1. UltraSUPRA

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    In what universe is the name "Mega Drive" cooler and more appropriate for their at-the-time edgy and over-the-top marketing strategy?
    Mega Drive just sounds like somebody trying to describe the specs of their PC to a baby. The book of Genesis details the creation of the gosh dang universe, in just the first chapter.
     
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    Even though it wasn't the beginning of Sega either, the MK3 or Sega Master System. What kind of name is the Sega Mark 3 or Master System. Master of what?
     
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    The same universe in which PC Engine got renamed 'Turbografx-16'
     
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    Last 12 games announced. from Gamespot: "Among the last 12 titles to be revealed are a couple of surprises, including Tetris and Darius. ... The other games revealed today are Road Rash II, Strider, Virtua Fighter 2, Alisia Dragoon, Columns, Dynamite Headdy, Kid Chameleon, Monster World IV, Light Crusader, and Eternal Champions."

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    Japanese console names are weird, PC Engine? Sega MK 3? Super Famicom?
     
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    PC-98, as a console.
    SG-1000, SG-1000 II, SG-1000 Mk. 3
    Nintendo>Super Nintendo
    Famicom>Super Famicom


    I agree, though. And again, Mega Drive sounds lame.

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    But it was the beginning (and end) of Sega's success in America.
     
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    To each their own, sorry but I personally don't agree with Mega Drive being a weird name. End of discussion.
     
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    Didn't say it was weird. I said it was lame.
     
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    Still don't agree with you on that, I'm done defending my liking the name more than Genesis
     
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    Defending? The only thing you've defended is the fact that you have an opinion, and opinions are considered taboo on the internet.
     
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    You think it is weird ? I think they are great names. Famicom does make sense to me instead of Super Nintendo doesn't make sense to me. Famicom mean Family Computer. Again, perfectly.

    Turbografx-16 sounds lame to me. Pc Engine is perfect. Since this system is Personal Computer and it is an Engine console. Make sense to me too.

    Sega Genesis is the worst one. Genesis is like in bible. It doesn't make any sense to me. I prefer Sega Mega Drive. It does make sense to me. Mega (stylized in uppercase as MEGA) is a cloud storage and file hosting service offered by MegaLimited. Perfect for the video game so they name it Sega Mega Drive. Perfectly! Think about it. :)
     
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    PC Engine was the greatest sounding console name ever if you were a teen in the 80's. Mega drive was also awesome. Nintendo has never been very creative with console names if you think about it.. NES, SNES, N64, (Gamecube was an okay name), Switch.. meh.
     
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    N64 is so weird, but it had a 64-bit MIPS R3400i CPU, so IDK lol
     
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    I understand what you mean. Think about it... Not to me because Japan named it N64 and America/Europe still name it N64 so it does make a sense since it had a 64-bit. :P

    Look at GameCube ? Make sense to me. :P
     
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    Nintendo can get away with console names because nintendo already is a great sounding name plus I luved nintendo 64 name just like the commodore 64 because at the time 64 was associated with the power of the processor
     
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    In America Sega Genesis would of been Sega Mega Drive but someone had copyright to the name so a Sega Genesis is a Sega Mega Drive,it is its original name.Same with the Sega Mega CD/Mega Drive32X they named it Sega CD and 32X in USA cos of the MD name copyright,If no one had copyright to it, it would of been called Sega Mega Drive,thats why Sega Saturn and Sega Dreamcast has not got a different name, Sega made sure before calling them that there was no copyright to the names in other counties.Having a console name differently makes it sound like 2 different consoles when its not,at the end of the day its a Sega Mega Drive... :) by saying the name is lame your saying the original Sega Mega Drive console in Japan is lame when the Sega Genesis would not exist with out the Sega Mega Drive... :)
     
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    Know what is funny about Sega Drive Mini this September ? Thats what I like. They have an Europe art boxes in there but not in Snes Classic Mini version in Europe, they still have America art boxes which is disappointment. :(
     
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    It doesn't make sense. Look at Nintendo GameCube and N64.. No copyright at all. Even Europe used it so America also used it. Nothing to do with a copyright.

    In America, they can called Sega Mega Drive if they want to because in Europe named it Sega Mega Drive just like in Japan. However, Sega of America decided to name it a lame "Sega Genesis". Really stupid name ever due that it is a book of Genesis which is a scripture in the Bible. SMH.

    Nah, America can called it Sega Mega Drive if they really want to but they didn't because maybe they feel that it didn't fit in the description to them or something. We will never know why. To me, Sega Genesis is a lame and really ridiculous name. :creep:
     
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    Some other cool stuff:

    - Darius MD is 32mb ROM and its music has had its production supervised by Zuntata

    - Tetris is a newly developed port of the Sega 16 arcade game

    Coupled with the optimisation Wily Wars has received that's at least three new ROMs which will be begging to be extracted. I just hope they're not somehow tied to custom versions of the emulator and unplayable on real hardware.
     
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    Not even at all. For the N64's case it had to do with the CPU architecture which was 64-bit. Not sure about the Commodore 64 though.
     
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