Hey every one. My name is Danny and I am from south africa. Got my first sega in 1994 I was 5 lol.
Great site and hope to stay for a while
Hi Dan - you don't mind me calling you Dan, right?
I guess I should introduce myself too. My real name is Wolff and I go by Firebrandx on the internet.
I've been a complete video-gaming freak since the 80's, spanning from the Atari 2600 to the PS3 and everything in between (even the C64). Joe Redifer already knows me from a really old video game magazine issue I wrote a letter to that got printed. We bumped into each other on the film-tech forums (I was a projectionist at the time), and he immediately recognized my name from that old magazine. It freaked me out because it had been something like 15 years and here's some guy on a projectionist forum pointing out my embarrassing letter! Then later I understood he is an insane video game junkie and it all made sense after that. :-)
Anyway, I've had a few gaming achievements that started off poorly and then got better as time went on:
1989 - Participated in a California-based NES tournament and placed 3rd after the referee incorrectly recorded my score. We were on a timer, and the stage ended right as the timer finished. All the other refs allowed the bonus score screen to finish tallying before they recorded the score, while my ref took the time limit too literally and recorded my score before the bonus screen finished. I ended up placing 3rd as a result, when my actual score would have won 1st easily.
1993 - Placed 2nd in the Starfox competition when it came through northern California. I got beat by a mere couple hundred points by a friend of mine whom was also a very gifted expert gamer. I wanted that dorky flight jacket so bad and was bummed out when I lost it to him ><
1995 - This time I won the Store Champion title when Blockbuster held their 2nd world video game tournament. I entered the SNES format and absolutely destroyed the competition, winning free game rentals for a year. I was excited as I anticipated playing in the finals, only to be told that the 'finalists' were chosen by random drawing. Yeah, that's pretty fricken stupid to crown a world champion after he gets to the finals by random chance! Grrr...
1997 - Now living in Texas, I'm a full-fledged Doom expert on the Playstation. Within a few minutes driving distance are the creators of the game, as well as the console designers from Midway. Low and behold, they announce a special Doom64 unveiling in one of 6 locations around the country, and my favorite restaurant just happens to be one of them! I showed up and dominated the competition. The first contest was a speed run of the first stage, which I won easily. The 2nd contest was a test of survival skill on "The Spiral" stage, which I ended up being the last one standing. I was still trying to finish the stage when they stopped me and had to ask what I wanted for another prize since they didn't anticipate the same guy winning both contests. I pointed to their giant Doom64 display box and said I wanted that. They gave it to me and I still have it to this day (though I leave it in the garage now since it gets in the way).
2001 - Now I'm into the PS2, and I'm mastering a snowboarding game series for it called SSX. Through internet forums and word of mouth, I become the fastest racer on the planet for the series, holding world records for every track in the first two games of the series.
2002 - An up-and-coming video game channel called G4 contacts me to do a promo video filler spot of one of my world records in video gaming. I chose to do a perfect speed run of Tomb Raider II's obstacle course, and the video can been seen on youtube.
2003 - EA Sports takes notice of my efforts and skill on their snowboarding series, and actually pays for a round-trip flight to their studios in Canada. I'm picked up in a fricken stretch limo and taken around town to some amazing restaurants & sites, and then taken to their studio to preview their work on the 3rd game of their series 'SSX 3". Later I was allowed to design a snowboard for the 'Mac' character for the PS2 version of the game. It is called the 'Galaxy' board, and features my net-nick initials 'F B X' on the underside of the board.
2004 - I got sucked into World of Warcraft and gave up console gaming. I switched my aggressive outlet to chess and have been struggling to master that ever since.
Present - Now I'm getting back into nostalgia gaming on the old consoles and visiting sites dedicated to games from the past like here on Sega 16. I was always fond of my old Sega Genesis and my SNES as well, so I'm dusting them off and ordering fresh scart cables to start playing them in pristine RGB glory. Of course I have a complete collection of roms for various console systems, but nothing beats playing the games on real hardware.
Hello, new here to the forums. I joined to learn more about the Genesis since I have one but barely play it due to lack of knowledge of good games. I just play Target Earth and Herzog Zwei on it! Anyway, thanks for having me!
Hi, I'm a Taurus. I enjoy italian food, golfing, watching the sunset.
First time poster (as of yesterday) longtime lurker.
With the recent acquisition of Sonic CD ('til now I've played it on Gems) and Knuckles Chaotix, I'm happy to say that I own all the 16 bit Sonics that I can.
Otherwise, I'm a musician, in a new town, and often bored since I'm in a new town.
Im a newbe.I'm a Megadrive lover from Spain. After a dissaster with my old Megadrive, i bought a new Megadrive and this time, with Mega Cd. Now im really hapy, because back in time, i dreamt to had it.
