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12 Days of Sonic Retro Christmas 2011: Day 8

On the eighth day of Christmas, Retro gave to me…

…Sega’s Christmas push of 1990.

I know that I’m a bit late with this, but hey. It’s Christmastime give me some slack. It’s not like I’m charge of Sega of America or anything.

It’s easy to forget, but there was an era of Sega before Sonic the Hedgehog. They were still in the business of making video games, they just didn’t have that killer app yet that would put them over the top. That didn’t mean they weren’t trying, though. As the Good Morning America clip above shows, they were giving it their all. Sure, it wasn’t enough that year, but the next? Oh ma’am.

Either way, it is a nice look into the very early days of the 16-bit console wars. I wonder how merry Tom Kalinske‘s Christmas was that year. After all, he was the president of the Sega Genesis…

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    Interesting…

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    nice 1990 christmas sonic retro special

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    If he was the president of Sega Genesis,…
    …who was the president of Super Nintendo?

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    Shigeru Miyamoto? and why do them 8-year-olds sound smarter than today’s 8-year-old?

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    We all know the story of what happened the following year…… That’s right! Streets of Rag–*gunshot*

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    wow now thats some awesomely seriously lost history there… Nice find!

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    That would be Super Nintendo Chalmers!

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    hey i have a question what is that the spanish translation needed do you need spanish traductors or do you want to translate something

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    I can name a few things SEGA did FIRST!
    1. 16 Bit Gaming (The best gaming when it was 1st released.)
    2. Portable gaming consoles with COLOR AND LIGHT! (Nintendo was stuck with a Pea Green Colored no light GAME BOY until 1998!)
    I’m not saying I don’t like Nintendo, It’s just that it didn’t seem fair that Nintendo was just following in SEGA’s Tracks!

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    This was the world before Sonic…

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    I never knew “Genesis does what Nintendon’t” was a real slogan for the Genesis. The first time I saw that was on a Homebrew emulator for Wii called “Genesis GX”. If you wait long enough, the slogan will come up saying “Genesis Does, What Nintendon’t”, then the ring chime will come up.

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