The Sega Genesis was ahead of its time in many ways, including online connectivity.

The Mega Modem in Japan and Sega Channel in the United States gave Genesis players the ability to buy and download games well before the Internet was commonplace in everyone's home. The latest video from Did You Know Gaming also looks at Sega's competitive history with Nintendo, and explains how blast processing was technically more than just marketing buzzwords.

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[Source: Did You Know Gaming on YouTube]