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Sega Announces Dreamcast Collection For 360 And PC

It's like 9/9/99 all over again!

The rumored “Dreamcast Collection” that appeared on GameStop in late 2010 is a real thing, and it’s hitting next month, Feb. 22 for the Xbox 360 on a disc and the PC as a digital download. Sounds exciting, but you should probably go ahead and lower your expectations. It's cool, I'll wait.

OK, so this collection contains four visually enhanced DC games, all of which have already hit Xbox Live Arcade and PSN, or are slated to in the future. That’s right--Sega Bass Fishing, Sonic Adventure, Crazy Taxi, and Space Channel 5 Part 2 are all shipping in this collection, which I’d imagine is really targeted to the massive crowd of Xbox 360 owners who don’t bother with connecting their consoles to the Internet, and the PC people who can't get these titles easily the legit way.  
 


 
== TEASER ==Sega, unfortunately, isn’t talking price just yet (which is weird), but as Joystiq points out, the GameStop listing had it pegged for 30 bucks. We'll have to see. 
 
Here's what we found when we dug into a couple of these XBLA releases last year. (Skip to around the 15-minute mark in this here first one.) 

  
   
 
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Posted by BradNicholson

The rumored “Dreamcast Collection” that appeared on GameStop in late 2010 is a real thing, and it’s hitting next month, Feb. 22 for the Xbox 360 on a disc and the PC as a digital download. Sounds exciting, but you should probably go ahead and lower your expectations. It's cool, I'll wait.

OK, so this collection contains four visually enhanced DC games, all of which have already hit Xbox Live Arcade and PSN, or are slated to in the future. That’s right--Sega Bass Fishing, Sonic Adventure, Crazy Taxi, and Space Channel 5 Part 2 are all shipping in this collection, which I’d imagine is really targeted to the massive crowd of Xbox 360 owners who don’t bother with connecting their consoles to the Internet, and the PC people who can't get these titles easily the legit way.  
 


 
== TEASER ==Sega, unfortunately, isn’t talking price just yet (which is weird), but as Joystiq points out, the GameStop listing had it pegged for 30 bucks. We'll have to see. 
 
Here's what we found when we dug into a couple of these XBLA releases last year. (Skip to around the 15-minute mark in this here first one.) 

  
   
 
Edited by Nadafinga

sure, I guess.

Posted by Animasta

no shenmue? laaaaaaaame, I wanted to drink a soda in high definition

Posted by SkinnyBlue

Sega Bass Fishing? Aren't there...more exciting games for the Dreamcast to put on this disc?
Posted by Guyzea

I don't mean to be rude but WHERE THE FUCK IS SHENMUE??? I would pay $200 for that game.

Posted by JacDG
@SkinnyBlue said:
" Sega Bass Fishing? Aren't there...more exciting games for the Dreamcast to put on this disc? "
no
Posted by EuanDewar

 
Im finding it hard to put into words how pointless this release sounds.

Edited by MysteriousBob
Sonic Adventure 
Complete crap. 

Crazy Taxi 
Good fun back in the day, but has aged badly. 

SEGA Bass Fishing 
... really?
 
Space Channel 5: Part 2 
Mindless rythem games aren't my thing. I wonder if they still have the 'rights' to include Jackson.
 
Great job Sega. Jeez. I hope that isn't the whole list. I'm trying to think of better games to include...
Uhh... 
Virtua Fighter 3? That was pretty good I guess. 
 
I would love to see an XBLA release of TOTD. All the 360 version would need is common as muck usb keyboard.
Posted by Fudge91

Cant wait to play Crazy Taxi on ma 24'' screen..... /sarcasm

Posted by Aeterna
@Guyzea said:
" I don't mean to be rude but WHERE THE FUCK IS SHENMUE??? I would pay $200 for that game. "
Get a cheap dreamcast for less than $50 and if that doesn't come with shenmue 2, order it with shenmue 2. I have 2 copies of the first and 1 of the sequel..... hoping that one day it'll continue.
Posted by MikkaQ

No Jet Set Radio? 
 
FUCK THIS SHIT.

Posted by Milkman

Sega Bass Fishing?...really?...

Posted by Video_Game_King

This just reminds me of the fact that I'll never be able to do a Sonic Adventure blog, at least on this computer. I should really upgrade in the future.

Posted by Joker369

Damnit, still no chu chu rocket!

Posted by Claude

It's like watching the Dreamcast die all over again.

Posted by spencer_twin

War Eagle
Posted by anon463728

I'm kind of bummed that SEGA didn't include Shenmue I & II into this collection. That's definitely a missed opportunity.

Posted by Branthog

But will it be available on the three DreamCasts that I own and are sitting upstairs with my other archived consoles? :P

Posted by ThePilgrums

No Power Stone games? Seaman? Jet Set Radio? Shenmue? Come on, this is just lazy.

Posted by sushisteve

If they had the Shenmue without the "hey mister wanna wrestle" bad English dub and Jet Grind Radio with better analog controls THEN you'd be talking.

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Posted by XChairmanDrekX

That's a pretty weak collection if that's it.

Posted by durden77

I'm sorry but this is pretty pathetic. Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5? Where the Fuck is Jet Set Radio? Sonic Adventure 2? Chu Chu Rocket? Crazy Taxi 2? Find a way to get Power Stone 1 & 2 in there. Shenmue. 
 
If Sega is trying to sum up what the Dreamcast was with this collection, they are failing hard.

