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Sega Channel

Discussion in 'General' started by Mysticales, Mar 25, 2002.

  1. Mysticales

    Mysticales New Member

    Man I forgot about this old thing COX gave....They NEVER had it in Virginia Beach =( Who used it, liked it, etc lets talk!
     
  2. IceDigger

    IceDigger Founder Staff Member

    A freind of mine had it. Was a cool little device. The only problem was you couldnt save your game and you had to wait for the game to download. Other then that it was better then going to blockbuster all the time.
     
  3. jim993

    jim993 New Member

    i had it for a few months it was cool got to play a lot of games and the download wasn't that long really.
     
  4. Mysticales

    Mysticales New Member

    Always bitched at Cox for not giving us it...instead they gave us 5 channels....Home shopping...HS2, Discovery...and 2 others things...OH YEA Cartoon Network
     
  5. gamefoo21

    gamefoo21 New Member

    weird thing is now i can get my hands on sega channel devices for cheap. and alot of them atleast i think the store still has them.
     
  6. Mysticales

    Mysticales New Member

  7. jim993

    jim993 New Member

    they most likely don't since i don't think the network is still up. I forgot to mention it befor another reason i liked it was because they'd have championship games on it where you'd play a game for prizes; an example was primal rage they had a timed contest were you had to beat the game the fastest then write down the code you recieved after beating the game then call up a 1800 number to enter the code to see if you win.
     
  8. Gallstaff

    Gallstaff Member

    Oh yeah i had the sega channel and i remember those. I won once too. Bomberman... i already owned the game so i was pretty good. I came in third place and got a bomberman plush and some bomberman anime only released through sega. Man that was weird... much like the style of drawing they use in monster rancer but with the white bombermen vs, the black bombermen. IT was odd. but the sega channel WAS awsome! I wish it still worked. You can get them all over the place they just aren't up anymore and you'll get the error message which i hated..
     
  9. maidtina

    maidtina New Member

    you can get sega channel devices for cheap? how cheap? i'd like one in my collection. See if i can get a terminal emulator to talk to it, see if i can figure out what protocol it uses. Assuming they ran like a BBS it might be possible to configure sega channel servers

    I'd advise buying loads

    (Edited by soldermonkey at 5:36 am on Mar. 26, 2002)
     
  10. Mysticales

    Mysticales New Member

    I would love to see a true network play again.....Kaliera sucks honestly...all ppl play is that Kings fighter game?
     
  11. Mike G

    Mike G New Member

    For those of you who got the Sega Channel in the US, how much did you pay for it?

    We had the Sega Channel in the UK too, but I was put off by the very high price - about 40 pounds/month. It was cheaper to just rent the games I wanted.

    Mike
     
  12. Mysticales

    Mysticales New Member

    I think it was 10 or 15$ a month...standard HBO price I think
     
  13. maidtina

    maidtina New Member

    hey, do you think we should get together a some more nutters like us and get it going again?
     
  14. Mysticales

    Mysticales New Member

    Actually I would LOVE to see some develpers try to get Xband emulated.....Imagine Xband...email via server like kaliera or something. Game to game....etc.....Use xband to connect via ipx or tcp =)
     
  15. gamefoo21

    gamefoo21 New Member

    if you guys want i could go back to that place that had em and see if they still do i think they had around 30 or 40 but that was a few months back.
     
  16. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    I'd gladly help gettign the sega channel going again. think of it, someones computer as a dedicated sega channel server.

    Do you think sega would give the plans of how it ran to us?
     
  17. gamefoo21

    gamefoo21 New Member

    only one thing isn't it run offa a specific channel it would be kinda hard to re-route everything over the net wouldn't it?
     
  18. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    I'd think that the channel could be re-routed somehow so that the channel reads rom images off of a pc / server. it should work like that.
     
  19. jastnorn

    jastnorn New Member

    could always find some rich guy and have them just start it up like it was before. but who would do that? i doubt we could find someone but thatd rock. i remember playing sega channel, it was nice that it was on a cable modem too. i help pay for it, but itd be even beter if it hosted for other systems. we could get the sega saturn network running again too.
     
  20. Ratamahatta

    Ratamahatta Member

    the idea of the xband is a good one too. if we could devise a plan to get that running thru a central computer maybe i could finally whip mystys ass in mk2 with reptile :)
     

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