Thursday, February 08, 2007
The game is region-free and will boot on USA, JPN, and EUR Dreamcast consoles. Please note however that since the game is "homebrew" and uses a security exploit to boot on a DC console, it is CD-Rom based and will not play on Dreamcast consoles that have the MIL-CD function disabled by Sega. These consoles were released towards the autumn of 2000 and were designed to combat piracy which had, at that time, overtaken the console and quite possibly quickened the demise of the DC. «more»
Farmer's recent universal Ypbpr VGA box accept video input from any component cable and pipes it to a VGA monitor. That's it. There's no upscan conversion process or any bells and whistles. The image quality is good but perhaps not as sharp and pristine as what we get from an XRGB-2+ or XRGB-3. Still, it's relatively inexpensive and gets video into a VGA monitor without any muss or fuss. The PC throughput is a bonus. «more»
Due to late product releases in Japan, please note that the remainder of this week's new imports are now scheduled to arrive on Monday. This includes the PS2 Oretachi Game Center games, PSP New Rainbow Islands and the PS3 Virtua Fighter 5 HG Joystick.
Suppliers started receiving the VF5 HG sticks on Wednesday but only in miniscule quantities. The balance of stock will be released to them tonight and NCS will be able to fill all preorders for the joystick on Monday. We cannot accept new orders at this time but additional supplies are expected to be released in Japan by the middle of next week.
According to vendors, the size of the stick is larger than the Real Arcade Pro 3 and fairly sturdy. We'll check it out when the shipments arrive.