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SEGA Pluto prototype is now up for auction photo
SEGA Pluto prototype is now up for auction
by Tony Ponce

The other day, Dtoider kidvid666 revealed that he owns one of only two SEGA Pluto units in existence. As you may recall, the Pluto was a prototype revision of the SEGA Saturn with a built-in NetLink modem, but the idea was scrapped for one reason or another. Only two devices were allegedly produced, and kidvid666 was fortunate enough to score his for $1 at a flea market!

Now the lucky young rascal has placed the machine up for auction. A mere three bids have been made thus far, but already the price sits at $7600! That's a 759,900% increase on his initial investment, in case you were wondering, and that number is bound to shoot up even higher! Sure, he could have kept the device and been the envy of his peers for years to come, but that kind of scratch ain't nuthin' to scoff at either!

I just hope whoever is bidding isn't just running up the auction for kicks and giggles. I've seen that happen far too often for high-ticket scores such as this.

Sega Pluto prototype 01 of 2 ever produced [GameGavel]

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The other unreleased Sega Pluto console has been found photo
The other unreleased Sega Pluto console has been found
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Yesterday we found out that a former Sega employee had in his possession an unreleased console called the Sega Pluto. The console is essentially the Sega Saturn, but with a Netlink built into it. The former Sega employee said that there are supposedly only two Pluto consoles that were ever made, and as it turns out, a Destructoid reader owns the other one!

Dtoid reader kidvid666 told me that he picked up the Pluto around five or six years ago at a flea market for just a $1. Yes, $1. Crazy! The system works, but the lid is broken and won't stay shut on its own.

kidvid is thinking about putting up the console on eBay at some point, and we'll let you know when that happens. In the meantime, you can see the console in action in his little video demo.

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3:00 AM on 04.18.2013

Former Sega employee reveals the unreleased Sega Pluto

A forum poster over on Assembler Games has revealed something that's been in hiding for the last 14 years. Super Magnetic, as he goes by, was a former Sega employee that through a series of unfortunate events, came into the p...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:30 AM on 04.15.2013

EA scrapping The Sims Social, SimCity Social

The Sims Social is being scrapped by Electronic Arts, along with fellow Facebook games SimCity Social and Pet Society. In the case of SimCity, this will be a case of a game shutting down less than a year after launch. That wh...

Jim Sterling



Why does Capcom hate Mega Man? photo
Why does Capcom hate Mega Man?
by Vito Gesualdi

I've always been a big Mega Man fan. As I type this, a figurine of series villainess Tron Bonne (see: mai waifu) is currently watching over me. There's just something very unique about the series -- the idea of not only defeating one's enemies but also stealing their powers is something that always struck me as very, very cool.

Thing is, it was once very easy to love Mega Man, when series developer Capcom was churning out a never-ending procession of adventures starring the Blue Bomber. As Ben Franklin famously said, "Nothing is certain except death, taxes, and Mega Man sequels." Though not every one of these outings was a winner (those Battle Network games really started to suck after a while), the number of classics more than made up for the clunkers, and fans like myself always had a new Mega Man game to look forward to.

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Ex-Retro Studios devs were making a Mega Man X FPS photo
Ex-Retro Studios devs were making a Mega Man X FPS
by Tony Ponce

We are all familiar with the high-profile Mega Man game cancellations from the past few years -- Mega Man Universe, Mega Man Legends 3, and Mega Man Online. But what about the projects that never even left the conceptual stage? What about Maverick Hunter, the Mega Man X first-person shooter by Armature Studio?

Polygon's Michael McWhertor and Wes Fenlon did some sleuthing and discovered that, in early 2010, Keiji Inafune gave the team of former Retro Studios staff the go-ahead to re-imagine the Blue Bomber's cooler, sleeker cousin in much the same way Retro re-imagined Metroid. Their idea was to give X a Bomberman: Act Zero makeover, assign him a human police officer partner, and replace his Buster with a machine gun that fires missiles when charged up. In other words, Mega Man X in the very loosest sense.

Armature envisioned a trilogy culminating in a final chapter starring Zero, who would be forced to destroy a power-crazed X. That vision will never be realized, as Maverick Hunter was axed in a greenlight meeting a mere six months into the project. And with Keiji Inafune's depature, it's unlikely that anyone at Capcom will be willing to revive it. All that exists is a playable prototype, videos of which Polygon has also shared.

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12:45 PM on 04.05.2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines Wii U canceled

Those of you left caring may have noticed Aliens: Colonial Marines missed its Wii U release launch window. There's a very good reason for that -- SEGA finally decided to shoot the lame dog in the head, and has quietly cancele...

Jim Sterling

2:45 PM on 04.04.2013

It hurts: Star Wars 1313 would have been about Boba Fett

The closure of LucasArts was painful to see both in terms of the studio's legacy and the projects it had in the pipeline. One such game was Star Wars 1313, a visually-impressive title that showed up a couple of times and vani...

Jordan Devore

7:30 PM on 03.13.2013

Korean MMO Rockman Online is OFFICIALLY canceled

Le gasp! No! Say it ain't so, Joe! Say it ain't so! Back in September, we heard rumblings that the Korean Mega Man MMO, oh-so-creatively titled Rockman Online, had halted production following a restructuring of developer Neow...

Tony Ponce





10:30 PM on 03.06.2013

That Gore Verbinski Kinect game got canceled

Hey remember when Microsoft announced during their E3 2012 conference that they teamed up with Gore Verbinski to make a Kinect game called Matter? Anyone? No? Yeah, well it's been canceled. "Microsoft Studios is no longer pu...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:30 PM on 03.04.2013

It's official: eSports event IPL 6 canceled

Following layoffs and restructuring at IGN, The IGN Pro League 6 has been canceled. The competitive gaming event was originally set to take place in Las Vegas from March 28-31. In an official statement, IGN said: "When we lau...

Jordan Devore

2:45 PM on 02.18.2013

Resident Evil 1.5 now somewhat playable

Resident Evil 1.5, for those unaware, was the game that Resident Evil 2 almost was. Capcom was unhappy with the game as it neared its release date and decided to scrap the project and start all over again instead ...

Patrick Hancock

8:30 AM on 02.18.2013

Torture yourself with Obsidian's Aliens: Crucible footage

If ever a video was more perfectly timed to scorch a fanbase's soul, it's this one. In the fallout of the Aliens: Colonial Marines debacle, demo footage of Obsidian's cancelled Aliens role-playing game, Aliens: Crucible, has...

Jim Sterling

9:30 PM on 02.11.2013

Gas Powered Games shuts down Wildman Kickstarter

During Gas Powered Games' Kickstarter campaign for action-RTS/RPG game Wildman, "a substantial number of the team" was laid off to avoid a situation where employees wouldn't receive severance pay if things didn't work out. Ul...

Jordan Devore

1:45 PM on 02.05.2013

Bullet Run closes up shop because no one played it

I actually played the free-to-play Bullet Run at E3. Oh, how naive I was back then. If you read the article, you'll see that I actually sorta enjoyed playing the game on the show floor.  Silly me. When it was r...

Patrick Hancock

9:30 PM on 01.10.2013

Footage of canceled Crash Bandicoot DS game surfaces

Nintendo World Report has gotten their hands on a canceled Crash Bandicoot game for the DS. Crash Landed, as it was called, was in development by Mutant Mudds developer Renegade Kid sometime in 2008/2009 for Activision. The ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz