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Old 07 December 2007, 13:29   #1
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Sega Working on a New Console?

http://www.videogamer.com/news/06-12-2007-7049.html

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Old 07 December 2007, 13:50   #2
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interesting..... very .... VERY interesting...
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Old 07 December 2007, 14:03   #3
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yes, SEGA r0x
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Old 07 December 2007, 14:04   #4
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SEGA denies Dreamcast 2 rumour

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Old 07 December 2007, 14:09   #5
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Old 07 December 2007, 14:17   #6
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Old 07 December 2007, 14:36   #7
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We've heard huge companies deny things like this before only to announce it later on. You never know

What other explanation is there for this new application on a defunct (really) trademark?
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Old 07 December 2007, 15:17   #8
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I wanted to view this.... but my work barred it!!

The page is restricted according to *********l policy.
Forbidden URL. URL Category is Adult.

I'm SO curious now...
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Old 07 December 2007, 15:19   #9
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Trademark application sparks excitement over SEGA re-entry into console market.

SEGA Corporation has filed a new application to protect the trademark Dreamcast - sparking rumours that the Japanese publisher is planning on making a shock return to the console manufacturing market with the Dreamcast 2.

The application, sent to the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Applications and Registrations Retrieval (TARR) dated August 13 2007, relates to:

"Home video game machines; player-operated electronic controllers for electronic video game machines; video game interactive controller, namely, hand held pads, and floor pads or mats; joysticks for video games; computer cursor control devices, namely, computer mouse; flash memory cards; video game software, computer game programs".

Web chatter suggests the proof is in the detail of the application - the original Dreamcast didn't have a floor mat accessory and the Dreamcast's Visual Memory Unit (VMU) is far from the flash memory cards we know and use today - although we'd say that the VMU is pretty similar to the modern day memory cards.

The filing could, of course, simply be a further effort from SEGA to protect the Dreamcast name. According to the USPTO the original Dreamcast trademark is still active. However, the two descriptions are very different. You can see the original trademark description here.

We've contacted SEGA UK for comment. We'll update you on this potentially megaton story as we get it.
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Old 07 December 2007, 15:53   #10
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Would be good but I bet they are just protecting trademarks & IP.
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Old 07 December 2007, 15:57   #11
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Same Sega rumors as every year, lame.
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Old 07 December 2007, 16:10   #12
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weren't they going to release the DC 1 again in japan for a mild price?
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Old 07 December 2007, 16:13   #13
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Yes but none of the other rumours have coincided with a renewal of copyright, a renewal totally different to the original which talks about floor mats and flash cards, neither of which the Dreamcast ever had.

I never believed it for a seccond, and posted virtually the same thing as Retro-Nerd on my forum:

http://segasaturngroup.proboards81.c...ead=1197016908

but it is interesting!
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Old 07 December 2007, 16:19   #14
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They plan something, as it seems. Maybe a fusion with... NINTENDO?
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Old 07 December 2007, 16:23   #15
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with the new mario VS sonic games, the fusion has already happened
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Old 07 December 2007, 16:30   #16
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with the new mario VS sonic games, the fusion has already happened
I meant hardware, not software. Sega knows much more about it than Nintendo, no doubt.
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you cannot file patents for items that don't exist.

something is a foot
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you cannot file patents for items that don't exist.

something is a foot
How about NINGA or SETENDO?
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Old 07 December 2007, 18:28   #19
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It's just a trademark, though, not a patent. My guess is that because the Dreamcast hasn't been sold for awhile, their hold over the name Dreamcast, as a trademark, might be disputed unless they renew it and state that they do still hold interest in the name Dreamcast and nobody else can have a thing (like they describe) called a Dreamcast.

I think the description (floor mat, etc) really has nothing to do with what Dreamcast was, but Sega just covering all the bases, so to speak, in case something comes up. If I had to hazard a guess, they're may be looking to lease their library to Microsoft for an emulator for Xbox 360 and offer games on Xbox Live. (Or the same for PS3.) And if there's an association of Dreamcast and Xbox (or whatever) they may want to keep another company from selling a "Dreamcast Dance Mat for Xbox" and cashing in on the name -- and confusing the hell out of everyone.

Another possibility is that they have on the books that the Dreamcast trademark has value to the company, and therefore an asset to be listed on their balance sheet. In reality it may not mean or be worth a cent, but they may be using it to inflate the bottom line value of the company.
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Old 07 December 2007, 21:03   #20
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fine!, then i will build a new SEGA console....!!! LOL....




and then the masses will praise me and exult me as one of their own....
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