Sega Dreamcast Messenger Bag - £18.50 - Insert Coin
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Sega Dreamcast Messenger Bag - £18.50 - Insert Coin

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Found 25th Mar 2016
Not expecting loads to find this to be a good deal or even a deal. But personally think this looks sweet and is currently 50% off. Long live the Dreamcast
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Live the dream.
Heat for awesome nostalgia goodness.
Cool. Or just buy a handbag and stop being jealous of women.
heat for the lol
I'll hang on for the master system wallet instead
huh? oO
With the American logo.. Eww. Give us the blue or orange one
Don't need it. Won't be much appreciated by the other half. Bought it anyway. Thanks!
Edited by: "dan4acres" 25th Mar 2016
paulpso

With the American logo.. Eww. Give us the blue or orange one


You get the PAL version (blue) if your order address is in the UK
Most underrated console ever.
some people will think its a real dreamcast and you will get mugged for it.
Lot of love for the dreamcast, stunners like virtual tennis and crazy, my own personal favourite was silver, unbelievable game
paulpso

With the American logo.. Eww. Give us the blue or orange one


It has the orange swirl, which is the original Japanese logo, which the US also used. It was changed to blue in Europe because the orange swirl was already trademarked here.

Not sure why someone would want the Euro logo when it was never something Sega wanted, they had to do it for legal reasons.
I'm voting hot because it looks cool but not for it's price.
Heated for the memories.
SEGA_AGES

It has the orange swirl, which is the original Japanese logo, which the … It has the orange swirl, which is the original Japanese logo, which the US also used. It was changed to blue in Europe because the orange swirl was already trademarked here.Not sure why someone would want the Euro logo when it was never something Sega wanted, they had to do it for legal reasons.



Looked better in blue....

Still have my dreamcast. It's gone a bit yellow with age but it's great. Soul Reaver was just brilliant on it. Online was before it's time. Even the VMUs were brilliant, although the main downside being they chewed through batteries for fun.

This whole console was pure genius, but the problem is just the very announcement of PS2 killed it. PS2 wasn't even out but everybody waited for it and ignored the Dreamcast. The hype alone was enough. Such was the power of the PlayStation brand at the time. Dreamcast was as good as dead by the time PS2 launched in North America and Europe, unfortunately.

PS2 didn't even have any good games for about a year! Dreamcast had ridiculously better games in that time period. It was a bit tragic really.
vulcanproject

Looked better in blue....Still have my dreamcast. It's gone a bit yellow … Looked better in blue....Still have my dreamcast. It's gone a bit yellow with age but it's great. Soul Reaver was just brilliant on it. Online was before it's time. Even the VMUs were brilliant, although the main downside being they chewed through batteries for fun.This whole console was pure genius, but the problem is just the very announcement of PS2 killed it. PS2 wasn't even out but everybody waited for it and ignored the Dreamcast. The hype alone was enough. Such was the power of the PlayStation brand at the time. Dreamcast was as good as dead by the time PS2 launched in North America and Europe, unfortunately. PS2 didn't even have any good games for about a year! Dreamcast had ridiculously better games in that time period. It was a bit tragic really.



Didn't Sony also tell some porky pies to make people wait? By claiming PS2 would be twice as powerful, "Toy Story quality graphics " etc I think they also paid for Half-Life not to be released on the Dreamcast, the leaked version was quite impressive.
Also note the Dreamcast was sort-of the first HD console with its VGA cable, certainly ahead of its time allowing PC quality crispness on the screen, way before HD became mega hyped with the Xbox 360 generation. I remember playing Shenmue on a 19" CRT PC monitor instead of a TV, beauty.
Shenmue how cani forget shenmue. What a game, and its sequel

How badass would it be if they made a new oneof them now
Best console ever.
Shenmue, MSR, crazy taxi, jet set radio. Phantasy star online, virtual striker 2

Lots and lots of top class games.
TN567

Shenmue how cani forget shenmue. What a game, and its sequelHow badass … Shenmue how cani forget shenmue. What a game, and its sequelHow badass would it be if they made a new oneof them now



They are!

kickstarter.com/pro…e-3

'Messenger bag'... A term invented to make the handbag sound masculine! I love my DC, not a fan of handbags though.
anlygi

'Messenger bag'... A term invented to make the handbag sound masculine! I … 'Messenger bag'... A term invented to make the handbag sound masculine! I love my DC, not a fan of handbags though.



