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Sega Digitizer System / Game Development in 1986 NHK TV program
Post Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:04 am
Last edited by Bock on Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:54 pm; edited 3 times in total
The video is unavailable, but this program covered game development in 1986.

" 新 サラリーマンライフ
トップリポート ビデオゲーム開発室 ブームの仕掛人たちニューメディア IN ビジネス 情報武装するオフィス ほか "
http://nhk.jp/chronicle/?B10001200998601120130085

One picture shows Fantasy Zone art being drawn on custom Sega Digitizer hardware

http://p.twipple.jp/1Wjrc
http://p.twipple.jp/43Hna
http://p.twipple.jp/mznVY
http://p.twipple.jp/vlbFT
http://p.twipple.jp/jLDMx

Sega's @okunari has posted the photos a few years ago. He says the video isn't publicly available. I guess they are in NHK archives and will surface at some point.
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:06 pm
Notice that the digitizer logo uses the same font as the prototype Master System logo...
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:29 pm
Damn, that "digitizer" is awesome tech for the time.
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:17 pm
Is that Opa-Opa on the display of the digitizer? :O
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:41 pm
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I've seen this "Digitizer System" before somewhere, but not sure where. Possibly Beep! scans, but I can't remember right now ... hopefully it will come back to me.
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Post Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 12:17 am
Here it is, Beep April 1985.
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:21 pm
Recap post with Sega Digitizer systems:
http://videogamesdensetsu.tumblr.com/post/149092824100/the-sega-digitizer-system...

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:31 pm
Interesting :D

Perhaps, the work was very comfortable with this "Digitizer System" in those days, for both graphic designers and programmers.
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:44 pm
The censored picture:
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:46 pm
Why was that even censored lol
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:34 am
It's the 80s. Gotta prevent teenage boys from using too much imagination on a blurry capture projected onto their blurry CRT it!

That's about the only explanation I have got, anyway. It does seem a bit ridiculous when you realize what the shot actually is.
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:17 am
Maybe it was related to licencing?
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:12 am
Well, we got used to much worse/better (depends how you see it) nowadays, but it could be a seen as a little "sexy", or trying to be. In the historical context of games having to fend criticism from parents and showcasing the picture to a wide audience it could have made sense to just blur it.

That or, the game it comes from hadn't been announced, or cancelled,? Which game is that anyway?
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:19 pm
My first guess would be some arcade game. Didn't Sega make a few "gal" games?
I'll check that out...
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:47 am
If you open that image in Photoshop you can align the blurred stuff in a perfectly rectangular shape. Also, there's no grain in there.

That picture was blurred in 2016.
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:46 am
Oh :)
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