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Sega To Bring Dreamcast Titles to PSN, Xbox Live 158

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Sega announced yesterday that it plans to bring back a number of popular Dreamcast games, updating them and releasing them for download on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi will come first, with further announcements expected after E3. "Both of the games will be based on the Dreamcast originals, but will be updated with high-definition graphics, surround sound, online leaderboards, and Achievement and Trophy support." Kotaku has a list of other titles they hope to see — what game(s) would you like Sega to bring back?
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Sega To Bring Dreamcast Titles to PSN, Xbox Live

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  • "Updated" (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Pazy (1169639) <Pazy160@Hotmail.com> on Friday June 11, 2010 @05:37PM (#32542614)
    Apparently the "Update" for Crazy Taxi involves removing the original soundtrack, for me that separates it from the iconic memories I have of the game. This "Update" means that its not the game I remember playing as a kid so this "update" is not something im interested in. Though the idea of playing Dreamcast games on current consoles, if they arent "Updated" in a similar fashion them im totally in.
  • Convert (Score:4, Insightful)

    by SnarfQuest (469614) on Friday June 11, 2010 @05:41PM (#32542686)

    Skies of Arcadia?

  • Re:Yay!!!! (Score:5, Insightful)

    by ActionDesignStudios (877390) on Friday June 11, 2010 @05:43PM (#32542716)
    I absolutely agree. I think bringing Dreamcast titles to XBLA/PSN is a fantastic idea. I would love to see the Power Stone series with online support. I would happily pay again for titles like Jet Grind Radio, Shenmue, et cetera.
  • Powerstone (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Nick Ives (317) on Friday June 11, 2010 @06:10PM (#32543106)

    I've been waiting for someone to port the classic Powerstone to XBLA for ages. Ideally it would be Powerstone 2 and they'd put in online support for the 4 player mode.

    Reading TFA just before hitting post, I notice it's already on that list.

  • by h4rr4r (612664) on Friday June 11, 2010 @06:40PM (#32543464)

    Unless I can get a disc forget it. I really like my PS3, but I am not dumb enough to buy downloaded games that will disappear when PSN stops supporting them or when after that I have to replace the ps3. I still play 20 year old computer games and unless I can play these games in another 20 years I will not buy them.

  • Anything online (Score:3, Insightful)

    by lyinhart (1352173) on Friday June 11, 2010 @06:44PM (#32543500)
    I'm assuming Sega will only be responsible for releasing first party Dreamcast titles (Namco previously released the DC version of Soul Calibur to Xbox Live Arcade.) Sega should release DC games with a multiplayer component since most of those titles are offline now. I'm thinking Outtrigger and Alien Front Online - the latter of which came out near the end of the Dreamcast's life cycle. And of course, Phantasy Star Online.

    I'm still curious to see how they will display the games in high definition. I guess they'll just make everything widescreen and upscale the 480p image - I highly doubt they'll have the graphics rendered in 720p.
  • Re:Convert (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Narishma (822073) on Friday June 11, 2010 @06:57PM (#32543688)

    Not really. All those consoles you cited generally had very good support from third party developers, and so had a huge amount of very good games. The Wii however is attracting all the shovelware (with a few gems from time to time, mostly from Nintendo) while the best AAA games are only available on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

  • by MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) on Saturday June 12, 2010 @12:27AM (#32546440)

    Unless I can get a disc forget it. I really like my PS3, but I am not dumb enough to buy downloaded games that will disappear when PSN stops supporting them or when after that I have to replace the ps3. I still play 20 year old computer games and unless I can play these games in another 20 years I will not buy them.

    Though I sympathize, for me that'd depend on the price. That said, I do wish both Sony and Nintendo would take a page from Apple's book and make it so that if you pay for something like that their other devices you own now and in the future would also be able to download and access that content. This nonsense of locking the content to the device is unacceptable.

  • Re:Controller (Score:4, Insightful)

    by The Wooden Badger (540258) on Saturday June 12, 2010 @02:43AM (#32547244) Homepage Journal

    Yeah, they are basic shapes, but they don't have a logical sequence to a non-Playstation player. On an X-box or Dreamcast controller if I see something say "A" or "B" I don't have to look at the button to know which one to push. When I look at the screen and it says press SQUARE or CIRCLE, I have to look at the controller to know which one to press. I had this exact problem while playing my nephew's PS3 earlier today. Nothing like having to look down at a controller to know which button to press in the middle of a firefight.

  • Re:Controller (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 12, 2010 @08:21AM (#32548684)

    no analog triggers

    The PlayStation controller has had analog triggers since the PS2.

    If you count the analog button thing they did. In that the L2/R2 report "how" pressed they are rather than just up/down.

    Which is still a horrible design.

    They managed to make it EVEN WORSE with the PS3 controller, by making L2/R2 more trigger like. Now, if you put the controller down, you'll press them. Which is fine unless you try and do something stupid like watch a movie on the PS3. (Or you can buy the PS3(TM) Blu-Ray(TM) Remote Control(TM)! Only $50 to avoid randomly jumping around movie due to horrid controller design!)

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