Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

Plans to bundle the Dreamcast games console with a multi-region DVD player have been announced by Sega Europe as it readies for the Christmas campaign against Sony. In theory, throwing in a multi-region DVD player balances the differences between PS2 and Dreamcast, but will it work?

Consumers will now be faced with almost identical specifications for Sega's Dreamcast and Sony's Playstation 2, both with a £299 price tag.

And Sega's move may hurt Sony which is struggling to meet worldwide demand for the PS2. This is "prime time" for Sega according to a company spokesman as the company attempts to capitalise on Sony's woes.

"There's a shortage of PS2 stock this period and the Dreamcast, complete with DVD player and DVD tokens is available now."

The spokesman confirmed that Sega would have enough Dreamcasts available to cope with demand during the Christmas period.

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Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

All right PXS2/DC are weak compared to my AMIGA System. Using a custome chip ever bit as powerful as the CPU they use for Lost World. The graphic on it will make todays console look like Atari 2600. If only you can see the games design for it. I swear you thought you were looking at a games in the future......."efrsd" you know who you are. just upset becasue you wish you had a AMIGA this powerful...Amiga RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

Just 'cause it's got a Sony label on it doesn't mean that the PS2 is the end-all, be-all of "set top boxes." Truth is, anything the PS2 can do, a PC can do as well, if not better. Also, it's not like you're going to want to sit in front of the TV and type up papers, read email or browse the web, right? Or play MP3s. Or burn CDs. And you sure as hell can't use a PS2 to get at all the good porn floating around out there, that's for sure. Despite Sony Computer Entertainment's Phil Harrison asserting that the PS2 heralds the "death" of PC gaming, there's a few million people out there waiting for Team Fortress 2, Duke Nukem Forever, Warcraft 3 and dozens of other games that will either debut on the PC or only be playable on our beloved open platform. We can definitely understand the lure of new technology, especially when it comes to games, but you'll never catch us waiting in line for eighteen hours to get our hands on a new 3D accelerator

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

Why the hell should I wait a year to buy an Xbox when the PS2 is out right now?Why the hell indeed. The only reason you or anybody else should buy a console is because you want to play the games. So the real question is "Why the hell will Xbox have better games than anywhere else?"Well, I'm not going to try to convince you by telling you a bunch of technical crap. All that matters is if game developers can take advantage of all that silicon to make awesome games. So you should look to them for the answer. If they're stoked about Xbox, if they are excited about getting to work on Xbox, and if they have fun working on Xbox, then they will produce amazing Xbox games - pure and simple.Therefore the real answer is: you will want to buy an Xbox because Xbox has unprecedented support from game developers, and because the Xbox team spends all its time, effort, and focus to ensure that Xbox game developers kick ass.Your purchase decision regarding the PS2 is your own business. But be advised for future reference that it is incompatible with Xbox titles.What kind of new experiences can we expect on the Xbox and why should I care?Let's call out a few of the unique capabilities of Xbox: 100 million actual-real-no bull vertices/second, full pixel shaders, a programmable vertex pipeline, hardware curves, full AA, 256 hardware audio channels, hardware 3D audio, 6.4Gb/sec UMA, broadband, hard drive, etc. etc. etc. etc. Just to name a few. This kind of stuff, combined with the basic architecture and tools available, fundamentally changes the rules for what is possible to do in a game. It means that programmers, artists and designers become freer.Most importantly it means that gameplay changes.You see, we're not simply interested in better-looking stuff - shinier cars with better looking wheels and trivia like that. What we're interested in is ten times more cars in the game, the ability to see your opponent ten blocks ahead in a traffic disaster, hundreds of p

