Sega Genesis is 20 years old today. Sadly, I don’t feel like dressing up in my Cobra Commander outfit to commemorate this occasion because it is freaking hot today. Sorry kids!
The Genesis was my first realization that videogames got better. Before it was released, I thought the world was just going to have Sega Master System and Nintendo till the end of time. Boy, was I a stupid 10-year-old or what?
I remember when it first came out this group of cousins of mine got it right away and never let me play it. They said the controller was too big for my hands, so that I probably shouldn’t buy one either. I think they just wanted to be the only people will cool things. I believe this worked out well for them, because I was secretly planning on vomiting on the fucking thing. I took their advice and I never bought a Genesis, opting instead for a Super Nintendo. In fact, the Genesis I own now was a gift from a friend.
Anyhow, in celebration of this historic event, Sega is asking fans to vote on which Genesis game should appear next on XBLA. I have a suggestion: Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker. Too bad it’s not on the list. This probably just means they’re working on it, right?