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SegaToys develop Robot Chick for Yume Neko to eat

SegaToys develop Robot Chick for Yume Neko to eat

Jenn over at Pocketables obviously knows me pretty damn well - she spotted this lovely little Robot Chick by SegaToys and thought it would make a good companion for my beloved Yume Neko Smile.  And I think she's right, although the potential for entertainment from something that looks like a couple of balls of yellow cotton wool isn't perhaps as great as a meowing, yowling cat.

Apparently the little fella chirps and cheeps until you pick him up and, if the photos are anything to go by, imprison him in a Perspex Egg of Death.

The SegaToys chick robot [Akihabara News]

SlashGear Review: Yume Neko Smile, Sega Toys’ robot cat

SlashGear Review: Yume Neko Smile, Sega Toys’ robot cat

Last October I pledged to make it my life's work to acquire Sega Toys' adorable Yume Neko Smile, a robot cat that momentarily seized the blogosphere with its lifelike movements and blinking eyes. True to my post, I emailed Sega and begged/cajoled/threatened them, sadly never to receive a reply. Then, early in December, a kindly commenter left word that CScout Japan were selling Yume Neko - I instantly fired off an email hoping to get a PR contact; instead, they were generous enough to send me one themselves.

And that brings us up to now, and the story of how a white, furry automaton stole my heart.

Is Sonic getting old? XBox 360 game a real drag

Is Sonic getting old? XBox 360 game a real drag

I've said before that I'm not much of a gamer, but there are some retro games like Sonic that tickle that reminiscing part of my brain and make me get a bit warm and fuzzy.  So when XBox 360 owners started making happy noises about a new version for the Microsoft console, I was expecting to hear contented sighs and squeals about timeless gameplay.  Well, maybe there are some sighs, but they're seemingly being greatly delayed by the achingly slow load times.

Ouch.  It's not just the initial loading - which you could always avoid by leaving the room and making yourself a small meat pie - it's the in-game pauses that are killers.  Poor show, Sega.

YouTube [via technabob]

Fifty buck retro Sega handheld at Target

Fifty buck retro Sega handheld at Target

Retro gamers with limited funds could do a lot worse than pick up this tiny handheld games console, the Coleco Sonic Handheld, which will be retailing for $49.99 at Target.  Running on three AAA batteries, it features a whole bundle of old Sega titles (check the full list of 20 after the jump, as well as a size comparison photo between the Coleco and the Nintendo GBA Micro) as well as ports for an AC power-pack and the supplied audio/video output cable so you can play on a bigger screen.

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