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Old 12-22-15, 01:23 PM
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船reamcast 2′ Reportedly Under Development, Could Be a PC-Console Hybrid.

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There痴 been excitement over a possible sequel to the SEGA Dreamcast, dubbed the 泥reamcast 2, 17 years after the console made its debut. The project seeks to bring a PC-style Dreamcast 2 console to the market.

Patrick Lawsen, a member of the SEGA Dreamcast 2 group that aims to revive the brand, said there痴 been some progress in the project. He said there痴 a group has the help from some 鉄EGA of Japan interns and independent OEM designers, CinemaBlend reported.

The plan is to bring a PC rig to the market that can run SEGA痴 old and new games, and it would be a competitor to Steam Machines or even Alienware and Cyberpower, the report said. The shell of the new device will look similar to the old Dreamcast but will be modified and updated. A mock-up was being shared on Twitter and Facebook:



He wrote about the progress on Dec. 21, according to the Gaming Ground website:

的知 truly excited about the Crowdfunded prospect for SEGA RingEdge Zero/RingWide Elite. There痴 virtually no competition in the PC rig business and most PC gamers are left having to spend heavy budgets on building the perfect rig as Alienware is both expensive and just doesn稚 offer Quality for its less expensive rigs. The design and spec build we致e chosen has Intel Core i5 Haswell, the most popular and strongest quality performing CPU among PC gaming enthusiasts.

轍uality and 轍uality Control is something missing in-game hardware brands now in days. And is something SEGA had with all of its consoles.

If we can get just a million backers worldwide, our upcoming KS could be funded in record time and with SEGA licensing it could have it out on the market in less than a year!

Lawsen and the other group working to resurrect the Dreamcast said that SEGA officials in Japan are in involved. And they are now planning to host the Kickstarter to get the hardware and designs finalized, CinemaBlend reported, which said that the 妬dea that a new console could be out by the end of 2016 almost sends chills down my spine.

For those unfamiliar, the Dreamcast was SEGA痴 final home console and was a fan favorite , but it couldn稚 compete with the likes of the Sony PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox, and the Nintendo Gamecube, which all came out after the Dreamcast was released. As a result, the console became a commercial failure and crushed SEGA as a maker of consoles. Many of the games on the Dreamcast were considered quite innovative and received critical acclaim, including Grandia II, Skies of Arcadia, Shenmue, and Jet Set Radio. Many also praised the Dreamcast controller, while some reviled it as being bulky and ugly.

The Project Dream website has a countdown timer that could lead to a revelation about when the Dreamcast 2 may be released, as Tweaktown notes. The site speculates that the system may be a PC-console hybrid, and it might use x86 architecture while sporting a NVIDIA GTX 740 GPU, an Intel i5 4460 at 3.4GHz, and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. The new system will have WiFi controllers. Tweaktown adds that the Project Dream website is more of a 努hat if scenario.

SEGA has not officially said anything about the Dreamcast 2 hardware.

The author of the Gaming Ground article, Robin Elk, stated, 的 got blown away by the fact that our Dreamcast 2 article had become a huge hit (it was the first thing that I saw when I checked my phone), and the SEGA community seems to be really excited and thrilled about Project Dream. Elk was the one who obtained Lawsen痴 statement and organized them.

Lawsen added, per The Gaming Ground:

Genesis Neo/Dreamcast Evolution I知 even MORE hyped for. This is the chance for SEGA to do something really innovative,cutting edge and NEW. This was SEGA back in the day, pioneering and always trying something completely new and original! Ahead of their time!

撤art of our goal is for SEGA to price either product for an affordable,cheap price. Part of the magic about SEGA is that being primarily and Arcade Amusement company, they have the resources and ability to sell a Home Consumer Product at far better price points than Sony,Nintendo and Microsoft because they never built consoles from scratch and instead use Arcade Machine parts and accessories.

