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Ahead of the curve

We always hear talk of which company is the most innovative when it comes to bringing new ways to play video games. This blog is meant to show that Sega is the most innovative company in the history of gaming.

Full body motion controls
While Nintendo was the first to bring motion gaming with the power glove, it was Sega that brought the first full body motion control device that eventually lead to PSmove and Kinect.

Online gaming
Just about everyone these days has their console connected to the internet and a lot of people credit Microsoft for the internet age of consoles, while Microsoft does deserve credit for making online gaming popular on consoles, Sega created the idea of going online with the advent of Sega.net.

3D gaming
For the past few years Sony has been pushing 3D as a major feature on the PS3, even Microsoft showed signs of interest in it. Back in the late eighties Sega was pushing natural stereoscopic 3D gaming on its Master System.

Digital delivery
These days with PSN, XBL, Steam and many other services that provide game services we have access to thousands of games at our fingertips. Back in 1994 Sega set up its Sega channel were you had unlimited access to fifty games and demos.

Seems like everything we brag about today Sega was doing back in the day.

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omarzy1416d ago (Edited 1416d ago )

Motion Controls was done earlier than the power glove. Le Stick was made for the Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 in 1981.

NES could do online banking and such. XBAND was developed for the SNES and Genesis to do online play. A few Japan only Zelda games used the Satelliview to connect online and display scoreboards , competing with players in a weird way to get prizes, in game references to other players(Demon and Dark souls) The SNES had an online adapter(very rare) that did street fighter 2 turbo traditional online multiplayer(laggy as crap, but it was online multiplayer). This is before the Dreamcast "started" traditional online multiplayer. Japan only features are still relevant.

3D gaming. Not much knowledge of 3D history.

Digital delivery. Yeah, SEGA channel was first. early 1995 is when the SNS/Famicon got demos and stuff from Satelliview.

SEGA did some amazing things, but they are not the original pioneers of gaming.

deno1414d ago

Sega saturn did online gaming before dreamcast.

JellyJelly1416d ago

I remember back in the day when Sega owned the arcades. You went there with your friends to check out the latest piece of future technology that the wizards over at AM1, 2 & 3 had conjured up. Sometimes we didn't even play them, we just stared at them and couldn't believe what we were seeing.

When games like Virtua Fighter, Virtua Cop, Sega Rally and Daytona hit the arcades they where so far ahead of everything else at the time that it was mindblowing. Capcom and the others were still doing their classic 2D games and felt as if they were ten years behind.

It's a shame we don't see the same innovation from them nowadays. They still release some solid titles from time to time but it's not like in the golden days.

TopDudeMan1415d ago

"witch" really? And "comapny"? "these day" how did this get approved?

That aside, if Sega really were so good, their flagship game franchise (Sonic) would not be such a shadow of it's former self. So my argument is that Sega used to be good, but have since fallen from grace.

-Mezzo-1414d ago (Edited 1414d ago )

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TopDudeMan1414d ago

Hey, he changed it because of my corrections so surely my constructive criticism was welcome.

redDevil871415d ago

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TheColbertinator1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

What kind of protection?

Condoms?

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thebudgetgamer1415d ago

I want to chalk this one up to, good idea bad execution.

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