Interview

Interview: Dream IDE Reborn – giving dead Dreamcasts new life

It’s crazy to think about, but have you ever thought about the fact that consoles like the SEGA Saturn or the SEGA CD are already more than 20 years old? The Dreamcast is almost there, too. While many of these consoles have held up really well, many owners are now realizing they have a common problem – the all have CD drives. …

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Interview: Alexandre Pagano, a Tectoy designer in the ’90s

With the launch of new Tectoy’s Mega Drive approaching and the celebration of 30 years of partnership with SEGA, we decided to go deeper in the Tectoy history and talk with some of the company’s great people and developers. To start this series, today we are interviewing one of the main figures behind the success of Tectoy in the ’90s: Alexandre Pagano. …

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Preview: A Conversation with Greg Johnson by Blake J. Harris

[Editor’s note: This interview was first published inMega Visions Issue #1, which was published on Nov. 15, 2016. To read the full interview, you can purchase the issue by navigating to www.megavisionsmag.com or by clicking one of the app store links at the bottom of this article.] By Blake J. Harris ToeJam & Earl, SEGA’s beloved 1991 Genesis game, garnered a cult …

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SEGA once refused TecToy’s monochromatic portable device

Released in 1990 in Japan and in 1991 in the U.S., the Game Gear was very superior from a technical standpoint compared to the Game Boy. Containing a full-color screen with a landscape format and a unique library, it’s widely considered one of the best, albeit flawed, portable systems of our time. However, the Game Gear had some problems, like short battery …

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When SEGA songs meet Metal: Interview with MegaDriver

Imagine yourself in a Heavy Metal concert with thousands of people banging their heads; The music is amazing and you feel like you’re in another dimension. Then you realize this is not Metallica, Iron Maiden or Black Sabbath, but MegaDriver playing SEGA songs in heavy metal versions. MegaDriver is one of the most famous bands that play video game music, …

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Interview: Daniel Ibbertson (Slope’s Game Room)

If you haven’t subscribed to Daniel Ibbertson’s YouTube channel “Slope’s Game Room,” you should really give it a shot, as he often presents “the complete history” of video games, spanning all kinds of generations. I first came across his work when I saw his “Complete History of Streets of Rage” video, and I instantly became a subscriber. In this interview, we …

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Sonic Jump is coming to SEGA Saturn (Exclusive interview)

When we talk about new games for SEGA consoles, everyone always think about Dreamcast or Genesis, but how about Saturn? How about a new Sonic game for the Saturn? No, you didn’t read it wrong. One guy is creating Sonic Jump for Sega Saturn, but this is not a new project. If you look on internet you can find that …

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Interview: LizardCube on Wonder Boy: Dragon’s Trap

The Wonder Boy: Dragon’s Trap announcement really came to a surprise to many in the video game industry. For one, we already were excited for the upcoming Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom from Game Atelier, and the thought of having two Wonder Boy-related games was almost too much to believe. But here we are, and now that we’ve had …

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SEGA Nerds Spotlight: Emilie Bendix Engmann

In an industry that is surrounded by it, animation is certainly a field that demands patience and attention to detail. Emilie Engmann has decided to pursue her passion for animation, character design, and storytelling into a career. Each of Emilie’s projects (like the video above) were created out of love and dedication to the craft, and she has taken the next step …

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