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SEGASammy släpper ny hårdvara RingEdge/RingWide 
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Post SEGASammy släpper ny hårdvara RingEdge/RingWide
Det finns en RAAAAD spekulationer och väldigt lite fakta kring hårdvarorna i dagens läge.

RingWide är en aningen nerbantad jämfört med RingEdge, och de ser ut såhär:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=423FSWYM-gM

Specsen sägs se ut såhär:

Ringedge:

Intel Pentium E2160 CPU @ 1.8 GHz

1GB of DDR2 PC2-6400 RAM

An “nVidia GPU” w/ 384MB of GDDR3 RAM and supports Shader Model 4.0 and “two 1920×1200″ which probably means it has ports for two monitors and can support up to that resolution. Also as of a note, it says “nVidia GPU 2″ on the document up higher - not sure if that means

5.1 ch HD Audio

Onboard Gigabit LAN

A 32GB SSD drive for storage (finally, flash storage instead of a standard HDD which will likely fail soon)

Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 2009

ALL.Net

Ringwide:

An Intel Celeron 440 @ 2 GHz

1GB of DDR2 PC5300 RAM

“AMD GPU” with 128MB of GDDR3 RAM, supports Shader Model 4.0 and also has two ports to handle 1920×1200 resolution video

5.1 ch HD Audio

Onboard gigabit LAN

An 8GB Compact Flash for storage

Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 2009

Bioset kan ha läckt ut, och se ut nånting såhär:

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Vad som är spikat är två stycken spel:

Border Break:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouzyATB0 ... r_embedded

Shining Force Cross:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UijK8fEc ... r_embedded

Det spekuleras vilt att SEGA's senaste Sonic spel, Sonic 2D HD, eller "Project Needlemouse"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUsy3K2zQpM

Kommer att komma till hårdvaran.

Kopierar in ett inlägg från MrSEGA - http://forums.ngemu.com/hardware-discus ... ost1641607

First of all, if you read the patent it states that SEGA has plans to bring the hardware stateside and the words "Stand Alone video game machines" stick out like a soar thumb. Also, SEGA's previous arcade line this decade wasn't patent for use outside of Japan and considering that the arcade market in the west has been virtually dead for over 15 years with there being almost no demand of any kind for new arcade technology.

Plus, SEGA has always been an arcade giant. They actaully pioneered the word "amusment boards" and most of thier popluar arcade CPU lines do eventually become the CPU basis for a console at some point in the future.

In this link I found there's an official Japanese press statement from SEGA of Japan: http://www.andriasang.com/e/articles...arcade_boards/

Qoute: SEGA states that they are planning on offering the hardware boards to other 3rd party publishers to develop titles for and hopes to expand the new arcade line much like Naomi a decade ago which explains why Dreamcast had some many arcade perfect ports. Since no RingWide games were annouced and SEGA says that Regarding the choice of names for the boards, a statement from Sega explained "that "Ring" is meant to suggest a ring that connects users, operators and makers along with, via the internet, the rest of the world. Edge refers to cutting edge. Wide refers to a wide range, in the sense that Sega hopes the board will, through wide use by third parties, help expand the amusement industry."

Which means that SEGA may be desinging a development kit for other software companies which sheds even more light on a strong possiblity of them turning the RingEdge into a home console.

SEGA also says that this new hardware is both incredibly simple to program and cuts production costs down 30%. Which means SEGA could be designing a development kit that may make it easier for developers to make games for and drop the rising development costs on games which could make the new machine quite competitive allowing the price of games for it to be $40 and $50 instead of $60 and $70.



Which raises even more eyebrows at Sega of Japan about RingEdge and RingWide. Remember Naomi, was the last arcade line SEGA both converted into a "stand alone video game machine", distributed outside of Japan, and had support from other software companies with, so in addition to being the Lindbergh's successor, RingEdge in Japan is being touted as the next Naomi.

But question marks linger about "RingWide". So far no games of any kind have be annouced or confirmed for "RingWide" which is the lower end of this new CPU line. We don't know what the games look like or how they'll be displayed. Which is very supiscious because there have already been two RingEdge arcade games annouced for it "Border Breaker and Shining Force Cross"(an RPG arcade game?Let alone a new Shining Force game only for the arcades? What's next a Sonic arcade game, the first since 1996?

Two new CPU PC like boards instead of one is definelty something we need to look out for later. Does SEGA have a surprise for everyone later? Time will tell.


One more note I'd like to make is an article from April 22 where SEGA of Japan's head of it's CS division Takayuki Kawagoe talks about "intergrating", "unity" and trying to find common ground with it's western divisions.

Sega Planning To Integrate Eastern And Western Divisions: News from 1UP.com


SEGA is singing a new tune talking about wanting to become a united corporation. Things are obviously looking up for them as a publisher now and thankfully the quality of thier games are getting better and hopefully will continue to. If they plan on launching a new system, they need to have the confidence in gamers and consumers that they are not only a great software publisher but that they are capable of once again competiting as a console maker even though they haven't released a console in 10 years. Meaning by September if SEGA has bounced back as a successful well liked 3rd party publisher, then they will probably feel that the time is right for them to annouce thier return to the console market.


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Tue Oct 13, 2009 13:14
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Post Re: SEGASammy släpper ny hårdvara RingEdge/RingWide
Det verkar förövrigt som att Project Needlemouse kommer vara en remake av Sonic 1

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUpoSjP3 ... re=related

Men man ska nog ta det hela med en stor nypa salt.


