Sega Game Station (セガ・ゲームステーション) was an online service available on the Japanese People and PC-VAN networks. People World, a joint venture between IBM Japan, Toshiba, Mitsubishi and Hitachi launched the People service, for IBM PC compatible computers, on August 1st, 1994. Not long after, on October 1st, 1994, "Sega Game Station" was launched. NEC's "PC-VAN" network was much older, dating back to 1986, initially targeting owners of their "PC-" range of computers.
Content included the latest information on consumer and arcade games, with pictures and video initially available through People's user friendly "GUIPPY" GUI communication software, along with user message boards.
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