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Ahead of the curve

thebudgetgamer | 1255d ago
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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

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.

omarzy  +   1255d 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.
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deno  +   1253d ago
Sega saturn did online gaming before dreamcast.
JellyJelly  +   1255d 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.
TopDudeMan  +   1254d 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-  +   1253d ago
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TopDudeMan  +   1253d ago
Hey, he changed it because of my corrections so surely my constructive criticism was welcome.
redDevil87  +   1254d ago
Did Colbertinator force you into making this blog Budget?

We can offer you protection.
TheColbertinator  +   1250d ago
What kind of protection?


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thebudgetgamer  +   1254d ago
I want to chalk this one up to, good idea bad execution.
deno  +   1253d ago
I had sega channel back in the day on my genesis,I also had sega net link for my sega saturn. Sega was way ahead of the game. Still play my genesis, saturn and dreamcast.
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caseh  +   1252d ago
Binary Domain was a very interesting game, best single player mode i've played in a long time. Nice engauging story along with both Yakuza 3 and 4. It's because of releases like this that I haven't thrown in the towel on Sega yet.

But seriously, what you have written just seems forced. Sega are ultimately gonna sink, the blue hedgehog is being spanked beyond belief and the better games like Binary Domain and Valkyria Chronicles just don't make the money they deserve.

Sega were great but they've burnt too many bridges along the way. Sad but thats the way it is.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1251d ago
SilentNegotiator  +   1249d ago
And then there is MODERN Sega....
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   1240d ago
I remember playing Sonic late at night when I was supposed to be in bed...

Never got caught cause I used headphones plugged into the jack on the console to keep the sound loud in my ears and not for my parents to bust me staying up late at night haha! it went a long way back then!

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