Currently being updated. Automatic reload in seconds.


 
Subscribe: RSS Podcast iTunes
  Buy WotD Stuff!!
Episode 22      

featured Wiki of the Day Episode 23

For current episodes, or for the rest of the Wiki of the Day family of podcasts go here.

      Episode 24

Menacer
Sun, 2017-May-28 00:07 UTC
Length - 2:35

Direct Link: http://wikioftheday.com/fwotd/fwotdpod20170528000729.mp3


Welcome to featured Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of the featured Wikipedia article every day.

The featured article for Sunday, 28 May 2017 is Menacer.

The Menacer is a light gun peripheral released by Sega in 1992 for its Sega Genesis and Sega CD video game consoles. It was created in response to Nintendo's Super Scope and as Sega's successor to the Master System Light Phaser. The gun is built from three detachable parts (pistol, shoulder stock, sights), and communicates with the television via an infrared sensor. The Menacer was announced at the May 1992 Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago and was released later that year. The gun was bundled with a pack-in six-game cartridge of mostly shooting gallery games. Sega also released a Menacer bundle with Terminator 2: The Arcade Game.

Sega producer Mac Senour was responsible for the Menacer project and designed the six-game pack. He originally proposed non-shooting minigames based on existing Sega licenses like Joe Montana, David Robinson, and ToeJam & Earl, but most of the prototypes were abandoned due to high cost in favor of more shooting-type games. Sega did not plan another first-party release for the Menacer apart from the included multicart. Compatible games were published through 1995.

The Menacer is remembered as a critical and commercial flop. Critics found the six-game pack subpar and repetitive, and criticized the peripheral's lack of games. The ToeJam & Earl spinoff game was held in the highest regard, and reviewers recommended the Menacer-compatible Terminator 2 game. A direct-to-TV light gun that includes the six-game Menacer pack was released in 2005.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:07 UTC on Sunday, 28 May 2017.

For the full current version of the article, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menacer.

This podcast is produced by Abulsme Productions based on Wikipedia content and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

Abulsme Productions also produces Curmudgeon's Corner, a weekly current events podcast where the hosts discuss whatever is hot in the news each week. Check it out in your podcast player of choice.

This has been Raveena. Thank you for listening to featured Wiki of the Day. If you enjoyed this podcast, you can find our archive, as well as popular Wiki of the Day and random Wiki of the Day at wikioftheday.com. Subscribe and tell your friends to listen as well!


Archive:
  Episodes 1-100    Episodes 101-200    Episodes 201-300    Episodes 301-400    Episodes 401-493  

Feedback welcome at feedback@wikioftheday.com.
These podcasts are produced by Abulsme Productions based on Wikipedia content.
They are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Creative Commons License

Abulsme Productions also produces Curmudgeon's Corner, a current events podcast.
If you like that sort of thing, check it out too!


Page cached at 2018-09-10 03:01:27 UTC
Original calculation time was 0.5802 seconds

Page displayed at 2018-09-25 06:02:42 UTC
Page generated in 0.0055 seconds