Posts tagged Dreamcast
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, goes the old adage. This is certainly the case for Sega Pluto owner Roger Vega a.k.a. Kidvid666. His $1 purchase of the rare, prototype console at a flea market has put him in the focus of retro gaming enthusiasts around the globe. Of course, it was only until recently that Roger realized the significance of his special Sega Saturn variant, and as a result Roger looks set to make a tidy profit following the ending of his eBay auction.
I suppose it only makes sense that one of the most disturbing games in history managed to yield the most freakishly upsetting promotional material I have ever seen. When Sega gave us the awesome nightmare fuel that is Seaman more than a decade ago, they apparently also saw fit to unleash a faux vacuum-packed can of humanoid fish-babies along with it. If that doesn’t sound like the setup for a Goosebumps book, I don’t know what does.
Late last month, one lucky eBayer managed to rid him or herself of this accursed foodstuff, auctioning it off for an impressive $99. While I have to admit that I’d be tempted by any materials Seaman-related (har har har, laugh it up), I can’t imagine seeing this demonic cannibal feast staring back at me from any display shelf. Hell, even if this thing is just relabeled tuna, that means someone is holding on to thirteen-year-old tuna fish. Truly chilling.
Would any of you guys pony up a crisp Benjamin to get your hands on Goosebumps #1999: Curse of the Seaman?
[Source: Game Sniped]
On this week’s podcast, Tom makes his grand return and brings free chocolates for everyone! Unfortunately, they’ve been in his pocket since his trip back from Utah so they’re all a giant melted mess filled with chucks of dryer lint, change and old receipts. We all politely declined.
It didn’t hurt his feelings though as he was in high spirits as we went on to talk about Sega and some Acclaim goodness for nearly an hour! We even finally made it to Shadow Man on the Sega Dreamcast, but don’t worry listener, as we still have a couple Acclaim on Sega episodes to go.
The long-awaited Dreamcast shoot-em-up, Sturmwind, is now available for purchase, and a new launch trailer has been revealed to celebrate the release. And it looks gorgeous.
Developed by Duranik and published by RedSpotGames, Sturmwind is the first original Dreamcast title since 2009′s Rush Rush Rally Racing and Irides: Master of Blocks. There was worry about the title when Duranik announced issues with their usual CD-ROM printing factory, but they’ve stuck to their word on the new release date and if you’re that way inclined, I hear there’s a fancy special edition that might tickle your wallet.
[Source: Sega Driven]
This fellow’s Sega Pluto looks looks identical to that of Super Magnetic’s aside from having a broken door hinge and for not having “Sega Saturn” printed on top.
Check out a full photo, complete with Anton LaVey’s Satanic Bible, after the jump!
The Sega Pluto, Sega’s unreleased prototype console, was a huge revelation when it surfaced yesterday after roughly 15 years in hiding. Those who read yesterday’s story will remember former Sega employee Super Magnetic mentioning the extreme weight of the console.
Well, it turns out he might have exaggerated a bit. After weighing the console himself he found it to be approximately 2.8kg, almost a kilogram less than that of the original Xbox (and that thing was proper heavy).
Super Magnetic also took a photo of the inside of the disc tray, a full version of which can be found after the jump.
[Source: Assembler Games]
Sega has created a new brand in Japan, SegaKawaii, that appears to be based around selling clothing and other accessories based on their consoles and properties. One of the first pieces of merchandise is the huge Dreamcast backpack you see above, which, will retail for roughly $146 in Japan.
The brand SegaKawaii translates to Sega “Cute” will start selling the backpack along with a Dreamcast t-shirt and a Genesis tank top on April 25th.
There’s no doubt that a lot of us still have our Dreamcasts set up, but as much as we can replay Jet Set Radio to our heart’s content, it’s rare that we get something new to get excited about. Sadly, excitement doesn’t necessarily mean revenue and KTX Software Dev are disappointed to have pulled their Kickstarter for Dreamcast and Amiga indie title Leona’s Tricky Adventure after a lack of funding.
That said though, it’s not the end for the game. Though the Kickstarter didn’t garner the attention they hoped, it was specifically for a special edition version. The majority of the work is done on the main game and you can continue to support it and pre-order, still with Kickstarter-inspired rewards, at their website.
Those lucky enough to go to this year’s Games Developers Conference 2013 will have probably spent some some time in the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment’s Game History Exhibit where Sega had a very hearty presence.
Consoles that were available to play included the Genesis, 32X, Sega CD, Game Gear, Nomad and more. If that wasn’t enough, Sega managed to dig out some old developmental models of the Dreamcast, the Genesis/ Sega CD combo pictured above, and even developer guides and VHS tapes for the Saturn.
Sega are a company that have always held onto their proud history regardless of the struggles they have faced in more recent years. Lets hope they manage to scrounge out a Dreamcast 2 dev kit for GDC 2033.