Or, you know, a term invented for an actual bag used by actual messengers / couriers, who use that kind of bag because it's the most convenient type of bag for the job... Blam!
I am currently playing Shenmue 1, and then I will play 2 again. It is literally amazing when you consider when this game was made, you can see so many features that have been incorporated into other games since. With a VGA lead and a nice plasma it still looks superb.

What killed it in my opinion was a mixture of:
*Released when people were still hanging on to their PS1, N64's and people had lost faith in Sega after the several failed Mega drive addons and the Saturn. Even most N64 owners had lost faith in Nintendo, Sony completely
dominated the market at this point.

*Everyone was waiting for the PS2 that had DVD playback (and more game data storage vs GD-ROM), and all the hype surrounding it's hardware. Though it should be stated that the DC could do somethings better than the PS2, like the GC could do some things better than the original XBOX. But school playground specs win the day.

*The controller was comfortable and the VMU unit clever, but lacked dual analogue sticks, lacked shoulder buttons, plasticky feeling, needed rumble addon, the cord was in the wrong place making it shorter and it looked a bit weird.

*Piracy. Some conspiracy theories are that M$, in order to create a market position for it's own console deliberately leaked certain secret information about the DC (as it could use Windows CE), this enabled the DC to be easily hacked and the Utopia boot disc and a CD burner was all that was needed.
Though Sega may of also shot themselves in the foot if they had disclosed certain secret tech info for the "Bleemcast" boot disc, which enabled the DC to play the hugely popular PS1 games Gran Turisimo 2, Tekken 3 and Metal Gear Solid, albeit in 480P with anti aliasing and bilinear filtering. Perhaps Sony retaliated by aiding DC hackers also. None of us will know the truth, but it's a dirty billion dollar business and anything is possible.

*Online functions were too far ahead of the curve, at least in the UK and most of the western world. Me and my peers still didn't have the internet in 1998-2001, and if any of us did it would only be 56k using an AOL/Freeserve trial disc. All I remember was my mate putting a bit of a slow loading porn site on. I don't think many people actually played DC Quake and understood the potential of online gaming. A broadband capable addon was made available later, but the DC was dead by then.

*It was grey and white, it looked old fashioned compared to the futuristic looking black PS2 with it's blue LED and motorised disc tray. DC was also noisy (though that didn't hinder the Xbox360).

*Sega by 2001 had spent a hell of a lot on all of it's ambitious hardware and software projects, some of the innovations were brilliant but the market was not ready or interested in most of them. Shenmue alone cost up to, or maybe more than $70 million. The game was in quite a mature state of development for the Saturn, but then Sega decided to make it for the DC, so threw even more money at it.

*I think Sega, by the end of the DC's life and to this day is quite a disjointed company with no unifying leadership or focus.

Nice item btw. HOT
Now to find the Phoenix mirror...
Edited by: "thabiz" 26th Mar 2016
Always loved the abrupt audio warning when playing a Dreamcast disc in a CD player...

THIS IS A DREAMCAST DISC, AND IS FOR USE ONLY ON A DREAMCAST UNIT. PLAYING THIS DISC ON A HIFI OR OTHER AUDIO EQUIPMENT CAN CAUSE SERIOUS DAMAGE TO ITS SPEAKERS.

