06 March 2012

I Had Visions

Sega Visions magazine comes out today's article (the first of a multi-part feature) looking pretty bad, but don't be fooled!

For the uninitiated, Sega Visions was Nintendo Power's Sonic-tinged counterpart of the mid-nineties. In other words, this was Sega's means of communicating/advertising directly to fans at the low, low price of just $3.95 an issue. Previews, reviews, maps, cheats, reader letters - all the expected features, all padded with no shortage of more direct advertisements.

Like Nintendo Power, it's a rather obvious attempt to sell kids video games, which is exactly what us kids want. Grown-ups tend to look down on magazines like this because grown-ups don't get it. Kids rule; parents drool!