Long-time readers may remember Sega Toys' robotic cat that stole my heart, Yume Neko Smile; now the company is back with an upgraded version [pdf link] of the electronic-kitty. Yume Neko "Dream Cat" Venus is a life-sized Norwegian Forest Cat, with more possible movement than the original Smile version together with the ability to respond to your voice.
Blaze have announced a third-party Sega Genesis (aka Sega Mega Drive) that not only allows classic games cartridges to be played but comes with fifteen titles preloaded. Onboard games include Sonic & Knuckles, Altered Beast and Golden Axe; as for the cartridge slot, it'll accept any region's Genesis or Mega Drive games.
In a brief announcement today, Sega revealed its plan to collaborate with Marvel Entertainment for the second time to develop the Iron Man sequel multi-platform video games with schedule to due in 2010.
If you've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Sonic Unleashed from Sega and you live in Japan, you might just have to wait a little bit longer. The original release date for the Xbox 360 and the PS3 was December 18th, but it has been moved back to sometime in the spring of 2009.
Why take two classic consoles into the den when you can use just one? The SG/FC Dual Action Video Game Console offers two cartridge slots, one for Nintendo NES games and the other for SEGA Genesis titles. A switch flips between emulation modes.
Disappointing news for anyone hoping SEGA would be making a return to portable gaming hardware. The SEGA Vision device tipped last Friday - which was claimed to be a multi-function PMP and games console - is actually a Chinese-made media player with no development connection to SEGA themselves. As for the games, they're basic Java titles similar to that found on a cellphone.
Sega are apparently planning a return to the hardware market, in the shape of the Sega Vision gaming PMP. Equipped with a built-in TV tuner, audio and video player, digital camera with video recording functionality and, of course, the ability to play games (of an unspecified format), according to Sega the Vision is set to launch in the UK sometime next year.
Sometimes, sitting in front of the computer all day can feel pretty lonely. If only you had someone to talk to. Well, Sega Toys is trying to remedy that situation with a robotic plant called the Pekoppa.
Yes, you heard me right. A robotic plant. How can a plant be robotic, you must be wondering? Well, it nods at you. So, when you speak toward the plant, it nods back at you as though in agreement. That's it. That's all it does.
If you enjoy your baths but candlelight isn't quite the right mood for you, this cool little planetarium is definitely great for those that are in need of mood lighting. With this you can lay back as it casts pretty starry skies onto your walls.
It makes me wish I could sit still long enough to soak in the tub, however, I just tend to enjoy showers way more. For those that aren't as squirmy as I am, you can also flip the planetarium over and have it cast different colors and designs into the water itself.
The Homestar Spa from SEGA Toys is being sold for $70. It might also be cool for those with hot tubs to give different lighting than the boring colored bulbs that are usually featured in hot tubs.