Mega Sega reboot, Analogue's Sg FPGA

Subject: General Tech | April 15, 2019 - 01:59 PM |
Tagged: sega, analogue, Mega Sg, FPGA, nifty

If you haven't run into it yet, the Sega Mg is a $190 FPGA powered device with can play any any region's Genesis or Mega Drive cartridges, and has a connector for the Sega CD adapter if you happen to own one of those.  If you have the Genesis 32X add-on or a light gun you are out of luck as compatibility for those has not yet been developed, but overall it is an impressive mating of 30 year old technology with modern displays.  There are some interesting compromises made to display ancient titles at 1080p but overall from what The Tech Report has seen this is at least as good as the best emulators out there, if not better.

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"Analogue's Sega clone was originally scheduled to ship this month, but it ended up releasing early, on March 25. My personal unit shipped even earlier than that, on the 22nd. There seems to be plenty of demand for the Mega Sg, since as of this writing, Analogue's store says new orders will ship in two to three weeks."

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Creative Assembly Picks Up Crytek Black Sea

Subject: General Tech | March 7, 2017 - 07:07 AM |
Tagged: sega, crytek

A few months ago, just before Christmas in fact, we reported that Crytek was in the process of shutting down five out of their seven studios. Now, Sega has just announced that they are picking up one of them: Crytek Black Sea (Sofia, Bulgaria). This studio will be added to Creative Assembly, which makes the Total War series and also dipped its toe into the first person market with Alien: Isolation. As a part of this agreement, the ex-Crytek developer will now be called Creative Assembly Sofia.

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Black Sea Studios was with Crytek since July, 2008.

As far as I can tell, the other four studios that were affected by December’s decision have not been as fortunate. Apart from ex-Rockstar designer, Leslie Benzie, picking up former employees of the Budapest, Hungary studio, I haven’t seen much talk about any other studio (or significant portions of them) moving elsewhere.