An early morning diversion took me passed an old electronic store. It was closed and it’s shutters were down. I only glanced at it as I went by on a bus and saw what looked like an interesting painted typeface on the shutters. It reminded me of photos of 1970s New York and I thought it would make a nice Polaroid or two. Worried the shop would be open and the shutters up by the time I’d nipped home to grab my camera I hurried back. On my return the shutters were still down, reading the services advertised – among them sales of cassettes and video repairs – I would guess the shutters haven’t been up in a long time.
The walk home brought me to an abandoned ‘Computer Play’ arcade machine. This graffitied relic sits dead outside a newsagent in Govanhill unloved & unplugged. RIP my childhood.
Macro Pictures: Sega Mega Drive Controller (3 button version).
[Camera: Digital Harinezumi guru – Final 2011 by SUPERHEADZ]
“Wanna come back to mine n we can play Sega?”
In 1990 Sega Enterprises Ltd. rolled out it’s third console across Europe. The 16-bit Sega Mega Drive (known as Genesis in North America) was the successor of the Master System offering improved graphics and sound to the 8-bit Nintendo NES.
Think of the countless hours of play this game pad has seen: losing rings in Sonic the Hedgehog, getting beat up in Street of Rage, struggling to understand the rules of EA Hockey and falling off a bike in Road Rash. I hope seeing this battle-scared batwing controller will evoke as fond memories for you as it does for me.