Sega Spotlight for GFN

A look back at Sega.

There are only a few major names in video games that resonate for new and long time gamers alike and Sega is one of those. The Sega we are familiar with made waves with its legacy of home consoles, the first being the SG-1000, but in actuality Sega began as far back as the 1940s. Even with a strong presence in the arcades Sega continued to take on the home console market before shifting away from hardware production at the turn of the century. Continuing to hold their place in the video games industry Sega brings us big titles across many platforms.

In the beginning a few fellas, namely Marty Bromely, Irving Bromberg, and James Humpert, realized that the US military men in Honolulu had an abundance of free time and nothing to do. Out of this situation the three men worked to create coin-operated amusements before moving their operation to Japan naming it Service Games of Japan. Get it? SErvice GAmes of Japan! Ah HA! There’s the humble beginnings of SE-GA! Rosen Enterprises and Service Games merged in 1965 to create create………….

Head on over to GamerFitNation to read my full article.

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About Sharon

Sharon is an artist who freelances in illustration, graphics, and web content. Be sure to follow her on twitter @myasharona and catch her as co-host of podcast The DPOD From The D-Pad.

Posted on April 20, 2011, in Video Games. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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