Free Sega Megadrives top “Babies are being beaten to death” at the Daily Mail

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British tabloids have our priorities at heart.

A better headline, from Gizmodo commenter 92BuickLeSabre: “Daily Mail gets a free shipment of 997 Sega Megadrives.”

[UK resistance via
Gizmodo]

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6 Responses to Free Sega Megadrives top “Babies are being beaten to death” at the Daily Mail

  1. guy_jin says:

    I love me some old videogames.

    but how the hell does the Sega Megadrive get billing over the Wii, in 2008?

  2. A New Challenger says:

    @#3 Guy Jin:

    You obviously haven’t seen the Wii’s holiday lineup.

  3. 13strong says:

    I know this is possibly a joke, but since that’s a promotion at the top of the front page and not a news story, it’s not really trumping the beaten-to-death babies.

    It’s pretty standard for UK newspapers, tabloid and broadsheet, to place promotion banners at the top of the front page, above the main news headlines.

    That said, it’s kind of awesome that the Daily Mail, who no doubt will have whined and griped in moral outrage at the nation’s youth spending all their time sitting in front of violent computer games, is now giving these things away.

    More proof, were it needed, that the Daily Mail (or the Daily Hate as we like to call it) is run by a bunch of opportunists with absolutely no concern for public good beyond the money it can rake in.

  4. Silva says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the “Mega Drive” was one of those “50 games in one pad” bundles. Which probably means the numbers aren’t that off. However, a mint Mega Drive, with the box still intact should still be worth some money…

    @#3: layout. They could only place the “… and more” after the Wii. However, #4 does have a point.

  5. SeeChao says:

    I want a free megadrive… Where do I sign up? I already have all the next gen consoles I’m interested in, but my6 genesis was stolen a few years ago, and my landstalker cartridge is going unplayed…

  6. SeeChao says:

    I want a free megadrive… Where do I sign up? I already have all the next gen consoles I’m interested in, but my6 genesis was stolen a few years ago, and my landstalker cartridge is going unplayed… The and more sounds interesting too… my collection is missing a tg16 and a 2600…

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