Mr. Sexy Hat Posted February 15, 2010 Share Posted February 15, 2010 Sega has just launched and new games on demand service called PlaySega. Basically you can play perfect emulations of you beloved Mega Drive/Genesis games plus a varity of puzzle, card/casino, quiz, sport and arcade games. Of course you have to pay to play with prices starting at $5.95 USD for one month to $34.95 USD for 12 months. To entice new people to join, Sega is giving a free limited edition PlaySega USB controller to those who sign up to the 3,6 and 12 month plans. (you get free postage is you sign up for 12 months) You can join for free but of course you can't play Mega Drive games which is dissapointing. Some might say this just another attempt from Sega to milk its old franchises and try to make us forget that its been 15 years since they took a dive into obscurity. But having an entire Mega Drive catalogue at your fingertips is only a good thing right? The service is only in its beta stages at the moment but if things take off we could be seeing Master System, Mega CD, Game Gear, 32X, Saturn and Dreamcast games accessable from where ever you can get an internet connection. Hell they might even finish off Sonic Extreme! I can only hope. Another interesting thing is that there is a Sonic 1 level editor, I don't think I have to explain that one. I spent 3 hours last night trying to build the Awesome Zone right now its still leaning towards Fail Zone but its getting there. You can also upload your levels for others to play. So hopefully Sega decides to make level editors for all of its games on the service. The fact in a few months time I could be making my own levels for Streets of Rage 2 just has me jizzing my pants. So if Sega gets thier shit together and makes this worth the money you pay for, PlaySega could be the salvation they have been looking for. Web Sites, US: www.playsega.com UK: www.playsega.co.uk Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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