Mega Visions is an unofficial digital magazine dedicated to delivering immersive and nostalgic coverage of all things Sega. The first issue launches today and features a variety of content covering Sega’s past, present and future with columns written by Sega experts and celebrities alike.
Issue One’s cover story is an interview with Greg Johnson, creator of ToeJam & Earl where he discusses his childhood, influences and inspirations. The interview is conducted by Blake Harris, author of the excellent Console Wars that is a must read for anyone who grew up gaming in the late 80s early 90s.
One of the perks of a digital magazine is the ability to include audio content in the form of an interview with TJ&E: Back in the Groove composer Cody Wright, as well as selected tracks from the upcoming game’s soundtrack.
Former SEGA of America President Tom Kalinske and SOA media director Al Nilsen are regular columnists in the magazine and within the first issue, they discuss the Sonic float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and some untold stories about “Sonic 2sday.”
There are articles looking back at Sega’s beginnings in the arcade, stories behind cover art and opinion pieces on whether Sega should enter the world of VR and support the Nintendo Switch.
There’s also the typical game publication content such as mailbag and art, previews of Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, Sonic Mania and retro reviews of Rolling Thunder 2, Skies of Arcadia and more.
Mega Visions is published by Sega Nerds, a gaming site that believes Sega to be the “greatest video game company of all time.” (I tend to agree with them).
If you want to check out Mega Visions head to your preferred app store, download the free Mega Visions App and from there you can purchase Issue One. There’s also a free Issue Zero if you want to check it out first.
Michael Vane is a freelance journalist and co-editor of PN2. He’s on Twitter @DrVane