Dream Machine

Sega's comeback console is about to hit stores. I found it speedy--perhaps a little too speedy

A female friend recently suffered a classic contemporary dilemma: What to furnish the apartment with first, a couch or a video-games console? A couch is nice to sit on, but a console is "a man magnet," she decided. "No male can resist the challenge." I knew what she meant. For mindless fun, you can't beat a console evening. Invite your friends over, gather round the TV, crack open a six-pack and get down to the serious business of knocking the stuffing out of them. It does wonders for your social life.

Lately, however, 64-bit consoles like Nintendo and PlayStation have lost...

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