New SEGA console?

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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.

Link to the article: http://sega-addicts….ic.com/?p=37890

Quote from http://www.superpolypixel.com/rumor-sega-spectrum-next-console-from-sega/

Sources around the net have stated the text above Spectrum logo translates to ”A new world of entertainment.”

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 “Sega Ages” 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 it’s the announcement of a new mobile platform?

There’s even a rumor it’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 I’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 isn’t adding up. I still feel all the other options of what it can be should not warrant such buzz. But then again, maybe that’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.

Thoughts?

I have my doubts, and I’m a SEGA fan. I’ll be the first in line to purchase new SEGA console(s) or hardware but the idea has been tossed, warped and faked more times than I can count.

Let’s not forget the history of mistakes SEGA of America had made in the past.

Plus, why would SEGA make their big hardware come back in the mobile field when current Cellphones and IPads/tablets already meet the current demand. They would be just reinventing the wheel.

Yea I’m very doubtful of a new console, but the mystery and hype for an E3 presentation means it could be anything. And that very true about the mistakes.

Little funny story about an unreleased SEGA console for those interested: http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Sega_Legacy:_The_Unreleased_Console

Would be pretty risky to jump into the console game at this point. Specially being a 4th console. Would definitely be cool to see though. Another option is always nice, as long as it doesnt mean the end of sega.

Would be pretty risky to jump into the console game at this point. Specially being a 4th console. Would definitely be cool to see though. Another option is always nice, as long as it doesnt mean the end of sega.

Yea. Although the Steam Box is also coming out soon, and that is sounding very promising.

SEGA is very poor compared to Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. There’s hardly any chance of it happening.

SEGA is very poor compared to Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. There’s hardly any chance of it happening.

Why do you make such a quick assumption?

Why do you make such a quick assumption?

SEGA is not as renowned as the other three. It is very costly to get into the console industry.

Ouya managed to do it for cheap. Sega is still a pretty renowned name.

Dreamcast was good, the first console that introduced netplay. It’s just too good to be true that they will be entering the industry again with high competitors. If they can bring back the games from 1988 ~ 2004 and mix it with the new technology they have to offer today, I’m sure they will succeed.

Again its just too good to be true.

sega games were nice to play o-o. i think it be intrsting see if they went bk in.

If Sega made a new console, I would purchase it. ^_^

SEGA has the name to hype & sell a new console and compete well. Proper marketing and choosing the right hardware on the other hand would be what would make or break them.

Yes. And that’s exactly why they advertise the new game from their ONLY recognizable (as SEGA) franchise to be EXCLUSIVE to Nintendo Consoles.

You are retarded, completely disconnected from reality or just twelve?

A man can dream

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