Leviathyn.com | Every console release since Sega decided to take on Nintendo in an epic showdown of 16-bit kings. It didn’t matter what kind of crap companies came up with (cough, cough Blast Processing?) because when it came down to it the games were what mattered. You could argue that since Microsoft came into the mix, the gaming console race has been all about marketing and one upsmanship. Before then, the only company that got nasty was Sega when it was doing all it could to save its hardware business. It was a haven for games and gamers. You didn’t hear “oh you have a Genesis? That sucks, I got a SNES.” No, you heard, “Oh cool, Genesis! I got a SNES but now I can enjoy these games!” What a wonderful time.