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January 11, 2001 | Alex Pham
Sega of America announced it is selling a high-speed modem for its Dreamcast video game console. The console now comes with a slower, dial-up modem that lets users connect to the Internet and play video games with other Dreamcast owners. For now, the new Ethernet modem, priced at $59.95, is available only through the company's Web site, Sega.com. The company expects retail stores to begin carrying the modem in coming weeks.
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January 11, 2001 | Alex Pham
Sega of America announced it is selling a high-speed modem for its Dreamcast video game console. The console now comes with a slower, dial-up modem that lets users connect to the Internet and play video games with other Dreamcast owners. For now, the new Ethernet modem, priced at $59.95, is available only through the company's Web site, Sega.com. The company expects retail stores to begin carrying the modem in coming weeks.
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SPORTS
May 8, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
World heavyweight boxing champion James (Buster) Douglas said today he has signed a multimillion-dollar agreement to lend his name to a home video game, his first commercial deal since taking the title in a stunning upset of Mike Tyson. The boxing game will be created by Sega of America Inc., a subsidiary of Japan's Sega Enterprises Ltd., and will pit Douglas against Tyson, who has lent his name to a video game marketed by Nintendo.
BUSINESS
June 27, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Interactive 'Lion King': Disney Software and Virgin Interactive entertainment showed off the second video game the two firms have collaborated on at the Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago on Friday. Due to be released later this year, "The Lion King" video game is closely based on Disney's new animated film and represents a growing commitment by the entertainment firm to the quickly evolving multimedia industry.
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October 31, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Arcade Video Game Makers Team Up: Atari Games Corp.'s software unit will develop arcade video games for Sega of America, the companies announced. Tengen Inc. will introduce more than 40 software products in the next 24 months on all Sega video game formats available in 14 countries. "We believe this is one of the strongest strategic alliances in the entertainment software industry," said Dan Van Elderen, chief operating officer of Milpitas, Calif.-based Tengen.
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July 16, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Video game giant Sega Enterprises, struggling in the face of intense competition from Sony and Nintendo, announced Monday that the head of its U.S. unit, Tom Kalinske, will leave the company as part of a sweeping management shake-up. Kalinske, a well-known figure in the video game business, will take a job Oct. 1 as head of Education Technology LLC, a Los Angeles-based start-up formed in March by Oracle Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Larry Ellison and former junk bond king Michael Milken.
BUSINESS
July 3, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sega Advertising Account Awarded: The announcement that Goodby Berlin & Silverstein of San Francisco won the contract came after two months of extensive review that included incumbents Bozell Inc. and Della Femina McNamee of Los Angeles. "We have every intention of winning the video game battle this fall," said Edward Volkwein, senior vice president of Sega. Sega of America Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of $1.6-billion Sega Enterprises Ltd., Japan.
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August 20, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Merger Unites Comic Books and Video Games: Comic book publisher Malibu Graphics and video game developer Acme Interactive, both of Westlake Village, have merged to form Malibu Comics Entertainment Inc., the privately held companies announced. The new company has already agreed to provide video game manufacturer Sega of America Inc. with new Sega-Genesis games based on characters from Malibu's "Ex-Mutants" and "Dinosaurs for Hire" comic books.
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