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After the VGX shenanigans absorbed far too lengthy a period of our lives this weekend, perhaps a snappier, more to-the-point video is needed. This will work nicely, in that case, as it's a history of Sega's early days in just over a minute.

While we've had plenty of opportunity to learn about Nintendo's origins as a playing card company — and its other business ventures pre-video games — we perhaps know less about the company that was the big N's definitive rival in the late '80s and early '90s. It's also a company on our minds right now, with its range of 3D remasters currently gracing the 3DS eShop.

The video below covers the formation of the company and reaches right up to the 16-bit era, and was produced by the popular YouTube channel LORE. It's a channel that's been in business for a while, so we dug out their brief history of Shigeru Miyamoto, too.