Tue Oct 13, 2009 13:48
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Den där Sonic-videon är ju rena bullshitten. Nån pajas som spelar Mega CD-spelet och avsiktligt filmar dåligt. Är det inte ett kök man ser bakom TV:n dessutom? -_-

Tror det riktiga spelet kommer att blanda 2D-upplägget med 3D-renderade karaktärer, ringar, fiender, bakgrunder, osv.

Inget nytt egentligen, men jag gillar idén att kunna spela med en "egen" figur som man sparar på ett kort, som i Shining Force Cross.

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Jo, det kan mycket väl vara så att det är ett kök bakom TV:n och hans mamma hostar i köket medan han spelar.

Det är fortfarande inte bestämt vilket/vilka format Sonic 2D HD ska komma till?


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Oj, det här var spännande. Blir det alltså en ny hemkonsoll för Sega? Väldigt vågat, men välkommet isåfall.

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Voxbox wrote:
Blir det alltså en ny hemkonsoll för Sega?


Det är det man inte riktigt vet. Men vem släpper ett rollspel som enbart arkadversion, och
tydligen kommer SEGA släppa hårdvaran/hårdvarorna i USA och Europa med, och här är arkadbranschen död sen länge.

Tydligen har SEGA även tagit patent på en kontroll med touchscreen.

Men klart spännande är det. Vissa hävdar att SEGA har snackat med Apple och Toshiba för att utveckla en hårdvara som kan köra både HD-DVD och GD-roms (Dreamcast), men detta är jag väldigt skeptisk till.

Sedan körs ju hårdvaran med Windows Embedded Standard som OS, och Apple och Windows är väl inte direkt goda vänner.


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Aha, jag tog för givet att det var ny arkadhårdvara.

Finns massor med RPG enbart på arkad i Japan, det var det jag menade med att jag gillar den idén.

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Emil wrote:
Aha, jag tog för givet att det var ny arkadhårdvara.

Finns massor med RPG enbart på arkad i Japan, det var det jag menade med att jag gillar den idén.


Det kommer det nog ändå att vara, men även fler system baserat på arkadhårdvaran.

Läs det här inlägget står en hel del bra i det:

I believe Sega already has full plans for Shenmue 3 and they know where and when they will do it. Shenmue 3 will sell many,---many new consoles from SegaSammy. Shenmue 3 will be on Sega hardware and not be sold as Third-Party.

For anyone that is skeptical about Sega releasing a new console they have the right too, however so far, thier plans are going according to plan. The issue here really is to Not count Sega ever out of hardware. They are Hardware Experts. Every company can falter no matter how much revenue lies behind them, look how poorly Sony's PS3 has done over the years. If skeptical, look at what new interesting steps Sega has made in the past year.

~Sega announces Ringedge/Ringwide board at AOU 2009 fright from the underground.
~ Sega has many of thier employees that are developer geneuis's that are still with Sega.
~ Even if some developers have left they will most likely have enough rapport with Sega to develop games for them again third party, its all about relationship and that is what sega has been doing for the past 10 years.
~ Sega's original Katana aka Dreamcast-Naomi board developers invented the foundation of Ringedge/Ringwide, look at the similarities.
~ Patents are just ideas in the making but they are a good source to really know that Sega is still in R&D more than we think and it cost's money to put much focus in R&D.
~ Sega has controller patents with not just a few accessories for them but with over 15 add ons for the controllers.
~ Not to mention the games developed by some of Sega's best, are to be introduced from Ringedge and Ringwide Tech.
*Border Break Arcade
*Shining Force Cross Arcade
* Sega Classic Racing (Daytona) Arcade
* Project Diva Arcade
* Sonic the Hedgehog 2DHD

There are more details to this what has been stated....

All of these games are mysteriously under the radar--------and the actual success of these to bring in the jackpot for Sega is just not going to happen. It will happen though placing them on a thier OWN Console and linking them all together using Sega ALL.net services.

Look at Yakuza, year after year it is pulling more towards the simular development of Shenmue. So in many ways Yakuza could be a prepatory IP that preps the intro and return of Shenmue 3 into a NEW Sega Console. Another game that has been postponed for a longer time when apparently done is Alpha Protocal. Why would it be postponed. Makes one wonder.........huh?

Sega will NOT go cold turkey from software to Hardware/1st Party software. They are to do a blend marketing campain which will help sustain, support thier hardware return objectives. Its completely ill for a company to say and announce, "We will have a Console in so many months, so get our 3rd party PS3 360 and Wii games while you can." Sega will not do this. There is no rule that you cannot support a few other platforms when you have new hardware coming to the console. Sega supported PC and thier consoles in many ways. It is possible. Look at Sony, dont they support TV's, Camcorders, Cameras and Playstations? So---There will be a short-term software merging point after Ringedge/Ringwide Project will be released.

There is more to this than we know, however----Sega is planning something big. And wheather it be that the Ringedge is to Sega Ring-Link the 3 avenues of gaming all in one online community and gather many developers is surely a massive possibility!

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"SEGASammy was willing in 2004 to risk building a new console out of Lindbergh, but opted out of it in early summer 2005."

http://dreamcast-talk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1185&start=90

Hoppas RingEdge blir en hemkonsol, och att SEGA bestämmer sig för att porta över Lindberghs spel till RingEdge.


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