Sega is having a 60th birthday Steam sale, and changing the cover art of games

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As the Go Sega website (opens in new tab) explains, this year marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of Nihon Goraku Bussan Co. Ltd., the company that became Sega five years later when they began importing coin-operated arcade games into Japan. To celebrate the occasion Sega is having a 60th birthday sale on Steam (opens in new tab), which explains why the Sega games in your library may have new art. (It seems to have only rolled out to certain regions so far.) 

If you were wondering why your copy of Sonic Mania had a Dreamcast spine, now you know. But why exactly are the Sega Genesis Classics now sporting Sega Saturn trade dress? Well, at least this explains why Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is available for free (opens in new tab)

Among the games going cheap are Company of Heroes 2 (opens in new tab) for 95% off, Two Point Hospital (opens in new tab) for 70% off, Persona 4 Golden (opens in new tab) for 20% off, and Total War: Warhammer 2 (opens in new tab) for 66% off. You can also play that one for free this weekend. The sale runs until October 19.

Thanks to the success of Persona 4 Golden on PC, Sega have said they'll be porting more games our way in the future (opens in new tab).

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.