Posted by MysteriousBob
@ThePilgrums said:
" No Power Stone games? Seaman? Jet Set Radio? Shenmue? Come on, this is just lazy. "
@durden77 said:
" I'm sorry but this is pretty pathetic. Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5? Where the Fuck is Jet Set Radio? Sonic Adventure 2? Chu Chu Rocket? Crazy Taxi 2? Find a way to get Power Stone 1 & 2 in there. Shenmue.  If Sega is trying to sum up what the Dreamcast was with this collection, they are failing hard. "
Power Stone is a Capcom franchise. Sega don't own it. 
 
That being said, I would KILL for Capcom to re-release Project Justice. That game is one of their flat out best but sadly it never left the Dreamcast.
Posted by durden77
@MysteriousBob: Yeh I know that about power stone that's why I said find a way. It can't be that hard to ask Capcom, "Hey you guys want money for that old game that isn't making you money anymore?"
Edited by SuperSambo

After a quick conversation with my friend we concluded that PSO was not feasible, but dammit that does not mean that it will not be missed!
 
So many games that could have been used, yet they pick this crap. 2 (terrible) games are already on xblm, fishing looks boring as hell and I was never a Space Channel Guy.
 
Thing is if this sells badly (which im guessing it will) I doubt they will bother trying to make any more...
 
Ugh...

Posted by Animasta
@sushisteve said:

" If they had the Shenmue without the "hey mister wanna wrestle" bad English dub and Jet Grind Radio with better analog controls THEN you'd be talking. "

the bad english dub is the best part!
 
  
  YO DUDE
Posted by MysteriousBob
@durden77 said:
" @MysteriousBob: Yeh I know that about power stone that's why I said find a way. It can't be that hard to ask Capcom, "Hey you guys want money for that old game that isn't making you money anymore?" "
Power Stone Collection 
Capcom still recognises its existence.
Posted by Smallerz

Trust SEGA to balls up a half decent idea. Jesus Christ, I'm starting to think that they actually like being a laughing stock.

Posted by BaconGames

What isn't in this collection:
 
Chu Chu Rocket
Shenmue I & II
Jet Grind Radio
Soul Calibur
Powerstone I & II
Typing of the Dead
Resident Evil: Code Veronica
Ikaruga

Posted by BD

Does nintendo own skies of arcadia now?

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Posted by HydraHam
@Tuffgong said:
" What isn't in this collection:  Chu Chu Rocket Shenmue I & IIJet Grind Radio Soul Calibur Powerstone I & II Typing of the Dead Resident Evil: Code Veronica Ikaruga "
The lack of arcadia on this list makes me sad, actually the lack of arcadia on anyones list makes sad.. did nobody else love this game?
Posted by TripMasterMunky

I want a collection that has both Shenmue 1 & 2 on it.

Posted by HandsomeDead

No Shenmue, no Shenmue II, no JSR, no JSRF, no Power Stone (Capcom, but whatever) no sale.

Posted by WulfBane

Less of a "collection" and more of "here's a few games that were on the Dreamcast".  Then again, "collection" is easier to fit on a box than what I said.

Posted by Mento

Guys, they're obviously saving all the good Dreamcast games for Game Room.
 
I mean, come on.

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Posted by LordAndrew
@BD said:
" Does nintendo own skies of arcadia now? "
Nintendo wasn't involved with the GameCube port, if that's what you're referring to.
Posted by advocatefish

:I Wow what an amazing collection....

Posted by Chris2KLee

Is anyone at Sega even trying anymore?

Edited by Undeadpool

You raised my hopes and then dashed them QUITE expertly. Well done, Sega! 
 
No Shenmue? No Grandia II? No thanks.

Posted by Jothel

toy commander, shenmue, power stone 2 would have been nice

Posted by Sammo21

Congratulations SEGA on putting out crap.  

Posted by drac96

Of all the games they could pick, they picked the ones that are already released. What a great idea!

Posted by paulunga
@Styl3s said:
" @Tuffgong said:
" What isn't in this collection:  Chu Chu Rocket Shenmue I & IIJet Grind Radio Soul Calibur Powerstone I & II Typing of the Dead Resident Evil: Code Veronica Ikaruga "
The lack of arcadia on this list makes me sad, actually the lack of arcadia on anyones list makes sad.. did nobody else love this game? "
I wasn't really sure what you meant at first, but I'll go with Skies of Arcadia. Yes, that game's amazing. I also still have 2 copies of it, for the DC and GC.
Posted by Brake

I can't wait to not own these games again. For the second time.

Posted by Brodehouse
@Tuffgong said:
" What isn't in this collection:  Chu Chu Rocket Shenmue I & IIJet Grind Radio Soul Calibur Powerstone I & II Typing of the Dead Resident Evil: Code Veronica Ikaruga "
I thought of what it was missing and was mildly annoyed.
 
And then I saw it all in a line and now I'm pants crappingly furious.
 
WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING, SEGA?!
Posted by Zamir

  
  I hope Jeff goes on GMA again to talk about this  
 


Edited by TadThuggish

Hooooly shit, Sega continues to be just about the worst developer/publisher in the world today (and many yesterdays). 
 
Edit: Also, I'm willing to say their version of enhanced is just more of the Sonic Adventure XBLA port.  Add blue bars to the sides, make you pay five more dollars for the marginally improved graphics and true widescreen that debuted on the Gamecube a generation ago.

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Posted by animateria

Man, too bad they didn't release it on 1/11/11 eh? 
 
The list so far is underwhelming...

Posted by Greenshoes

So .... weak... need Power Stone!!

Posted by JeanLuc

What! No Typing of the Dead?

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