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News

We keep you up-to-date with Dreamcast scene news. Whenever something happens it will be posted here. If you are looking for any news older than this week, check our news archive.

TecToy update

Posted by Maturion 02:31, 13 May 2008 (CDT)

Another update on the TecToy Dreamcast:

Fernando has translated the Tectoy blog response to the "what should we release?" poll, in which Dreamcast was the undisputed winner. The company said that a Dreamcast re-release is not currently possible, because the Dreamcast was licensed by Sega, and discontinued years ago. This is an odd thing to say, given that they have the rights to most Sega licenses... But they said they want to re-release it, and hope that a solid showing from fans will help in that regard.

Next, they say they will have some good news for game fans in a short while (I still guess Game Gear). Here's Fernando's take on the Tectoy backpedaling, which I largely agree with: "What I think is that they can't afford it right now. Both Tectoy Master System and Mega Drive are a bit expensive for vintage machines, and a Tectoy Dreamcast would come at about the price of a PS2 in the Brazilian "gray market", which everyone is used to dealing with." So, no Tectoy Dreamcast just yet - but perhaps in a year or so as technology gets cheaper? Thanks to portalsonic for the image (beware of music if you click).

Source: insercredit.com

Giana's Return - PC Crash

Posted by Maturion 14:06, 12 May 2008 (CDT)

The Giana's Return team organizer's PC had a crash!

The organizer’s PC is now in Valhalla and needs a full backup and reinstall. This will draw back the project by at least one week. Nevertheless everyone is having his task to do (coder, musician, gfx artist), which means that this situation is not too bad.

Source: gianas-return.de

DUX - Boss Rush

Posted by Maturion 03:41, 12 May 2008 (CDT)

René Hellwig released pictures and informations about three boss enemies in DUX.

Duxbossrush.png

Say hello to three of overall six boss enemies appearing in DUX, the new upcoming Dreamcast game.

Stage 1 Boss

Krebs is the first stage boss to encounter. This boss has some sort of nippers opening and closing during the fight, so take care of that. Naturally, the boss will spit some bullets at you including a strong beam and some snake-like moving yellow shots. The beam is coming ot of the boss enemies hitzone and should be avoided as it will penetrate your shield. The yellow shot instead, which is also shown in the stage 1 teaser video, is to be absorbed with the pod. You can also point those yellow shots into a certain direction to make them easier for dodging.

Stage 2 Boss

Blumas is a huge mechanic flower. It will tossing dozens of bullet at you at a time to be doged. Those flower shaped bullets can be really dangerous, especially when they have enough time to explode to spit out even more bullets.

Stage 5 Boss

Radiax is an mutated creature living in a radio active contaminated den. Those little tentacle will shoot some shot some bullet at you, so eliminate them. When fighting against this boss enemy you will also take care of a long snake, which trying to get in touch with you.

In the final, alls these boss enemies will have more attacks then described here.

Source: HUCAST blog

Yabause 0.9.5

Posted by BlueCrab 18:00, 11 May 2008 (CDT)

The Yabause team is happy to bring you version 0.9.5 of their Sega Saturn Emulator. This version features many cross-platform bug fixes, as usual. This version also features some new code in the Dreamcast port (namely a new, hand-optimized assembly CD Core). This new CD Core doesn't seem to impact speed much at all, but it was good practice for me to write. Yabause 0.9.5 can be downloaded from yabause.org.

Discuss this in the forums!

TROLLEOL DC

Posted by Maturion 16:20, 11 May 2008 (CDT)

TROLL EOL
TROLL EOL

Neoblast and Ron just informed me about a new release from Dreamcast.es. Here are the English release notes: (thanks to Neoblast for translating it)

The spanish scene has created a new graphical adevnture engine and there is no better way to make its debut than dedicating it to those crazy, magical beings, also known as TROLLS which hang around on ELOTROLADO.NET and do nothing but piss off people and fill the scene with garbage, slimeballs, shit and bad mood for everyone.

It is a game where you play as a Troll that tries to piss off forumers, you can move it with the cursor to pick items, move, and interact with the people.

Download it directly from Dreamcast.es or from our server.

Source: Dreamcast.es