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  • Blog Post: Learn How The Mega Modem Gave Sega Genesis Downloadable Games In 1990

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Will Cease Sales Of Consoles And Software In Brazil Due To Tariffs

    Nintendo has announced that it is departing the Brazilian market. The company cites the local business environment as the motivating factor of the pull-out. The publisher will cease distribution of hardware and software in the country this month. High tariffs have put pricing pressure on imports to the... More
  • Blog Post: Pikachu And Other Pokémon Named Official Mascots For Japan At 2014 World Cup

    Pikachu, along with 10 other Pokémon (which you can see in the image above) were recently selected as the official mascots of Japan's team for the 2014 World Cup. Pokémon's selection as official mascots for Japan's team, nicknamed the Blue Samurai, involved a partnership with... More
  • Blog Post: Major League Gaming Goes International With MLG Brasil

    MLG has a growing presence in North America and partners in Europe and Asia, but MLG Brasil marks the first separate, international MLG franchise. MLG Brasil marks a partnership with Grupo Águia, an established sports entertainment and hospitality company in Brasil. The first official event for... More
  • Blog Post: Massive Damage! PlayStation 4 Will Cost $1850 In Brazil

    And you thought $599 U.S. dollars was a lot. A post on the Brazilian PlayStation Blog announced the price of Sony's new console in the country, and it's a whopper. The PS4 will retail for $3999 Real (the official currecy of Brazil), which translates to around $1850 U.S. dollars (give or take... More
  • Blog Post: Uncharted: Fight For Fortune Vita Is A Casino Game

    A listing for a game titled Uncharted: Fight for Fortune from Sony Computer Entertainment has appeared on Australia and Brazil's ratings board websites. The Australian classification is light on e details, but the listing on the Brazilian site describes the game as a casino/card game for the Vita... More
  • Blog Post: Brazilian Senator Creates Bill To Outlaw Offensive Games

    Brazilian senator Valdir Raupp has created a bill that would make the import or distribution of offensive video games in Brazil a crime. With the bill, Raupp hopes to “curb the manufacture, distribution, importation, trading, custody, and storage of video games that affect the customs and traditions... More
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