SEGA still funny after all these years

SEGA, the multinational video game developer, has had its fair share of ups and downs over the last 20 years but has not lost its sense of humor.

Late Tuesday night guitarist Justin Whang mentioned the official SEGA Twitter account in a tweet praising Jet Set Radio, a popular SEGA Dreamcast game where you skate around a Tokyo-like city spray-painting walls.

“What I wouldn’t give for @sega to make a new Jet Grind game,” wrote Whang under his Twitter account @HotPikachuSex, which references a species of Pokemon.

About an hour later, SEGA responded.

@HotPikachuSex What I wouldn’t give to have not read your user name,” tweeted the account.

SEGA’s message was retweeted more than 100 times and was called “the ultimate tweet” on Reddit, where it reached the top of the front page. Most of the 350 comments were from Pokemon and Jet Set Radio fanatics, while others longed for the glory days of SEGA.

“If only SEGA could make new games the way they tweet,” wrote epicwinguy101.

The Daily Dot has reached out to SEGA for a comment and is waiting to hear back.

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Fernando Alfonso III

Fernando Alfonso III

Fernando Alfonso III served as an early Reddit and 4chan reporter and the Daily Dot’s first art director until 2016. He’s gone on to report at Lexington’s Herald-Leader and at the Houston Chronicle.