Friday, October 20, 2017

Fact of the Day: Service Games

While Sega became well-known in the 1990's as a Japanese company that made the Sega Genesis console (Mega-Drive outside the USA) and the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Sega originated as an American company called Standard Games based first in Hawaii in 1940. Their first games were really slot machines for the U.S. military which eventually moved to being based in Japan and the name changed to Service Games which Sega get its name from. .   

11 comments:

RO said...

My son actually had a Sega game as a kid, and wishes he still had it. I had no idea that the name actually started out as far back as 140. Hugs...

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that. From gambling to sucking kids out of quarters.

Moving with Mitchell said...

And yet another, “I had no idea” from me. Thanks!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Thanks for your information!

Emmylou said...

Oooooo...cool to know. Will definitely keep this mind for conversations with gamers:D

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What an interesting factoid!

Martha said...

That is quite interesting!

Lois said...

That is a fun thing to know!

Fundy Blue said...

Fun to know! I'm guilty of playing the slots sometimes, but not Sega! Have a good one!

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for this information ...

All the best Jan

stephen Hayes said...

Interesting factoid.