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    When June 3rd rolls around this year, SEGA will turn 60 years old. To prepare for the celebration of this anniversary, SEGA has introduced a new webpage called Go SEGA that features an interactive timeline, a message from the company's chairman, and a video starring "Sega Shiro". Sega Shiro is a reference to quirky retro SEGA commercials that featured Segata Sanshiro. Amusingly, Shiro is played by the son of the actor who portrayed Segata Sanshiro, tying together the 90s throwback. Though currently unsubtitled, you can view the video on SEGA's official YouTube channel.


    The message from SEGA's chairman also mentions that the company has "special contents" planned for reveal this year. We already know that SEGA has promised monthly Sonic news reveals, so we'll also hopefully see some new announcements regarding other SEGA IP's.

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  3. Nobody_Important4u

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    Alright, this gonna be a fun year!
     
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    That video is the closest thing to a live action 90s anime I've ever seen. Loved every second of it!
     
  5. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser
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    Anyone 60 or over here and can prove it I think the staff here should giv them a free sega game of ther choice :D
     
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    Just to clear things up some... SEGA has NOT been in the (video) gaming industry since 1960. And in 69' they were sold
    to an entirely other entity.

    The first console ever made by coleco didn't come out until 1972. till this point they made regular old school coin slot machines (for gambling) like the ones you see in vegas, atlantic city...etc

    their first actual video game was pong-tron in 1973, but they really didn't come into their own as a video game company until the late 70's with the video arcade boom.

    So while SEGA is 60yrs old, their "video game" existence is really only about 47, not 60. And by celebrating 60yrs now, they can celebrate their 50 years in "video gaming" 3 yrs from now. Great marketing!
     
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    Is that a Saturn in the GO pic? Are they actually acknowledging its existence?
     
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    No better time than an anniversary to acknowledge your blunders!
     
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    It is indeed! If you go to their home page, they cycle through various images, including an After Burner arcade cabinet, Valkyria Chronicles, Persona, Sonic, the Dreamcast, Crazy Taxi, anything they've had a hand in. They also show an SG 1000, and I feel less people know about that one than the Saturn lol.
     
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    Surprised Sega is still a thing... they had so many opportunities to work with other groups but they failed to do that and also bad management led to their demise.

    I am thankful for the Sonic and Yakuza series
     
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    Fantastically, no Sonic.
     
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    Sonic is not big on Japan. But there they loved the Saturn.

     
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    "special contents" - Dreamcast 2 ? <3
     
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    A dream come true, honestly
     
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    Maito Fujioka does remind me of Hiroshi Fujioka a little, but back when Hiroshi portrayed Kamen Rider, rather than when he portrayed Segata Sanshiro.
    I'd love to see more Sega Shiro stuff from now on! maybe put him in commercials of SEGA games that come out soon..
     
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    If it happened .. I will not buy PS5 :)
     
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    Sega will announce the next F-Zero entry tomorrow at the Nintendo Direct
     
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    They need to do a parody of Rider #1.
     
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    And continue to ignore the Dreamcast and Saturn ever existed!
     
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    This is what you call a celebration!
     
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