Is Sega about to blow our minds at this up coming E3 in June? Are they about to bring new life to a video game industry that desperately needs something new and innovative? According to a few rumors that have been circulating around the web recently, it seems as if Sega is about to jump back into the ring and contend yet again with another console.
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Sources around the net have stated the text above Spectrum logo translates to â€A new world of entertainment.â€
Members of the NeoGAF forums are pretty much speculating everything from a brand new console to simply a new digital distribution platform, similar to the â€œSega Agesâ€ moniker used for their digitized vintage games platform. It could also be the announcement of a new arcade board, similar to their Naomi, Lindbergh or Ring-edge boards.
If that is the case then why be cryptic? Why announce it at E3? Maybe itâ€s the announcement of a new mobile platform?
Thereâ€s even a rumor itâ€s a tablet complete with rumored specs over at Model 4.
Sega Spectrum rumored specs:
Hex Core Z80.c1
4096bytes system RAM
PowerVR tessellation/ray-tracing/physics SoC w/ 16mb Compact Flash RAM (codename: Speccy)
YAMAHA 8channel DSP
2X Tape Loader w/ 2s buffer (proprietary)
Dual Sega Activator 2.1 Control built-in
(though Iâ€m pretty sure these tablet specs are just a mean joke… 4K of ram? hint the :dual Sega activator 2.1 control gives it away)
None of these seem really worthy of such buzz or a huge E3 announcement. Even others on the forums have pointed out that the SEGA logo in the image is indeed Sega of America and not Sega of Japan, suggesting something isnâ€t adding up. I still feel all the other options of what it can be should not warrant such buzz. But then again, maybe thatâ€s just bias and wishful thinking. I have been an avid Sega fan since the master system. While I did get burnt out on their endless add-ons, I fell in love with the Dreamcast, The games were almost always sharp and crisp and running at 60fps. I still remember playing Soul Calibur on my Dreamcast using a VGA adapter. My god, it was eye tearing beauty unseen from any other system of that time. So if this means what I hopefully think it means, I welcome them back with open arms, warts and all.