic Sega Mega Drive games: Sonic the Hedgehog, Golden Axe, Altered Beast, Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, Flicky, and Kid Chameleon.
The game controller is exactly the same as an original Sega Mega Drive controller bar the colour & added menu button, & the battery unit is even shaped like a mini Mega Drive bar the cartridge slot & reset button!
It is not as good as the original Mega Drive, but this doesn't stop the unit from being a worthy buy.
www.amazon.co.uk /Sega-Mega-Drive-Play-Games/dp/B0002E7C96   (392 words)

 SEGA MEGA DRIVE QUESTION!? - AtariAge Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
And i was thinking mega drive was the same thing as sega genesis????
And yes, they're both the same thing, though Sega's probably got regional lock-outs on those systems to prevent foreign gameware from playing on domestic systems and vice versa.
There was also a device called a “Mega Key” or “Mega Adaptor” (or something like that) that would allow you to run foreign titles but I don’t know much about it.
www.atariage.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=21660   (526 words)

 eBay.co.uk - Sega Mega Drive Games, sega mega drive, sega games, sega mega drive console items at low prices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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 eBay Australia - megadrive, mega drive, sega, Sega Mega Drive items at low prices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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 Sega Megadrive Mega Drive Console
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sega mega drive consoles and retro games for sale buy information history and links
The following items are examples of stock / past stock to be put into the shop we have loads of crates of mega drive games to sort and put up ASAP !
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 Retro Cheats Hints Codes Walkthroughs Guides for Sega Genesis and Sega Mega Drive Video Games - Main Menu
Sega Genesis, Sega Megadrive, Mega Drive 2, Nomad Cheats Hints Walkthroughs Guides and more
Sega Genesis and Sega Mega Drive Cheats, Codes, Guides and more
Please note: Genesis is the US name for the console and Mega Drive is the Euro/Jap name.
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 Generator sega mega drive genesis emulator: home page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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 Browse Games: Sega Mega Drive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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 eBay Store - Retro and Random: Sega Mega Drive, Playstation 1, Xbox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
As well as Nintendo Gameboy, Sega Saturn and Dreamcast you will also find some other weird and wonderful items.
Dear Ebayer, I am in the process of changing jobs and moving to the otherside of the country!
SEGA MEGA DRIVE - Complete Working Megadrive Console
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 Wikidpedia - The free online encyclopedia - List of Sega Mega Drive games
This is a list of games for the Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis video game console, organized alphabetically by their English title.
See Lists of video games and computer games for related lists.
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