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Sega exhibits historic video games at GDC 2013 [Video]

A walk down memory lane
Tue Mar 26 2013, 09:10

SAN FRANCISCO: GAMES CONSOLE MAKER Sega has cobbled together a treasure trove of historic console gaming equipment and memorabilia as part of a historic gaming exhibit at Game Developer Conference (GDC) 2013.

Sega has a rich history in console gaming and while the past decade has seen the company fall from its 1990s peak, looking back over the firm's exhibit at GDC 2013 makes for a nostalgic walk down memory lane.

The company brought most of its consoles, though not all variants of some models such as the Master System were on show. Sega also managed to find many working examples, including a Mega Drive - or Genesis as it was known in the US then - with a 32X add-on, and a Saturn.

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Also on show were Sega's developer guides for the Saturn along with VHS tapes for developers to watch. The firm also had developer versions of its Mega Drive and Dreamcast consoles on show, though not operational.

Both Sega and GDC 2013 organisers should be praised for presenting so many devices and allowing conference attendees to handle and play many of the exhibits.

Check back on The INQUIRER later for our video of some retro gaming kit like early 3D glasses and a Sega Saturn training manual. µ

 

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