NEW DREAMCAST GAME IN SHOPS

But hang on, what’s this?

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Oh. It’s an Xbox 360 reissue.  :(

Blurry photo hastily taken at PC World. On the plus side it was the only bastion of HAPPY BLUE SKY GAMING sitting on a shelf of dreary 18+ sludge.

“VINTAGE SEGA DREAMCAST PROMOTIONAL TOWEL – BLUE”

Someone else is having a coming-of-age eBay sale. Mr “Funky Dung” had access to quite a range of promotional merchandise, it would seem. Or just lots of money to throw at import shops.

He no longer wants to continue carrying this very absorbent-looking Dreamcast towel about with him every time he moves house.

dreamcast towel

He also has an “MTV ‘The Lick’ & Dreamcast crossover t-shirt from when Sega tried and failed to make Dreamcast hip” up for grabs. Good luck.

DREAMCAST LIVES!

Sega are reviving the Dreamcast brand by releasing a four in one Dreamcast game pack for PC and Xbox Live Arcade.

With their immense back catalogue we’re sure to be in for quite a treat.

Daytona?
Sega Rally 2?
Shenmue?
Jet Set Radio?

No!

Instead, they’ve opted for:
Stupid Bass Fishing
Space Channel 5 Part 2
Sonic Adventure
Crazy shitting Taxi

Apparently, they’re ‘visually enhanced’

They might even make it so you can’t fall through the floor in Sonic Adventure.

Also, two of these are already available on Xbox Live Arcade, which is certain to please anyone who’s previously purchased them.

Here’s a video of Michael Jackson in Space Channel 5 Part 2

Thinking back, Space Channel 5 wasn’t actually that good.

THING THAT LOOKS A BIT LIKE A DREAMCAST SPOTTED IN THE MIDDLE-DISTANCE OF A VIDEO DEMONSTRATION

Is everyone excited about another year of this sort of thing?

possibly-a-dreamcast

“Dreamcast spotted in a Japanese research centre! Obviously not, but I like to think that between making mobile cinema toys, these guys all sit down for a bout of Sega Rally 2 on the DC in the background” – Gary.

YET ANOTHER BLOODY DREAMCAST GAME IS COMING OUT

It is called Sturmwind. We suspect that’s German for Storm Wind. It’s about horizontal alien attack and looks surprisingly OK, especially as its Wikipedia entry says it was originally meant for the Atari Jaguar CD.

Here’s the official trailer.

And here’s the press release, so we can say we’re still supporting the people who do this sort of thing even though we think they’re actually just a bit mental:

Recently, redspotgames revealed their latest Dreamcast title on “neues,” a news program on the German channel 3sat. There Max Scharl, CEO of redspotgames, presented Sturmwind for Dreamcast for the first time, including scenes from the game. But aside from a few clips in the background, this announcement was largely comprised of screenshots rather than video.

Since then, Sturmwind has been the recipient of wide-ranging international media feedback. The interest in this Shoot ‘em Up for the last Sega platform has taken hold not only in the Dreamcast scene, but far beyond. redspotgames has been thrilled to receive such interest from outside the target audience.

Now redspotgames, an indie publisher based in Munich and Duranik, a two-man developer team from Erlenmoos, Germany, present the official Sturmwind trailer on their YouTube pages. The trailer features several levels as well as some of the game’s impressive bosses. It has also been revealed that the environment is completely destructable and that the game will feature vertical scrolling sections in addition to the horizontal. Sturmwind is still on target for a Q2 2011 release.

Preorder can be made at http://www.redspotgames.com/shop. As the publishers note, payment is not required until Sturmwind becomes available.

SEGA PUTTING DREAMCASTS INTO WASHING MACHINES

In an ironic twist, Sega have copied Sony, by secretly putting Dreamcast consoles inside washing machines.

Back story:

The missus went out, so I thought I’d impress her by showing her how much of a modern man I am, by attempting  the washing.

After several swears, a couple of threats and a few minutes of ham-fistedly mashing 80% of the buttons and twisting its FOUR dials, this little beauty popped up:

It’s the proper logo colour too. Not that stupid blue one.

The washing machine even appears to be washing things, and it hasn’t caught fire.

Brownie points all round. This’ll make up for the last eleven-ish years of erratic mood swings.

NEW INTERNATIONAL DREAMCAST 2 LOGO COLOUR VARIATIONS

After three days of not-updating, here’s something that looks like the Dreamcast logo. Very, very sorry about this. Put it down to seasonal affective disorder.

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“Dreamcast’s coming back. Japanese logo, European logo and some new logos, too” – F.

BY PUBLIC DEMAND: YUJI NAKA ON “DREAMCAST 2″

A man who used to be affiliated with SEGA mentioned Dreamcast 2 by name. This confirms its existence, although Mr Naka is obviously rather cagey about the whole subject. And is using it to help SHIFT UNITS of his new thing for the Nintendos.

But still.

yuji naka dreamcast 2

From here. Thanks to everyone who sent this is. It gained as much “traction” as the Obama Sonic bag.

DREAMCAST 2 CONTROLLER PATENTS DISCOVERED

It’s on the US Patent database and was applied for in 2005 and granted in 2009. So it must be true/real.

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“I found conclusive proof of the protracted development of DC2 while browsing a patent site (as you do). I can’t think of anything witty so please feel free to mock me mercilessly” – Neil.

dreamcast 2 controller

Prefer the one with a clock, if the design process is still ongoing.

EXCLUSIVE: DREAMCAST 2.0 TO BE FULLY V.90 MODEM COMPLIANT

Reader “Matt” has provided our first look at the hardware design of the upcoming Dreamcast 2.0, also confirming initial launch software plans and the console’s connectivity options.

Yes, we are now the UK’s #1 online care resource for the mental. When no one else listens to you or looks at your photographs and videos or clicks on the like button when you say something… “You could always try UKR.”

dc2proto2

Shouldn’t really be contacting you like this but it feels as though some people are abandoning all hope of DC 2.0.

I can’t reveal everything, but I have attached a couple of shots of the current prototype including some of the AWESOME new controller types.

I can confirm the following:

- DC2 will be available as hardware or as an iPhone App.
– DC2 will feature a fully V.90 compliant 56k modem.
– DC2 is compatible with both the CDTV and the CD32.
– DC2 will employ an improved version of the original VMU featuring a full colour 14″ CRT display.

Unconfirmed speculation:

- Terrier Games may be approached to supply launch title.
– Final case design could be sought from Pininfarina.
– Sony have voiced concerns over their inevitable crushing defeat.

That’s all I can risk saying right now.

dc2proto1

Thanks Matt! We’ll be along with your mashed banana and the feeding tube shortly. This picture is a surprisingly realistic vision of what we imagine most people’s gaming set-ups actually look like today.