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Re: Sega Shuts Down Dreamcast Pirates
Posted by: Lori Enos 2001-08-14 01:43:04
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Sega of America has taken action to shut down more than 60 Web sites and 125 auction sites that the company accuses of selling pirated versions of Dreamcast video games.

Re: Sega Shuts Down Dreamcast Pirates
Posted by: everlast88 2002-03-08 07:48:22 In reply to: Lori Enos
Sega lost business due to their "copy protection."
I myself am a Utopia supporter, if they have the brains to crack a code like that they're geniuses. but... i found a way to do it, it's quite simple. go online and order a backup GD-ROM Drive for your DC. After figuring it out and hooking it up to your computer pop the game on the drive and put a 99min cd-r *(not 80) open nero's burning rom set the cd-rw so it will "overburn" and boot the game with ure utopia boot disc. enjoy :-)

Re: Sega Shuts Down Dreamcast Pirates
Posted by: Poppasmurf 2001-12-05 18:32:22 In reply to: Lori Enos
The only reason that Playstation sold so many units (apart from the post-clubbing sunday gamers) is the fact that game piracy was so easy. Shock and deep intake of breath, Piracy kept the playstation above water for many years longer. It should have drowned ages ago. So if any of you wish to make a bestseller console all you have to do is create CD game-based hardware and then watch the HD money roll in.

And as for the Gamecube it plays and looks like a dream (10 out of 10). Small discs but cute in all its glory. And as for it being fluffy, think of all the Horror coming to it: reworkings of Resident Evil with prequel RE Zero etc.
So back to the DC bully tactics. Sega get a life and the console will seemingly take on a life of its own et al Playstation like.
Also the advert slogan for PS2 the third place
well is that
1st place Nintendo
2nd Dreamcast (out of production)
3rd place PS2. HAhA See ya round.

Re: Sega Shuts Down Dreamcast Pirates
Posted by: aaron 2001-12-11 00:20:59 In reply to: Poppasmurf
The real reason that Dreamcast failed (it was and still is a great system) is exactly why Playstation succeeded... pirated games. Anyone can burn a PS one game and, now, a Dreamcast one. I am mad that this happened because Sega and third parties quit making games for it. If no one could pirate DC games, it would be the undisputed champion against Playstation 2 (which is already starting to look dated and should be called PS one version 2 due based on all the stuff i have read about it). Hopefully no one can burn Xbox games, because microsoft's newest creation appears to be a lot better made than any operating system, driver, or software with their name on it.

Re: Sega Shuts Down Dreamcast Pirates
Posted by: ben 2001-10-10 18:56:55 In reply to: Lori Enos
F off sega you were flopping in the industry anyway. You don't see sony whining like a bastard baby do you? PSX games are a lot easier to copy and play, and they are still making their money right? And money is what it boils down to for Sega isn't it? Shut your corporate, crappy video game organization mouths and accept the fact that you are all failures!!!!


Re: Sega Shuts Down Dreamcast Pirates
Posted by: dreamweaver02 2002-02-02 11:44:29 In reply to: ben
Well, to people who think you need a boot disc, this is a little word to the wise...YOU DON'T!! Dreamcast will read back up cdr copies without a boot disc. And you can also burn PS2 games to but although PS2 requires a mod chip and there are many kinds to choose from!! I'm sorry to say but they will never stop anybody from ripping games because it is too worldwide and with today's technology it is far too easy to do!! You don't even have to have any prior knowledge of computers to download and burn games!! It's that easy!!

Re: Sega Shuts Down Dreamcast Pirates
Posted by: Dave 2001-12-01 07:28:26 In reply to: ben
So go pirate PSX games then, and leave us alone!

The whole industry is gonna crash again in a year or two. Especially since Microsoft
is in the console business. If they bring their PC strategies to the console market, it's
gonna be an interesting year. I'm not sure I want a new console just yet, I'm still
enjoying PC games and my favorite PSX games. Of course I have my Dreamcast as well
with all Sega's HIT Games, Jet Set Radio, Shenmue, Crazy Taxi, PSO...

When the PSX2's price drops (January?) I'll get it so I can play MGS2 and I'll see what
driving games are out there, but I'm not really dying to have one, that would be a great
exaggeration. Yeah Sony will survive any pirating because of their foothold in the market.
The PSX was one of those consoles that was brilliantly designed. There was nothing like it.
Many decent consoles died miserable deaths because of the PSX. Stupid Nintendo could
have owned it too. :P

As for GameCube, I'm quite through playing with baby toys. I never owned a Nintendo
machine and I never will. You couldn't give me one. Oh! I want to be an ape and have a
stupid bird follow me so I can save the princess. Oh and in that flying game, I want to
be the rabbit! No the hippo! LOL They should put a label on Nintendo products:

Rated K for Kindergarden
Not appropriate for children over 15

Dave - From the old school of video games

Re: Sega Shuts Down Dreamcast Pirates
Posted by: ace 2001-12-04 20:23:02 In reply to: Dave
ha. funny. you joke about nintendo being a kiddy company just like everyone else. sure a lot of their games are FAMILY based, but none are directed entirely for little 10 year olds... (tele-tubbies for playstation, anyone?) sure the playstation was a hit, but thats only because of the games that came to it. sony hardly did any of the work. square, konami, and other third parties made the playstation what it is. as far as playstation 2...i haven't seen a worse console. the only thing keeping it afloat in my opinion is the hype surrounding it. oh plays dvd movies and ps1 games. who freakin cares? why spend $300+ on a console that plays dvd movies when most people already have a dvd player and an original playstation? then you've just wasted about $100+. i won't even begin on the games. that'd take way too long. they're all the same. no originality at all. oh maybe fantavision, but i can't help but laff at a game that simulates fireworks...

as for 'from the old school of video games'...nintendo and sega are old school. they're as old school as old school comes.

Re: Sega Shuts Down Dreamcast Pirates
Posted by: Rei 2004-07-13 08:35:24 In reply to: ace
ace what are you smoking?a ps2 is not $300+ its about $120!

Re: Sega Shuts Down Dreamcast Pirates
Posted by: kurt-cobain 2004-06-19 23:25:45 In reply to: ace
excute me but playstation made great soccer games like Internation superstar soccer and winning eleven I think that was one of the reasons psx stayed strong!
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