Last night, Ars Technica published my latest historical piece, "Genesis of Success: 20 Years of Sega's Dark Horse Console," which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Sega Mega Drive's launch in Japan.
While researching Genesis history, I found that the story behind its success in America was surprisingly unique and interesting. To find out more, check out the the article — and please feel free to leave comments on your Genesis and Mega Drive memories.
(On a technical note, I didn't write any of the text describing the games in the section at the end. So if you see something weird in there, it's not my doing. I did select the games, albeit very quickly.)