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

Continue....of pedestrians on the street, 50 car pileups, things like that. Things that take advantage of Xbox features and performance to take gameplay to the next level. Fundamentally, we designed Xbox to give game designers a whole set of totally new opportunities to blow away gamers. That's what it's all about.One of the many rumors is that the Xbox is merely a PC for the living room and that Microsoft is just trying to take over the world. Is this true?Konami, Capcom, Midway, and an ever-growing team of console publishers and developers are not confused by this. Why are you? Xbox is a game console. Microsoft is just trying to make an awesome game console, dude.3DO and Atari Jaguar are two examples of American made consoles. You can see why I'm a bit skeptic. Why is Xbox different?It's really tough. There are approximately ten zillion things that you need to get right in order to have a successful console. And you can hang out and analyze why other guys have failed (and boy have we - in fact, we've paid attention to other attempts as well, like Saturn, SegaCD, MSX, and others) but, as I said above, being able to offer a bunch of great games is the most important thing. Now, that said, the price has to be right, and the distribution, and the advertising, the first party, third party, support from Japan and Europe, etc. etc. etc.

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

i think the xbox is a waste of time, sony and sega would have the market locked, and it would be hard for the xbox to compete with the PSX2 and the Dreamcast, if it was released before those 2 consoles it would rule the market, and about that comment about the best games developers in the worldthey dont stay at the top very long and someone will always better than the bestbut they are not going to put all there eggs in one box

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

To say sony and sega have the console lock is untrue. when sony came out with the ps1, who would think that they will out sold sega and nintendo. Refering to scoop comment about no one stay on top over, exactly proof my opion, that Xbox could take over. got to remember there alot of computer owners out there willing to put money into xbox...............

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

Just like anything out there..If the consoles offer better graphics and better games or equal games but better graphic. I would purchase an X-Box. Microsoft is a large company. They have a strong commitment to dominate. In what ever they invest it. So right now going to wait for X-box. Rented a PS2, so far not inpress in the games....

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

I agree with Lisa L. I heard that PS2 is hard to program from developers, Even the all mighty Carmike (father of Quake III) share the same opion.From what I heard from developers that X-Box is just like programing todays games for the computer. That why so many top developers are signing up to the platfroms. I will be looking forward to see it...............

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

I am Scared For Sony, No.1 The system is hard to program (i've heard that one before) so the games would be harder to make and longer to port from DC or PC. No.2 The system being hard to program. hmmmmm **Cough coug-sega saturn-h Cough** no.3 The system being hard to program!!!!

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

We knew Sony was going to have some killer first-party stuff, be we didn't know it would prevent screen burn-in as well! We certainly enjoy the pretty colors and constantly changing shapes in Fantavision, and it gives us something to put on our TV screens while we're trying to figure out which DVD we're going to watch. To all those who feel that the PC isn't capable of competing with the PlayStation2's "Emotion Engine" (we haven't heard a lamer name for a processor since the Laguna Cirrus), download this fun little free screensaver, load it up on your PC and laugh at your friends who went without sleep for two days in order to be first in line to spend $400 on the 4th of July simulator.[url removed]

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

TechnologyThose geniuses of marketing at Sony have been trying to make everyone think the PS2 is the best thing since sliced bread (or the Super Nintendo, we're not sure), but remember that when you buy the system, you're going to be stuck with it for quite a while. It took five years for the PSOne to finally be replaced, and look how frickin' ugly those PSOne games look in comparison now. Five years. Long years...Let's take a stroll down memory lane. Where was the PC five years ago? In 1995, the top computers were Pentium 200s -- you know, machines that run at a 200Mhz clock speed. Hey, wait a minute! Isn't the PS2 running at 300Mhz? Wow, one and half times as fast, and it only took five years to get there. Too bad PCs are screaming along past one GigaHertz now. Who the hell knows what PCs will be like in five years? The PlayStation2 boys, though, they'll love those ancient graphics.

