The Sega Net Work System was a network service in Japan for people using the Sega Mega Drive. Debuting in 1990, this service worked with the Game Toshokan (literally Game Library) cartridge to download games on the console (meaning that the game will have to be re-downloaded each time).
However, the service was not very successful and was eventually discontinued. Plans for this service were considered in North America, with the device being renamed the Tele-Genesis, and was in fact advertised in several early product and accessory line-ups for the console, but these plans were also cancelled. Players attached a MegaModem (modem, with a speed of 1,600 to 2,400 bit/s) to the "EXT" DE-9 port on the back of the Mega Drive, and used it to dial up other players to play games. There was a monthly fee of ¥800
Later versions of the North American Genesis (with the Genesis logo printed in a single shade of gray and without the "High Definition Graphics" legend) and all units of the Genesis 2 omit the rear DE-9 connector altogether, though the provisions for it on the circuit board remained.
Among the available titles were: Phantasy Star II Text Adventures, Flicky, Fatal Labyrinth, Sonic Eraser (a Sonic the Hedgehog/Columns crossover puzzle game), Teddy Boy Blues, Penguin Land, and others.
Famous quotes containing the words system, work and/or net:
“Our system is the height of absurdity, since we treat the culprit both as a child, so as to have the right to punish him, and as an adult, in order to deny him consolation.”
—Claude Lévi-Strauss (b. 1908)
“The moralist and the revolutionary are constantly undermining one another. Marx exploded a hundred tons of dynamite beneath the moralist position, and we are still living in the echo of that tremendous crash. But already, somewhere or other, the sappers are at work and fresh dynamite is being tamped in place to blow Marx at the moon. Then Marx, or somebody like him, will come back with yet more dynamite, and so the process continues, to an end we cannot foresee.”
—George Orwell (19031950)
“You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin by your own want of sense.”
—Aeschylus (525456 B.C.)