All SEGA consoles were/are based off Arcade hardware and all except Dreamcast were sold at profit including Sega Saturn. The reason why DC was sold at a loss was because it was priced $50 too cheap. Its original price was supposed to be $250(because its BOM price was $175) and SEGA did not have enough supply for its NAOMI Arcade counterpart for mass production due to the fact that its SH-4 Katana motherboard was mainly used in Hybrid Cars.

He elaborated more on SEGA痴 advantages:

SEGA can also do what not even PlayStation can: They have the technology to sell developers SDKs at cheaper prices and can cut budget and development costs on console games.

溺iku,Yakuza,Aliens,Hero Bank,Samurai and Dragons,Crazy Taxi,Ecco The Dolphin,Virtua Cop,Virtua Fighter,Border Break,Bayonetta,Shinobi,Total War, Company of Heroes,Phantasy Star,Skies of Arcadia,End of Eternity,Sands of Destruction,Valkyria,Shining Force,Billy Hatcher,Nights,Panzer Dragoon,Fighting Vipers,NY Gunblade,L.A. Machineguns,Operation GHOSTS,Dream Raiders,Let痴 Go Island, SEGA Bass,SEGA Rally,Daytona USA,Under Night in Birth,Demon Tribe, Shenmue, Code of Joker. SEGA has far more viable and superior 1st party IPs then Sony that would be able to sell at a more diverse base of consumers: Particularly Casuals,PC games and Veteran gamers. People who don稚 own PS4 or care for it.

鉄ega痴 current Arcade boards are RINGEDGE 2 and Nu from 2012-2013. SEGA should be unveiling some new Arcade hardware at AOU in February. We have SOJ interns involved. They will present the ideas to SEGA of Japan next Quarter. SEGA will revive its old IPs.

添uji Naka himself just accepted FB request. We have asked Joanne to translate in Japanese for us. If Naka gets involved, it痴 going to make headlines and catch SEGA Holdings attention.

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Help from SEGA interns?

Seems like wishful thinking and way overestimating the number of people that would be excited about this by banking on the Dreamcast name.

Making a more console like PC seems to be an effort a lot of people and companies have aimed for, but if Valve can't even get their shit together I doubt whoever is pushing this will get much farther.
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Re: 船reamcast 2′ Reportedly Under Development, Could Be a PC-Console Hybrid.

I'd buy the hell out of that thing if it were true.
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Make Half-life 3 exclusive to it and it'll be a massive hit
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http://kotaku.com/no-sega-isnt-launc...t-2-1749342080

So what’s actually going on? Well, there’s a fan campaign, run by a group of Sega devotees who launched a change.org petition earlier this year in hopes of convincing the Japanese publisher to release an HD-supporting limited edition of the Dreamcast. The campaign, organized by a handful of people including Sega fans Ben Plato and Patrick Lawson, has a Facebook group called “Dreamcast Revival” with 882 members.

Lawson has been giving interviews to several websites over the past few days, which has led to incorrect headlines like “‘Dreamcast 2′ Reportedly Under Development, Could Be a PC-Console Hybrid” and “The Sega Dreamcast 2 Wants To Answer PC Gamers’ Wishes.” That’s what led Facebook to conclude that Sega “reportedly” plans to release a successor to the Dreamcast nearly 15 years after leaving the hardware business. It’s been one long game of broken telephone, exacerbated by the reach of Facebook’s trending topic algorithm.
So basically, this is a bunch of crap.
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Re: 船reamcast 2′ Reportedly Under Development, Could Be a PC-Console Hybrid.

典he Sega Dreamcast 2 Wants To Answer PC Gamers Wishes.
Just what wishes are those, and what would this thing do to address them?
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Wow, April Fools came really late this year.
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Re: 船reamcast 2′ Reportedly Under Development, Could Be a PC-Console Hybrid.

I really loved my Dreamcast in college. Piracy had as much of a hand in killing it as Sony and Microsoft did.

I have no idea what this is, but getting the Dreamcast to run over VGA to HDMI is not difficult. You need a VGA cable and a VGA-to-HDMI converter. Altogether it costs like $50.
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