Dreamcast gets in the news again!

Thanks to those lovely folks at dcemu.co.uk, I was informed about this news post on the BBC News website in which the Dreamcast is featured. This isn't some dug up archive news however, this is NEW news. With the Dreamcast in it! Hurrah! Ok, so it's hardly a great place for one to be found, owned by some bloke in jail who beat someone to pieces with a metal bar, but the guy at least has good taste in gaming, which should at least mean they could take a day or two off of his 5 year jail sentence, although how someone who's in the bird got such a wonderful luxury is a mystery. They should of maybe pawned him off with a CDI instead. Anyway, he was suing the prison for damaging this little white box of joy, and wanted 350 quid for it. Funny that, I don't recall hem ever costing that much. maybe he's counting the 15 games he had for it. With that kind of money, once he gets out in 2011 he can pop into a Gamestation and nab whatever remaining DC titles their might be at the time, of course if Gamestation hasn't become a new-games-only whore like GAME by then. Whatever the case, this would make much more interesting front page news than Jade Goody knocking herself out trying to run a marathon.

In other news which unfortunly didn't manage to get on the BBC News website, I got two more games from the good old Station today. My local one down me ighstreet got a huge new pile o' stock today of retro goodies including more DC games then the Southend one has probably had for ages. Titles there for a mesly 2.50 include MSR and Red Dog, but the two I picked up were Unreal Tourny and Super Runabout. you just can't lose for £2.50 a piece now can you?



Unreal is pretty standard FPShooter flare much like Quake 3 Arena, only with funny dialogue added and some infamous commentating (DOUBLE KILL! KILLING SPREE! You have to of been there) and some really fun weapons. The font's used in game are a bit cack though. Super Runabout is one of those games I bought years ago, sold, and then regretted so eventually re-bought. I normally can tell when I re-buy something why I sold it (Such as Re-Volt making you want to kick your telly), but I honestly don't know why I did with this one. The cut scene stuff at the start is terrible, but the in game is hella fun (even if the steeling can be dodgy) and there's just so much here to do and unlock it's hard not to like, especially when you can smash up just about anything. It may not be Crazy Taxi, but it's still rather fine in my books.

6 comments:

Tomleecee said...

Ha Ha - that news story really is priceless! Great post man - yeah, Super Runabout does kick a large amount of ass and deserves more recognition. Top stuff!

gnome said...

Guess jail could be fun, if of course one manages to avoid the extremely big, extremely hairy guys...

And, this Dreamcast thingy really is excellent. Sonic Adventure's voice-over though is just horrid...

The GagaMan(n) said...

Bad voice acting is a Sega tradition. Don't forget that ;p

(Just wait to you hear House of the Dead 2)

gnome said...

Oh dear...

The GagaMan(n) said...

Don't worry, it's the kind of voice acting that's so bad, it's good!

Anonymous said...

kinda like blue stinger i guess. i want to get that game after hearing about it.