Tag Archives: dreamcast
Thu, Dec 13, 2012 | 10:34 GMT
Ikaruga – the critically-acclaimed Dreamcast and GameCube scrolling shooter from Treasure – has launched on Android devices across Japan. Get the details below.
Tue, Dec 04, 2012 | 20:37 GMT
Pier Solar’s Kickstarter has 18 hours left, and while the project met its funding goal with six days to spare, WaterMelon’s game has met a pivotal stretch goal, meaning it will now also be released on Wii U. All stretch goals for the title have been met with 3,213 backers donating $211,222 towards the initial $139,000 goal. Pier Solar and the Great Architects will also release on PC, Mac, Linux, Dreamcast and Xbox 360.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 | 20:39 GMT
Pier Solar’s Kickstarter has met its funding goal with six days to go, prompting indie developer WaterMelon to update the HD edition of the game’s page with new stretch goals and a video.
Fri, May 11, 2012 | 09:00 BST
The developers behind Redux: Dark Matters have launched a Kickstarter campaign, with a limited edition Sega Dreamcast version up for grabs.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 | 16:53 GMT
SEGA’s Ben Harbone has teased that Shenmue and Skies of Arcadia could possibly be the next Dreamcast titles to hit download services. Here’s what he told GameReactor: “Those are a couple of our most requested games. I can’t say ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ but we may be working on them.” We’ll send a mail and be crossing our fingers for Skies of Arcadia in the meantime. Jet Set Radio is the next calssic game from SEGA to get an HD release, and is set for summer.
Fri, Dec 09, 2011 | 12:03 GMT
EA COO Peter Moore, anecdotally known as the man who pulled the plug on Sega’s beloved final console, the Dreamcast, has explained it wasn’t his decision to make.
Thu, Sep 22, 2011 | 10:34 BST
SEGA has confirmed that two more Dreamcast classics are to land on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network next month. Space Channel 5 Part 2 and SEGA Bass Fishing will arrive in Early October and have previously been featured on the physical Dreamcast Collection disc that was released to retail.
Sat, Sep 10, 2011 | 22:07 BST
It’s that time again, only it’s Saturday.
Tue, Apr 12, 2011 | 11:13 BST
A Sega brand manager has confirmed standalone releases of Dreamcast classics. Do a little dance. Catch a little fish.
Tue, Dec 07, 2010 | 14:41 GMT
Sun, Nov 28, 2010 | 18:03 GMT
What else would you expect from Crazy Taxi, we wonder.
Fri, Jan 15, 2010 | 02:14 GMT
Rumors abounding for years state that at one time, Microsoft planned to buy SEGA. Being gamers, most of you have heard this rumor.
What you may not have heard, though, was that at one time, SEGA wanted its Dreamcast games to be compatible with the original Xbox.
Wed, Oct 14, 2009 | 09:30 BST
Dreamcast launched in Europe ten years ago today. The fated Sega machine released over here on October 14, 1999.
We don’t need to tell you what happened. It’s enough to remember the European machine had a blue swirl over the American console’s orange. It’s enough to remember the first time you saw Soul Calibur running. It’s enough to remember how quickly the VMU ran out of battery power.
There’s loads more on Wikipedia.
Wed, Sep 09, 2009 | 11:45 BST
Makes you feel old, right? The American Dreamcast launched ten years ago today. It really was the Vietnam of games consoles; you had to be there, man.
Sega’s last, valiant assault on the hardware market ended in grand drama when the machine was discontinued in the US in 2001, a cessation followed in Europe in 2002.
Thu, Feb 05, 2009 | 20:15 GMT
Ex Sega starlet Yuji Naka has told Kikizo that he opposed Sega’s exit from the hardware business, wanting the company to stay in the little white box game.
“Until the very final moments, I was very much against Sega ceasing to develop hardware”, he said.
“In a way I feel that, had that decision not been made, Sega would have gone bankrupt – so maybe it was a good business decision. But at the same time, I also feel like, what the hell – we should have given it a go, and we should have taken that risk.”
He added: “that is just my personal opinion, because I really enjoyed the hardware side of things at Sega”.
Sega dropped Dreamcast production in 2001. Full interview through the link.
Thu, Nov 27, 2008 | 09:46 GMT
Dreamcast was born 10 years ago today.
The Sega console released in Japan on November 27, 1998, and didn’t reach the West for another year, launch in the US on September 9, 1999 and Europe on October 14 the same year.
The Japanese machine launched with Godzilla Generations, Virtua Fighter 3tb, PenPen TRiIceLon and July.
Dreamcast’s life was brief: cessation of production was announced of January 31, 2001, thanks mainly to competition from PS2.
Water under the bridge. Happy birthday, little man.
Mon, Sep 15, 2008 | 11:12 BST
A Guardian interview with Peter Moore has yielded probably the frankest ever description of Dreamcast’s demise, the exec saying he personally made the call to pull Sega out of the hardware market and head in the direction of multi-format publishing.
“We had a tremendous 18 months. Dreamcast was on fire – we really thought that we could do it,” he said. “But then we had a target from Japan that said – and I can’t remember the exact figures – but we had to make N hundreds of millions of dollars by the holiday season and shift N millions of units of hardware, otherwise we just couldn’t sustain the business.
“So on January 31 2001 we said Sega is leaving hardware – somehow I got to make that call, not the Japanese. I had to fire a lot of people, it was not a pleasant day.”
Moore added that even moving 100,000 units a day wasn’t enough to stop the rot in the console’s final days.
“We were selling 50,000 units a day, then 60,000, then 100,000, but it was just not going to be enough to get the critical mass to take on the launch of PS2,” he said.
“It was a big stakes game. Sega had the option of pouring in more money and going bankrupt and they decided they wanted to live to fight another day. So we licked our wounds, ate some humble pie and went to Sony and Nintendo to ask for dev kits.”
Anyone who remembers the collapse of Dreamcast is likely to recall it as one of the most sensational games news stories of all time. Read the interview. Fascinating stuff.
Tue, Sep 09, 2008 | 16:48 BST
Dreamcast is nine today, in America at least. The fated Sega machine was launched in the US on September 9, 1999, before practically defining the phrase, “And the rest is history.”
The console first launched on November 27, 1998, in Japan, and on October 14, 1999, in Europe.
GSW’s done a massive piece on it. Cry your bitter tears of pain over there.
Tue, Jul 29, 2008 | 07:08 BST
We’re all for a portable Dreamcast, but, er, not like this. Joystiq brings word of a Dreamcast emulator for Sony’s power-packed portable, but kinks abound.
To put things in perspective, the emulator’s author, “drkIIRaziel,” recently released a video of the emulator running Shenmue at a framerate that would make paintings proud – with load times to match.
That’s not to say things won’t improve, but we’re not hedging out bets on this thing being playable any time soon. However, if you’re looking for a PSP version of headless Ryo Hazuki’s hill-climbing adventure, today’s your lucky day.
Click the link for the aforementioned movie. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Tue, Mar 11, 2008 | 06:18 GMT
The news comes from Japanese site Mainichi, who has seemingly confirmed that Sega really doesn’t own the Dreamcast.com domain any more.
Apparently even the site’s registration details that we published this morning are also fake. Told you we had “amazing internet skills”.
Sega is considering “appropriate measures” to combat the action and is urging gamers to not to give any personal information to the site. So don’t.
By Mike Bowden