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Sega Games Co., Ltd., originally short for Service Games and officially styled as SEGA, is a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with offices around the world. Sega developed and manufactured numerous home video game consoles from 1983 to 2001, but after financial losses incurred from its Dreamcast console, the company restructured to focus on providing software as a third-party developer. Sega remains the world's most prolific arcade producer, with over 500 games in over 70 franchises on more than 20 different arcade system boards since 1981. Sega is also known for publishing several multi-million selling game franchises, notably Sonic the Hedgehog, Total War, and Yakuza.

Sega Games is a subsidiary of Sega Holdings, which itself is part of Sega Sammy Holdings, which is invested in industries outside of video games. Sega's North American division, Sega of America, is headquartered in Irvine, California, having moved from San Francisco in 2015. Sega's European division, Sega Europe, is headquartered in London.

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Football Manager is a series of football management simulation games first released in 1982 by Addictive Games, and lasting until the mid 1990s. In 2004, the series was revived by Sports Interactive to replace the name of their Championship Manager series.

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  • The Quartermasters (70's)
  • The Arcade Experts. (early 80's)
  • The challenge will always be there. (c. 1987, Master System)
  • Now, there are no limits. (c. 1986-1987, Master System)
  • Welcome To The Next Level. (c. 1992-1994, Genesis, Sega CD, Game Gear)
  • Genesis does what Nintendon't. (c. 1989-1991, Genesis)
  • The "SEGA!!! scream". (c. 1992-1997, Genesis, Saturn, probably others)
  • Do me a favour, plug me into a Sega (talking TV).
  • To be this good takes AGES, To be this good takes SEGA.
  • Segata Sanshiro (c. 1997-1998, Saturn, Japan)
  • Hot hits today! Hot hits on the way! (c. 1988, Master System)
  • Major fun and games! (c. 1988-1989, Master System)
  • Sega, c'est plus fort que toi ! ('Sega, it's stronger than you!', cult French TV slogan, early 90's)
  • It's Thinking. (promotion for Dreamcast)
  • Up to 6 billion players. (Early Dreamcast tagline)

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Toshihiro Nagoshi is a video game producer and designer for Sega. Nagoshi is in charge of Sega's New Entertainment R&D #1 studio. Nagoshi headed Sega AM4/Amusement Vision before NE R&D #1 was formed. He is best known as the producer and director of the Super Monkey Ball series, excluding Super Monkey Ball Adventure. His credits also include Virtua Striker, Daytona USA, and Spikeout.

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