SEGA Dreamcast revival?

by snout on 08-01-2006, 19:56
Topic: MSX Related
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Source: Tweakers.net

On the web, rumors are circulating that SEGA are to offer a rather surprising bundle with the upcoming shooter Radilgy. Although no official statements have been made yet, it looks like the game will become available bundled with a SEGA Dreamcast console and a special phone card. Source of this information is the German website Gamefront, yet there are several websites -such as GamersReports- that doubt whether the Dreamcast will actually become available again. It does not seem unlikely though, that after (in alphabetical order) Atari, Commodore and MSX, SEGA is to join in the line of revived retro computers.

*** Update

Thanks to viejo_archivero, we can now confirm that the return of the SEGA Dreamcast consoles is not a rumor, but a fact. Pre-orders of the Dreamcast bundle can be placed over here.

Relevant link: Radilgy Dreamcast bundle - preorder page

Comments (22)

By viejo_archivero

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08-01-2006, 20:31

Some corrections/additions. The game name is Radilgy, and actually it is not a rumor: a limited number of Dreamcasts will be sold just in Japan with this game (preorders can be done here). Btw, another new shooter will come on March, this time the game will be Under Defeat (by G.Rev) and is another direct conversion from a Naomi arcade. Long life to the Dreamcast! ;)

By snout

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08-01-2006, 20:34

updated newspost Smile

By viejo_archivero

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08-01-2006, 20:47

Cool! Smile. Anyway, I do not think it is a strict revival... they will only ship a limited number of consoles and just inside Japan. I guess is more like stock sellin' than startin' a revival. But is cool to see the Dreamcast is still movin', and having nice software releases Big smile.

By W76NearDark

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08-01-2006, 21:03

Ah very good news indeed. Can't wait to play those games on my DC, which I consider one of the best consoles ever Smile

By tfh

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08-01-2006, 21:47

And also note that these are refurbished (2nd hand) ones Smile

By Samor

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09-01-2006, 12:50

DC homebrew is also still alive.
not unlike a certain MSX system Wink

By sd655

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10-01-2006, 12:33

AFAIK, those are not new DC systems, are old repaired DCs bundled by Sega for a limited release. I read somewhere Sega did the same with Puyo Pop Fever.

By Haohmaru

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10-01-2006, 13:13

Yes. The Dreamcasts sold in those bundles are REFURBISHED.

...I wonder how hard it is for people to read sometimes Wink

By Meits

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10-01-2006, 13:54

It's not that hard to obtain a secondhand DC for some lausy bucks... So... funny initiative, but if they go over € 60,-, it's not that interresting...

By [D-Tail]

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11-01-2006, 09:32

I wouldn't actually call the Dreamcast a 'retro computer' or 'retro console', but heck... Smile

By Samor

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11-01-2006, 09:49

it's becoming one quickly Tongue

By jlemos

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08-01-2015, 02:51

Nice game, but I saw by the WebArchive.

https://web.archive.org/web/20120415085721/http://mile-stone...

Best regards.

By syn

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09-01-2015, 22:03

I have been playing some games on Dreamcast emulator lately.. I really should buy a real DC sometimes Big smile

I got some sealed games from a few years ago.. maybe good to try actually play them Big smile

By Samor

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12-01-2015, 13:13

real DreamCast discs are GD-Roms though, they don't work on a normal DVD-Rom player.

By syn

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12-01-2015, 14:54

Samor wrote:

real DreamCast discs are GD-Roms though, they don't work on a normal DVD-Rom player.

Obviously I mean buy a real dreamcast so I can actually play the games I bought years ago Smile

On emulator there isnt much point in playing a real copy imho, Isos are way more convenient Smile

By Meits

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12-01-2015, 22:15

You can download DC ISOs, burn them and play them on an unmodded DC... That's a lot of fun... They thought the CDs wouldn't be copyable, but it turns out they are...
I had one as well... There was some issue with the lid... When the lid opens, the machine resets... So having issues with the lid is quite dangerous when playing a game... The tiniest move of the console resulted in a reset... Man I hated that thing for that reason...
It seems this wasn't an isolated insident...

By Samor

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13-01-2015, 10:29

My DC's still fine, the controller and video cables are a little worn out, though.

By Creepy

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13-01-2015, 10:50

Mine still works like a charm as well. I had some power issues as well but thats easy to fix. Take the DC apart and clean the power pins. The only thing I want now is an easy installable harddisk mod so I can get rid of the (burned) CD's/GD's

By syn

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13-01-2015, 21:38

My brother had a DC (thats where I played on back in the days) but the most vulnerable part of console was the GDrom. He did got some spare part (i think its the lens part) from a friendly gameshop in case it broke down, but he also bought a extra dreamcast just in case.

Btw that spare dreamcast was one from the last batch, which unfortunately has latest firmware or whatever which made it unable to read copied cd's. But we never did use copied games anyway because ppl said burned cd's may shorten the lens' lifespan.. whether its true or not.. I dont know.

@creepy yeah MSX beat DC in that regard, we got nice CF/SD card readers/nowinds/flashcards Big smile I once saw some site where someone posted his working setup for DC with a SD card reader, but iirc it needed soldering/modding.

By mtn

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14-01-2015, 10:20

syn wrote:

@creepy yeah MSX beat DC in that regard, we got nice CF/SD card readers/nowinds/flashcards Big smile I once saw some site where someone posted his working setup for DC with a SD card reader, but iirc it needed soldering/modding.

SD card reader for DC is a very simple mod, but they are available commercially aswell.

I <3 my DC. Too bad Konami didnt..

By Samor

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14-01-2015, 11:00

not a lot.. there's Air Force Delta, Silent Scope and a number of music games (and MGS via the bleemcast emulator). Anything else?

By mtn

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14-01-2015, 23:17

mtn wrote:

SD card reader for DC is a very simple mod, but they are available commercially aswell.

This is the one I
used, if my memory serves me correct..