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

The Truth is, Consoles are alot better at video games than even PCs. I have a 850MHZ pentium III and what does that prove?I can play PSX games with an emulator, but If I try to play a PS2 game, It probably won't work as fast. Believe me, a 33MHZ Console system can play games just as good as a 500MHZ P3.The PS-one has a processor at about 33MHZ by the way.If you don't believe me, try to play a PS-one game on a 400 or 450 MHZ PC.Also, PC games still have a label reading "requirements, 266 MHZ..."What does that mean you ask? It means that PS2 games are set to a 300MHZ PS2 system, where PC games are set at 266.So even if you have a 1GZH PC, the games you play on it are made for a 266MHZ and most likely won't be that much better than the PS2 games.I aint bad mouthing PC games as I play them myself on my PC, but stupid idiot people bashing at the PS2 don't know shit about how games work.I have a PS2 and it is awesome. It's way better than a dreamcast.Also, how can you compare a $300 console system to a $2500 Computer?Of course you can do more things on a computer, and have better resolution.Thats why It cost more.

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

I just had to post this about the Idiot telling people not to buy a console because 5 years later, a better one is going to come along, HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.If people waited for the next system every five years, they'd never buy one!just think, Seeing a new system and saying, " I aint gonna buy it cuz 5 years later they'll make a better one." And again 5 years later a new system comes out and again you say. "Wow this system is alot better, but I'm gonna wait 5 years..." and if you just do that, you'll never buy one, then you'll be to old to like video games and you're gonna kick yourself for not buying one when you had the chance. LOL

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

The Human Encoding Chip featured in our new PS3 product is a high quality fun enhancement to gamers of all ages.The consumer simply gets a shot as they commonly do to take a common vaccinacion, then the inoculated consumer would point their arm towards any compatible PS3 arcade or game consonle, deposit their money on the arcade machine slot or press the start button, and the fun would begin.Of course, we are predicting that there would be those who at first would abnegate to take the simple painless shot in the arm or the buttocks, that's why we designed a tracking PS3 chip in the form of a supository, instead of the consumer having to take a shot, they would simply have to insert the chip by the rectum like the common supositories used by phisicians.PS3 will be humongous hit with this new feature that will allow gamers to be them and only them the only ones to be able to enjoy the new PS3 technology.It's all simple, you get the tracking chip shot on your arm or your buttocks, or you don't get to play Sony's new PS3 Dream Machine. In the near future we have plans to implant Sony's PS3 chips on new born babies whose parents have agreed to participate in our program.We will bring joy to millions of home across the world thanks to the Human Encoding technology....

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

this is a lot of BULL SHIET.........the health people would never pass this idea... or machine, unit, whatever the hell you wanna call it..and sony would sell this kinda shiet to bio companies or something. ya know what i mean?anyway they don't have the money to develop that kinda stuff...and why would a sony spokesman tell Megagames.com this stuff.......................YER FULL - O - S H I T !!!

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

All the stupid fool who actually believe the joke are complete idiot!Come on, I'm only 12 and I knew better than to accept the statement... Everyone else older than me who beleive the post (actually responded) Must apply themself to school more... I know I'm upsetting those indviduals but like the saying goes..."If the shoe fit, then wear it"I guess when I grow up looking out of my office, I will be seeing you taking out the garbage!

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

Poor darthanus what wrong? Did I hit a nerve? You must be one, that beleives everthing you read. Yea! I really can tell you can spell too (darthanus spelled english - engrish).When it comes down to it I'm just a young kid who will make alot of mistakes in life (that expected).But I'm pretty sure your either in highschool, or a grown man, either way responding to a 12 child comments (that really mature of you) is your big mistake.Oh well you probally contemplating on making comment that you to are in the same age. But it too late for that now. Some fool or fools had to respond to my statement. It was done for that soul purpose. And you played yourself to 12yr old kid hands.... "Now who's the IDIOT

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

LOL we all enjoy drama going on this post. Darthanus all we can say is "The shoe does fit and you wear it well"LAN-Party2000 is going great here (30 + so far). We are always taking new members. 20.00 a month is all we ask. Money goes to renting the room and providing pizza and beverages. So if ever move to Vallejo, CA. Please stop on by...........

