Let me take you by the hand...

Recently, the Dreamcast Junkyard took a trip away from the gritty northern cess-pit it calls home (Manchester, left) to a promised land where we were told the streets are paved with gold and kerbed with blocks of diamond: Lahndan Tahn (London Town). Imagine our distress when the streets infact turned out to be pretty similar in construction to those in our own city. When the initial wave of disgust faded, we took a wander around and found it to be quite a pleasant place - except for the South African gentleman who called me a 'twat,' 'wanker' and 'dickhead' for leaving a Coke bottle on a table outside his 'cafe.' A thoroughly suitable ambassador for a country that may best be described as a 'Shithole.'

The trip was meant to be a little break from the familiar sights of home, but was actually a secret Dreamcast bargain gathering mission. However, the mission was almost a complete failure due to my complete failure to spot a single games shop in our fair Capital. Sure, you wouldn't really expect to find a game shop on Carnaby St or Downing St (er...), but we even ventured down to Whitechapel on the tube. One of the only games related things I saw was this shut down Sega Casino:
Other shut down games things included the legendary Gizmondo shop:
Of course, the trip didn't consist solely of looking for Dreamcast related stuff, but I was quite amazed by fact that I actually knew some of the road layouts simply from playing MSR!!! Who said games aren't educational?!Look! Is it London or is it MSR? Look! I've gained loads of Kudos blazing up and down this street and through that arch!

As you can appreciate, my insistence on stealing a Vauxhall Astra and doing a burnout next to the Houses of Parliament didn't go down too well...

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sir,
Although I fully appreciate the obvious many hours that you spend on creating and compiling such a comprehensive and informative site, I must point out that I am in fact 'that South African gentleman' and your spotty little northern hemisphere punk ass is mine bitch!!
p.s. - You also claim to be a fan of Radiohead - a crime so henious in my country, that it can only be punishable by re-death.

Tomleecee said...

Where do I claim to be a fan of Radiohead? Radiohead suck fucking ass. Oh, and before I forget - bring it on motherfucker.

Son_et_lumiere said...

Sega Casino psch! We used to have a Sega Park! Banks of lovely Daytona cabinets and House of the Dead, Virtua Tennis... a Konami ones like Time Crisis 2 as well, weirdly. Aww.

Tomleecee said...

I also remember reading something about a Sega World in GamePro about 10 years ago - Trocadero or something...or was that the same thing?

Anonymous said...

you had kick up lessons with GP

Tomleecee said...

Fuck off wesley you prick. And you Nick. Wankers.

fatherkrishna said...

Why do all these metropolis type games leave out the fair city of Manchester? I'd love to do virtual do-nuts outside Old Trafford whilst knocking over the Twatt Busby statue or arse end a Fiat Punto on the Mancunian Way. Perhaps I could ramraid Netto in Whalley Range or throw my Subaru into Game in the Trafford Centre but I guess it might not have huge sale-ability or widespread appeal. Still one can still dream...

fatherkrishna said...

And BTW I'll stand in TLC's corner and kick all your arses!

Tomleecee said...

I have vague memories of an MSR-sponsored Mitsubishi Lancer at the Trafford centre, with Dreamcasts built into the seats. Hmmm. Wonder what happened to it...

Tomleecee said...

Oh, and thanks for the shout out FK!

fatherkrishna said...

You knows it!