07 March 2012

I Wanna Publish 'zines

Hot Lavy's look back at a self-destructing Sega continues today, but there's still more to come.

Like I said yesterday, Sega Visions was an unapologetic attempt to sell video games and accessories (so many accessories), but it wasn't a totally banal and soulless rag. There's a pair of fascinating essays on the need for an independent ratings board (what would be the ESRB) by Sega of America President Tom Kalinske (!) and Sierra On-Line co-founder Ken Williams (!!!). They're well-written, and avoid talking down to the magazine's young audience. How different the video game landscape would be if Sega's mature and thoughtful side had found proper footing!