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

Sega is soo cheap they are always one step behind on everything and then when a good game system comes out what does sega do???..... of course they copy the idea ... the PS2 is going to bring sega down to it's knees!!! PS2 has 100 times better graphics and the ablilty to play Ps games on it is PHAT!!if your a true gamer get a PS2i mean i would get an atari before i would wast my money on a dreamcast

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

PSX2 is tha same thing as DREAMCAST! it just has no point to buy tha PSX2 when u already have a dreamcast..!!! its tha same thing! oh.. WOW only cuz it has dvd im going to buy it??? no! dvd movies are like $70 each and i do not want to waste dat much money! all wat i think of tha PSX2 its not worth it!

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

Hey I think your all a bunch of ****ed up console supporters go **** your shitty ****ed up ass-fart piece of shit machine and go ram it as far as you can up your gay asshole. PC RULES ALWAYS WILL SO **** YOU. You want to **** with me write to me!! ****wits.

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

PS2 is a totall waste. i got my DC, and the games run just fine. i would not buy PS2, although it has DVD, dreamcast games are funner and more worthwhile and DC has internet play already. game cube will dominate, DC will be in second, and PS2 will be in last. im not impresses with PS2 games, as i rented one. sorry to all you PS lovers, but the lates PC's kick major ass over PS2. sorry

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

The Dreamcast had alot of launch games that were actually good! PS2 has built in rumble packs which usually really distract people even though you can disable it, its still annoying. The Dreamcast will have all those special features such as DVD, ZIP drive, and active internet connection with new games coming out made for internet like Halflife and Unreal Tournament with multiplayer capabilties.

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

Sal, I must agree with you, if Maddog is paying that much for DVD's, then he really is mad!But to the point now, Dreamcast and PSX2: face it people, the PSX2 is a better unit, the technology and the hardware are better then the Dreamcast. However, the Dreamcast is still a great machine and it's much cheaper.Now even with the PSX2 being a better unit, are we going to see much of a difference between the two machines? Probably not, programmers and designers out there are not going to make games any time soon that is going to push either machines to it's limit.Basically, until then, both machines will serve the purpose of providing games with excellent graphics, which most of us won't be able to tell apart.So stop your whinning about which one is better, and get the one that suits your needs.

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

james, sega are one step behind because sony wait for sega to release there specs, then sony wait and show their cards and wow, they stuck aces up their sleaves, they release a spec that wont be availabe till it comes out, thats y they are top of the list, sega are great, the origional console makers in my eyes, sony just have to rely on better specs to sell

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

besides, consoles are gonna die, PC's are upgradable, thats y they will always be better, u can upgrade as the specs improve, with a console u cant improve till they release a new system, sucky! PC's will always be one step ahead of them all, i mean i can say "PCS had DVD's first, sony are soooo behind!!!!" wot ya gonna say to that??? face it, for games, PC rock!!!! plus u get the best of both worlds, cos sega games come out on PC, and so do PSX games

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

ok, i just read through more peoples replys, and can i just say, bad games isnt the consoles fault, blame the makers of the games, not the makers of the system, second of all, if ur all such no-it-all as business and distibution, y dont u work for sony of sega???? none of u know wot ur talking about, there both good systems as far as im concerened, but i think sega will come out ontop because poor old sony appear to have done some bad planning and HEY, they cant keep up, i can see people getting sick of waiting and cancelling orders for a dc

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

Another thought...Why put PC's Against consoles? It is true that the fastest pc's can beat consoles but they also carry a hefty price tag. It really depends on the gamer and how much he/she is willing to spend. PC's probably will never kill consoles. Perhaps one day somthing will come out that replaces both, because lets face it, PC's and Consoles as we know them won't be around forever!

Sega adds DVD to Dreamcast

I reckon eventually PC's and Consoles will merge into one affordable system for both gamers and workers!! this will be good for software i think aswell!!!! i also predict a total home entertainment merge i.e. tv,vcr,pc,console ,hifi into one big system!!!!!!!!!!

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