Tag Archives: dreamcast
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
Mon, Mar 10, 2008 | 08:56 GMT
This is awesome. This story is claiming that gamers were “duped” by Sega asking for Dreamcast serial numbers over the weekend, and that the domain “dreamcast.com” is not owned by the company.
Using amazing internet skills, videogaming247.com has confirmed that Sega does, in fact, own Dreamcast.com. From the whois registry:
Domain Name: DREAMCAST.COM
Shoji Takamitsu (Shoji_Takamitsu@sega.co.jp)
Haneda 1-2-12, Ohta-ku, Tokyo
Creation Date: 12-Jun-2005
Expiration Date: 12-Jun-2008
Give Shoji a ring if you like, just to be doubly sure.
The outcome of registering your Dreamcast on the site is that you’re given a Dreamcast branded email account. Dreamcast’s tenth anniversary is this year, so rumour is obviously rampant that getting your machine’s identity on the list will have another benefit somewhere down the line.
Mon, Mar 10, 2008 | 14:12 GMT
Sega wants to know if you still own a Dreamcast, a simple question that’s resulted in a factor-12 netquake.
All you see when you hit the link at that page is, “Due the high volume of account requests, the service will be temporally suspended.”
Apparently, if you successfully navigate beyond this then Sega asks you to register your console, assuming you didn’t swap it for chocolate when PS2 came out, to activate your Dreamcast.com account. Dreamcast’s tenth anniversary’s this year, so that probably explains it.
Zorg’s probably at home shaking, unable to type. Shenmue III and Dreamcast 2 to be announced next week, Yu Suzuki to become global president, etc.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Feb 21, 2008 | 12:50 GMT
Here. All 606 games, all sealed. He wants $20,000 for the lot. We’re prepared to take odds-on bets that no one buys this.
Mon, Feb 04, 2008 | 13:08 GMT
The director of the original Samba de Amigo, Shun Nakamura, has explained why the Dreamcast maraca game, now headed to Wii courtesy of Gearbox, ended up with a monkey as the main character.
“It was easy to make him dance and show off in a fun-filled atmosphere,” he said, speaking here. “We tried numerous face designs before we finally came up with the existing game model.”
Sega’s listing Samba de Amigo for Wii as “spring 2008″ at the moment, but nothing’s been seen of everyone’s favourite rattling monkey since the new version was announced last year. The Dreamcast original was brilliant, and very hard, and brilliant hard things are always worth waiting for, so we’re good with that.
Sun, Feb 03, 2008 | 16:28 GMT