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Unreleased Dreamcast Game ‘Internet Game Pack’ Discovered

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Hidden Palace user ‘drx’ has discovered, dumped and released a cancelled Dreamcast game called Internet Game Pack. This title was developed by Visual Concepts in 2001 and was scheduled for release as an Official Dreamcast Magazine cover disc, but presumably shelved due to the unpopularity of the Dreamcast.

The game features a selection of classic games like Chess, Poker and Dominoes and was made for online play. However, all the games can be played offline as well. You can see the title in action via the embed below:

Head on over to Hidden Palace to download the disc image if you would like to play this title via emulation.

Retro Fighters Currently Seeking Kickstarter Funding for “Next Gen” Dreamcast Controller

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Retro Fighters were previously behind the successful Kickstarter campaign for the Next Gen N64 Controller, and the team are back with a new project to create a new and improved Dreamcast controller.

The Next Gen Dreamcast Controller features a variety of improvements that include a more ergonomic design, an improved analogue stick, a larger d-pad, additional shoulder buttons and a turbo function. The controller will be fully compatible with VMUs and vibration packs and is aiming to be produced and shipped by September 2019.

A single controller will set you back $43 with shipping to anywhere in the world. The Kickstarter campaign is currently running and will end of the 14th of March, so if you’re interested then head on over to the campaign page and have a look at the various pledge tiers.

New Books and Magazines Added to Merchandise Section

Monday, February 11th, 2019

A new selection of books and magazines have been added to our merchandise section. See below for the full list of additions:

Dreamcast Monthly issue 7 added to Magazines
Dreamcast Magazine issue 7 added to Magazines
Sonic 3: Exclusive Story of the Year! added to Books
Golden Axe novelisation by Andy Smith added to Books

OC Remix Reveal Skies of Arcadia Remix Album ‘Arcadia Legends’ | Fan Scene

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

The talented musicians at OC Remix have revealed their next album is going to be based on the music of legendary Dreamcast RPG Skies of Arcadia.

The album will be called Arcadia Legends and the project is being directed by Darkflamewolf and Modus. There is currently no word on a release date, but a trailer for the album can be viewed below:

Keep your eyes on the OC Remix website for updates regarding Arcadia Legends.

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.

Sonic 2 SEGA Ages Port to Include Scrapped Material, M2 Reveal Plans to Port Dreamcast Games

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

In an interview with Game Watch, M2’s Naoki Horii has revealed a lot of details about the Switch line of SEGA Ages ports.

Some key highlights include plans to port Sonic the Hedgehog 2 to the system and include elements originally removed from the game due to console limitations. Also revealed are plans to port Dreamcast games to the Switch and Horii confirmed there’s 3 key titles that the team are currently working on, but didn’t mention which ones.

The current batch of SEGA Ages ports will be a part of what M2 are calling, “season one”. They are planning 15 games for this season and the previously announced Thunder Force AC port will include additional stages and more colours than its original release. The team are also using fan feedback to help enhance their port of Gain Ground.

There has also been confirmation that the Model 1 emulation they are using for Virtua Racing allows them to improve the game. There is even talk of potentially porting the Model 1 Star Wars Arcade game if they can get authorisation to use the Star Wars license.

M2 have also revealed that they are planning to do a 2nd season of SEGA Ages ports once they’ve completed work on the first 15 games.

The SEGA Ages line currently consists of ports of Sonic the Hedgehog, Thunder Force IV and Phantasy Star which is currently Japan exclusive. A port is due for a Western release but there is currently no release dates. Other titles confirmed for a SEGA Ages release include Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Gain Ground, Space Harrier, Out Run, Columns II, Thunder Force AC, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Virtua Racing. 4 more unannounced games will round out season one.

[Source: Go Nintendo]

SEGA’s UK Online Shop Has Finally Opened | Merchandise

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

SEGA’s long-awaited UK online shop has finally opened and there’s some very interesting items up for sale.

There’s merchandise ranges for Yakuza, Alex the Kidd, Streets of Rage, Sonic the Hedgehog and more. Some of our favourite items include a very cool set of Yakuza family crest pin badges in a presentation box, an Alex Kidd framed print, a Streets of Rage drawstring bag and the Sonic x Sanio range of crossover plushies.

There’s also merchandise based on consoles so if a Mega Drive and Dreamcast range of clothing is up your street then the SEGA UK shop has you covered. This is probably the most extensive range of SEGA merchandise available outside of SEGA’s US online store, so if you’re based in the UK and have been jealous of the US SEGA shop, you finally have an alternative.

Head on over to the UK SEGA Shop now and browse their many collections. There’s bound to be something that’ll take your fancy.

Shenmue I & II Announced for Release on PC, PS4 & Xbox One in 2018

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

SEGA have revealed that Shenmue I & II are being remastered in high definition for PS4, Xbox One and PC, with a release due for 2018.

These updated versions of the classic Dreamcast titles are being developed by D3T, the studio behind the recent SEGA Mega Drive Classics hub on PC. These versions also boast an updated user interface, a choice of classic or modern controls, both Japanese and English game audio and fully scalable resolutions.

Check out the reveal trailer by clicking below:

Shenmue I & II will be released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One later in 2018.

New Dreamcast Game ‘Intrepid Izzy’ Seeking Kickstarter Funding

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Intrepid Izzy is a new Dreamcast action platformer from Senile Team; famed creators of Rush Rush Rally Racing and Beats of Rage. The game is currently in development and is seeking funding via the Kickstarter platform. At the time of writing the game is 40% funded with 17 days to go. If you’re interested in supporting a new Dreamcast project then you can visit the game’s Kickstarter page and pledge now. The Dreamcast tier will set you back 30 euros which is a great price for a brand new, physical Dreamcast game. In conjuction with the Dreamcast release, the game will also be released on PC and PS4.

[Source: Intrepid Izzy on Kickstarter]

YouTube Channel: SEGA Items at the Centre for Computing History

Friday, August 11th, 2017

We visited the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge and had a look at all their SEGA stuff! The centre is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10am ’til 5pm. Adult entry is £8.

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