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Celebrating the Sega Genesis As It Turns 25 Years Old

The Genesis, true to its name, was the dawn of a new era, not only of graphics and sound, but of the kind of attitude and maturity we see in games today. Without Genesis, the home video game console industry might not have grown up as fast as it did. All gamers owe thanks to Genesis for the influence it cast over the future of the entire gaming industry.

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darthv72713d ago

It truly is one of the greatest consoles in gaming history with two of the best slogans ever coined.

"Welcome to the Next Level" and "Genesis does what Nintendon't"

ErcsYou712d ago

Say it. Say it!.... SEGA!!!!!!!

ps4fanboy712d ago (Edited 712d ago )

Seeeegaaaaaaa (say gahhhhh)

3-4-5712d ago

I loved the difference in sound/music bewtween the Sega Genesis & the SNES. Sega had a more Bubbly Tinny metallic sound to it, but it was very 80's/90's.

SNES had a more sampled instrument sound, but slightly more clean.

So many exclusives for the Genesis, even some of the bad games were still fun to play.

Cobra951712d ago (Edited 712d ago )

The sound hardware in the Genesis was quite a bit more primitive than the SNES's, but it was also more punchy, because the SNES sound had to be filtered to be bejesus to accommodate the low-res samples. (The Genny's Yamaha chip did mostly straight synthesizing. There was only one *lousy* PCM channel available in the hardware.) Geniuses like Yuzo Koshiro were able to use it to great advantage.

miyamoto712d ago (Edited 712d ago )

I 100% agree with you on this, darthv72.
So glad you appreciate true greatness.

My Sega Genesis still works up to this very day. And it says there "High Definition Graphics" HD Graphics predating the PS3 and Xbox 360.

JeffGUNZ713d ago

John Montana Football = best game ever. Loved getting the kick offs and running right along the sidelines and the computer couldn't touch you. I used to just run laps around the field!

http://static.gamespot.com/...

kalkano712d ago

"I used to just run laps around the field!"

Haha! Me and my brother used to do that, too. We'd just see how long we could keep going.

hduce713d ago

The Genesis is turning 25 years old? DAMN I'm getting old.

darthv72713d ago

What's funny and sad is this poll from gamefaqs. almost as many who never owned a sega system as there are who only owned the genesis.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/pol...

SlyGuy713d ago

Ahhh, the days of Genesis vs SNES fanboys. Hard to imagine that was 25 years ago...damn!

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