Mega Play Issue #5 – July/August 1991

Episode 47 – Let’s read Mega Play magazine, issue #5 from July/August of 1991. This was a Sega-centric magazine from the publishers of EGM. By the summer of 1991, the Genesis had been out for just shy of 2 years. The Super Nintendo was about to be released, so Sega needed to bring their A-game, because they were no longer competing against an 8-bit system. Games featured in this issue include Streets of Rage, Golden Axe 2, NHL Hockey, Turrican, Zero Wing, and more!

This particular issue was chosen based on multiple viewer requests. If there’s a particular issue that you’d like to see featured on the show, please let me know.

Show notes:

-The white balance in this episode is a little bit wonky because I accidentally had one of those gimmicky “scenes” activated on my camera. Stupid touch screen.

– While the audio for the read-through itself was recorded using the same AT2020 mic that I always use, the intro audio was recorded using a “Giant Squid” lavalier mic plugged straight into the camera. I am not 100% sold on this mic yet.

– All game play footage was recorded from actual game hardware using an XRGB-Mini “Framemeister” and an Elgato Game Capture HD.

All the usual crapola that no one reads:

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All video game footage featured on Classic Gaming Quarterly is recorded from actual game hardware, unless otherwise noted. As of episode 35, it is recorded in RGB using an XRGB Mini Framemeister and an Elgato Game Capture HD. Prior to that, it was recorded in s-video using am RGB to s-video encoder and a DVD recorder. All videos are edited on a Mac Pro using Final Cut Pro X.

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