PLEASE STOP THIS DISC NOW

Edited by: "preecey" 25th Mar 2016
preecey

Always loved the abrupt audio warning when playing a Dreamcast disc in a … Always loved the abrupt audio warning when playing a Dreamcast disc in a CD player...THIS IS A DREAMCAST DISC, AND IS FOR USE ONLY ON A DREAMCAST UNIT. PLAYING THIS DISC ON A HIFI OR OTHER AUDIO EQUIPMENT CAN CAUSE SERIOUS DAMAGE TO ITS SPEAKERS.PLEASE STOP THIS DISC NOW



Off to put Shenmue in my sound system. Oh, where does the CD go?!
Heat for the nostalgia - it's still a little pricey for me, but I guess there isn't a cheaper deal to be had!
I think what killed the DC off was more to do with piracy than gameplay issues. There was a lot the DC could do (It was essentially the same hardware as used in arcade machines of the time (the arcade unit used hardware ROM to load the game and had more video RAM) - in fact you could even plug your VMU into certain arcade units to upload your high score!) Look at all the accessories available for it - including a keyboard & mouse (Typing of the dead anyone?) If only there had been a way to upgrade it with a hard drive.... I guess that's the other thing to kill it off - no DVD play back (although personally I prefer to keep my gaming units for gaming). In fact they teamed up with Yamaha to create the GD-ROM, a full gigabyte of protected storage that to this day has not cracked! The problem they ignored was that whilst no other drives on the market could burn GD-ROMs the very drive in the DC could be used as a reader and the data extracted (dumped) via the built in serial port! Had games been properly written to use the full gigabyte of storage there would be no way to save the data to CD-ROMs - as it was most game where around 600~700Mb in size and withthe odd trim on the music the GD-ROM data could fit onto a CD-ROM. Sega did make a statement that due to the piracy they would exit the hardware market for good and instead concentrate on making games....
abcnews.go.com/Tec…e=1
Goes great with a fedora and a stylish neckbeard.
thabiz

I am currently playing Shenmue 1, and then I will play 2 again. It is … I am currently playing Shenmue 1, and then I will play 2 again. It is literally amazing when you consider when this game was made, you can see so many features that have been incorporated into other games since. With a VGA lead and a nice plasma it still looks superb.



Please let me know if you ever want to sell/rent these out for a reasonable figure. I never finished Shenmue 2 and sold it on
jeds

Please let me know if you ever want to sell/rent these out for a … Please let me know if you ever want to sell/rent these out for a reasonable figure. I never finished Shenmue 2 and sold it on



They have too much sentimental value for me to ever part with I am afraid. However don't let that stop you, you could download the games and burn and play on a DC or emulator. Or you could get the Xbox version of Shenmue 2 which is playable on the Xbox360, though it only has the American voice acting I believe. The prices of the Xbox version weren't too high last time I looked on ebay, and copies of the DC versions are't too bad if they are not in great condition. With Shenmue 3 only two years away, it seems highly likely that HD/Polished versions of the first two games will be made available on the PS4 at some point.

Playing Shenmue 1 and 2 back to back is a LIFE EXPERIENCE, not simply a game. The last chapter of 2 is about as moving, intriguing and beautiful as digital art forms can get, trust me.
I have well over 100 dc games amongst other stuff like different coloured vmus, peripherals like the fishing rod, vga adaptor, etc. Great console, my favourite. I miss Sega.
bauer

Shenmue, MSR, crazy taxi, jet set radio. Phantasy star online, virtual … Shenmue, MSR, crazy taxi, jet set radio. Phantasy star online, virtual striker 2Lots and lots of top class games.


Don't forget Soul Calibur, Sonic Adventure 1&2 and Toy Commander. PSO topped the lot for me tho.
TN567

Shenmue how cani forget shenmue. What a game, and its sequelHow badass … Shenmue how cani forget shenmue. What a game, and its sequelHow badass would it be if they made a new oneof them now



​I think it might be in production. One of those kickstarter style deals
I love this thread, the DC rocks, simple

A bit pricey and not a fan of male bags of any sort but how can i vote anything other than hot, it's the DC
SEGA_AGES

It has the orange swirl, which is the original Japanese logo, which the … It has the orange swirl, which is the original Japanese logo, which the US also used. It was changed to blue in Europe because the orange swirl was already trademarked here.Not sure why someone would want the Euro logo when it was never something Sega wanted, they had to do it for legal reasons.



It wasn't the same in US/JP. The site actually has the correct statement - " Blue - PAL Regions, Red - North America, Orange - Japan."
the cr audio warning was in the game actors voices on most American games. i had a few imports and I'm sure corey Marshall did the shenmue warning
dammit *CD audio warning...
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