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Unreleased Dreamcast Zip Drive Prototype for Sale on eBay

Monday, December 17th, 2018

UPDATE

Someone has bought the Dreamcast Zip Drive! The auction ended on the 18th of December at 18:07 CET.

ORIGINAL POST

The Dreamcast Zip Drive was an unreleased add-on that was due to release in Autumn 2000. Co-developed by SEGA and Iomega, the device would give users access to 100mb zip disks to allow for greater storage space for browsing the internet and downloading additional game content like maps for Quake III Arena. The add-on connects to the Dreamcast via its expansion port and power input, requiring you to then power your Dreamcast using the zip drive’s power input. The zip drive also features a USB slot on the front which would have given users access to more peripherals that never came to pass.

It’s an interesting little device that never made it to store shelves, but now you can own one of the prototypes. There is currently “one of less than five worldwide” on sale on eBay. The zip drive is located in Berlin and will set you back 4225 euros, around £3798 in British sterling. It’s certainly not a bargain, but it’s definitely one of the more interesting SEGA curios to pop up for quite some time. And let’s not forget, it does come with a zip disk!

Click here to be taken to the auction which is due to end on the 15th of January 2019.

Relic Entertainment Now Owned by SEGA; Platinum Games Interested in Buying Darksiders

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

SEGA has successfully won Relic Entertainment (developers of Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War and Space Marine) meaning it now has control of both the Warhammer license and Warhammer 40K license. SEGA paid a whopping $26.6 million.

In other news, Platinum Games has shown an interest in buying the Vigil studio who own the rights to the Darksiders franchise. This is an interesting move in that Platinum Games’ Bayonetta was released the same week as the original Darksiders.

Platinum Games head honcho Atsushi Inaba tweeted: “In THQ studio and IP selling off auction, Darksiders is unsold? [We] wanna buy it…on the cheap…”

The Vigil studio was not put up for auction with the other THQ franchises which could mean that Platinum Games make a deal with THQ out of auction for the lower price that Inaba-san is talking about.

[Source: Eurogamer]

Rumour: SEGA Looking to Buy Warhammer 40K License

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Remember recently when SEGA acquired the Warhammer license? That deal does not include the license to all Warhammer properties. This includes the Warhammer 40K license.

However, after THQ recently declared bankrupcy, the publisher are now selling of its’ properities one by one. Guess who might be in the run to get their hands on the Warhammer 40K license and Relic Entertainment (developers of Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War)? That’s right; SEGA.

Indie developer Tim Lewinson recently tweeted; “Hearing that the high bid for @Relicgames at the @THQ IP auction is *drumroll* @Sega.”

If this is true then SEGA will be home to all Warhammer licensed games for the foreseeable future. More on this as we get it.

[Source: Spong]

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