Now im playing Ecco CD. Man, how i love that BSO
Anyway, im now after 32X. And looking for the old games i always wanted back im time
So its nice to see a Sega 16 dedicated forum. Old Sega is no more, but here, its pretty much alive!!!
Hey everyone! My name is Ken and I've been an avid video game collector for about 5 years now. I collect for nearly every system, and here are my current statistics:
Nintendo NES - 767 unique games
SNES - 456 unique games
N64 - 294 unique games (complete collection finished)
Gamecube - 553 unique games (complete collection finished)
Nintendo DS - 712 unique games
Sega Master System - 96 unique games
Sega Genesis - 412 unique games
Sega CD - 148 unique games (complete collection finished)
Sega Saturn - 9 unique games (just started)
Sega Dreamcast - 40 unique games
Sony Playstation - 243 unique games
Sony Playstation 2 - 1244 unique games
Magnavox Odyssey 2 - 48 unique games (1 game away from finishing!)
I have a bunch of others, but that's the main ones. As you can see, I love games!
Hi, I'm Zeta and I lurk too much...
I'm from the Bay Area, California. Started gaming around age 7 when I got the chance to try out my cousin's Zelda: Link to the Past game. I got a hand-me-down NES shortly after from those same cousins. Got my first new console on my 9th birthday, the Super NES. I got a used Genesis after trying Sonic 2 sometime after that. I didn't get any games other than the Sonic series as a kid, so I'm discovering all that I missed out on as a kid now. I kept up with gaming ever since, but I was a stupid kid and sold my older systems to fund my newer ones. It wasn't until I got my Dreamcast did I realize what Genesis gems I'd missed thanks to the included Smashpack collection. Namely Streets of Rage 2 and Vectorman. A few years after that, I purchased a Genesis 2 online and discovered how awesome thrift stores are for finding old games. I since have added the Master System, Sega CD, and Saturn to my Sega system collections.
I'm glad to have found such a cool site for the Sega games I missed as a kid.
Hello - well i guess i'd better introduce myself.
Long time Sega fan i'm so annoyed they're not making consoles any more .
I started off with the master system (and haven't played many games on it - i had original PBC w/Hang on & Safari Hunt). Borrowed games off friends so vividly remember California Games, Wonderboy III, Putt & Putter (under-rated crazy golf), Alex Kidd (all flavours).
Got a Mega Drive for xmas in '92. Was amazed by it - and still am.
I am a twin (clone lol). My brother was given the SNES that same xmas, so we really did have the best of both worlds in the early 90's. I admire both systems and don't want to go into which was best.
Also got the Mega CD 2 in '94 . Sonic CD is STILL my favourite sonic game, and dare i say it, favourite Mega CD game. The best soundtrack EVER for a video game (sorry US folks, just listen to the past zones and get a taste for it ).
Dreamcast was next, why it didn't sell well is beyond me. Most likely the widespread piracy.... Crazy Taxi and Shenmue anyone?
Having been a slave to emulation since 1999 (used to take floppys into school to grab kgen98 and many roms), i'm now digging out my old gear and collecting again. Real console or nothing from now on (with exception to Wily Wars and SORIII for the moment).
Hope to post more in future - take care peeps!
haey Soundtest, play me music ^^
Death To MP3, :3
Mida sa loed ? Nagunii aru ei saa "Gnirts test is a shit" New and growing website of total jawusumness !
I'm not sure if this is a hard and fast rule or not, but I started posting without introducing myself, so in the interest of not annoying anyone, I'll do it now.
My name is Clarke Gibson, I live in England, and am quite partial to a bit of video gaming. I used to have a Game Gear, and a few years ago I got to thinking about playing those old games again. I got a new one (to me at least) from eBay, dug the old games out from my parents' attic and got going.
While the trip down memory lane was cool for a while, I soon tired of the old 8 Bit wonder. I'd been spoiled by the current PS2's spell. I found myself spending more time on the old Sega compilation discs though, and suddenly remembered reading an article in Mean Machines Sega as a kid about a "Sega Nomad." I always loved my little brother's Mega Drive...
8 bits were not enough, and whatever the PS2's bits are were too much (how can you tell if they don't give it centre stage on the console? It would have been better to have it instead of thet little rotating PS logo, surely..?), so 16 bits on the move seemed to be a perfect combo, and I'm sure there must be a theoretical physics equation that proves this. Ebay visit number two: Nomad purchased, in not quite the working order I thought, but after some quick searches I found a guy who could repair it, mod it switchlessly and it was good to go.
It was a small step from there to obsession, I now own an MD(Gen)/MCD/32X switchlessly region modded combo, Nomad with new LCD screen and an ever growing library of games, thanks in no small part to this site and its forum members. My PS2 is currently fitted with the "stored under my bed plastic crate mod." It will resurface, phoenix like, if you like, when I have a dedicated room for video games, because I am missing Ecco defender of the future at the moment...
Thanks to all who have helped me out with the odd thread I've posted, and taken the time to respond to my posts.
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