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Classic Sega gear on display at GDC (pictures)

The retro-future feel of Sega gaming in the 1990s comes to life at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

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Classic Sega gear on display at GDC

An impressive collection of classic Sega hardware and memorabilia is on display this week in Moscone West during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The Genesis Development Station, seen here, was a laboratory for the Sega Genesis developer, and featured the ability to transfer NTSC or PAL binary files back and forth between computer and console.
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Sega Nomad

The Sega Nomad portable game console from Sega was released in October 1995.

Correction, 2:28 p.m. PT: This caption incorrectly identified the image. The image above is the Sega Nomad portable game console.

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Sega CD

The Sega CD was an add-on device for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis video game console which attached a CD-ROM drive to the system, allowing the user to play CD-based games and providing additional hardware functionality.
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Sega Master System

Released shortly after Nintendo's 8-bit gaming console, the Sega Master System, which debuted in 1986, never really caught on.
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Power Base Converter

The Power Base Converter was an accessory that sat between a Master System cartridge and the Mega Drive's cartridge slot, allowing Sega Power Base games to be played on the newer Sega Genesis system.
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Treamcast mod

The Treamcast was an unauthorized third-party developed Dreamcast modification which used original Sega parts modified from an original Dreamcast system and rebuilt into this more portable model with a fold-down display.
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The Typing of the Dead

The Typing of the Dead was a Sega Dreamcast game from 2001. A successor to The House of the Dead 2, Sega's 1998 light gun arcade game, The Typing of the Dead replaced the gun accessory with a computer keyboard.

The player roamed zombie-infested Venice, quickly typing letters, words, and phrases in order to kill the undead.
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Sega Saturn training materials

Sega Saturn training materials from the 1994 Developers Conference.
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Sega CDX

The Sega CDX, also known as the Multi-Mega, was a 16-bit video game console released in 1994, combining the Genesis/Mega-Drive and one of its add-ons, the Sega CD/Mega-CD, into a single compact unit.
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Playing Sega Saturn at GDC

A GDC attendee plays a Sega Saturn, which was launched in 1995.
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Sega Genesis and Sonic

The 16-bit Sega Genesis, released in 1989, and Sonic the Hedgehog, the flagship Sega character, were a mainstay of video games in the U.S. during the 1990s.
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Sonic Super Pinball

Sega is exhibiting a collection of classic hardware and memorabilia, including this Supersonic Pinball featuring Sonic the Hedgehog, this week in Moscone West during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
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Sega Sports Pad

The Sega Sports Pad was a ball controller for use with the Sega Power Base's sports games.
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Dreamcast fishing controller

Classic Sega hardware including this fishing controller for Dreamcast is on display this week in Moscone West during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
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Virtua Cop 2

The Virtua Cop 2 game for Sega Saturn came with the Stunner arcade gun.
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Sega Saturn Twin-Stick

The Twin-Stick was a dual joystick controller for Sega Saturn and Dreamcast.
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Sega 3D glasses

Sega 3D glasses for use with the Sega Power Base: "Now, there are no limits."
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Sega Dreamcast ad

A Sega Dreamcast ad for the Jet Grind Radio game from October 2000. The future was now!

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