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Huge Console Auction Debuts

michael posted more than 10 years ago | from the comic-book-guy dept.

Classic Games (Games) 393

neura writes "In quite possibly the largest console auction ever, someone is selling just about every development kit and production game console ever made in Japan. They also have listed tons (almost literally) of software to go along with the systems. Anybody ever seen the original Super Famicom development system? The pictures alone are worth taking a gander. :)"

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i have a huge console (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9417625)

thank you, first post.

Re:i have a huge console (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9417630)

What, too young for a bit of GUI?

Let's get this out of the way (5, Funny)

andy55 (743992) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417631)

Let's get this out of the way:

1) This guy is the most dedicated console collector the world has ever seen!
2) This guy is the most fucked up collector the world has ever seen!
3) Imagine a Beowulf Cluster made out of them...
4) (Obligatory MS dig for the white Xbox at the end)
5) (Obligatory all you base belong to us joke)
6) Sure, but don't they support Ogg!
7) In Soviet Russia, the consoles buy you!
8) I have an Atari 2600, you insensitive clod!
9) Let's get this out of the way
10) ???
11) Not Profit!

Re:Let's get this out of the way (4, Funny)

Justin205 (662116) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417653)

You forgot the Simpsons quote.

Unfortunatly, so did I.

Re:Let's get this out of the way (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9417661)

And of course, the usual "Let's get this out of the way" post.

Re:Let's get this out of the way (2, Funny)

G-funk (22712) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417732)

See #9

Re:Let's get this out of the way (5, Funny)

andy55 (743992) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417671)

12) I, for one, welcome our new console Overlords

Re:Let's get this out of the way (2, Funny)

Scarblac (122480) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417679)

That's all nice and well, but do these things run Linux?

Re:Let's get this out of the way (1, Funny)

Justin205 (662116) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417686)

12) The missing option is...

You missed... (0, Troll)

Cornelius the Great (555189) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417750)

It looks like you forgot the most obvious and important thing: Ebay got slashdotted!!!

I'm serious though, the page has been taking nearly five minutes, and only three pictures have loaded up. Damn, what next? Google?

Re:You missed... (1, Troll)

Cornelius the Great (555189) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417763)

Nevermind, ebay's fine... it seems the pics were from sdk-team.com, so I'm not surprised.

Carry on.

Re:You missed... (2, Informative)

xsupergr0verx (758121) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417800)

Umm... The guy who's hosting the images got slashdotted, text showed up fine for me.

Re:Let's get this out of the way (2, Funny)

menkhaura (103150) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417773)

You must be new here.

Re:Let's get this out of the way (2, Interesting)

xsupergr0verx (758121) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417808)

Don't forget "Impressive, but does it run linux?" The answer is actually yes for some of them.

yeah! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9417634)

Now I can fulfill my life long dream of making a 3D0 pr0n game!

Re:yeah! (5, Funny)

Defunkt (179286) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417640)

And just think... if only 3 people ever play it, it will have been the most successful 3DO game in the console's entire history!!!

Commercial posts on slashdot? (4, Funny)

skywolf (757605) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417635)

When advertising, please place 'FS:' in the subject line to avoid causing offence. Thanks,

Although interesting... (-1, Flamebait)

agent dero (680753) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417642)

Why the need to post a slashdot article on the selling of it?

I mean, it's news, but it doesn't matter.

The concept of selling this guy's stuff for him is lost on me.

Re:Although interesting... (3, Funny)

Sneeka2 (782894) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417707)

Imagine there'd be a geek with money. I know, that's very rare, but still... Wouldn't that said geek with money be interested to know there's another geek w/o money but with a ton of geek stuff waiting to be sold? There's your /. story.

Thank you /. for helping keeping the money in the family.

Re:Although interesting... (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9417741)

I think the most interesting thing about this is the guy must have discovered women. And actually found one who likes him. The rest of you could only be so lucky.

Loose change (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9417643)

Hmm.. I'm sure I had $100k lying around here somewhere..

shipping! (4, Funny)

Coneasfast (690509) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417645)

HIGH BIDDER HAVE TO HELP FOR SHIPMENT & PAY ALL SHIPPING FEE, DUE TO ALL ITEMS MIGHT OVER 100KGs !!! HIGH BIDDER MAY HAVE TO PAY SOME THOUSAND US$ FOR SHIPMENT

that's gonna be one hell of a shipping cost. it may be cheaper to rent a ship and go to hong kong to pick it up yourself :)

i guess if you are willing to pay 100k it may not be a big deal.

Re:shipping! (-1, Flamebait)

Koguma (608998) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417806)

That's 100KG NOT 100k ya blind bafoon! KG stands for k-i-l-o-g-r-a-m for the metrically inept. In otherwords, he's saying that they will weight over 200pounds.

Re:shipping! (1)

xsupergr0verx (758121) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417813)

AND THE OPENING BID IS $100,000 for the math/reading inept. Costs $100,000 Weighs over 100KG It can do both!

Re:shipping! (0)

Lshmael (603746) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417819)

The starting bid for the auction is $100,000, which is the 100k that the grandparent poster is referring to. Calm down, and do not be so quick to insult people.

How ridiculous we all are... (-1, Troll)

rice_burners_suck (243660) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417646)

d00d, this story just appeared, and I think eBay has been Slashdotted!!! This is really crazy, what a bunch of geeks we all are. The damn auction's starting bid is a hundred thousand bucks. You don't honestly believe that any idiot geek over here is gonna spend that kind of money, as if any of us actually have that much?!?!11???!?!?!?!!1!?!?!?1!?!?!111 I don't think so!!!

Slashdot. Because friends don't let friends plead guilty.

Re:How ridiculous we all are... (5, Insightful)

rice_burners_suck (243660) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417656)

You know, on a side note, after waiting about ten minutes for all the images to load, and only 85 out of the 300 or so have, I have come to the conclusion that if the seller were to list each item separately, he would probably double or triple his returns, regardless of the increased administration costs involved in doing so. This is because buyers are more likely to spend, say, $300 on some item, than $100,000 on a million billion things.

But that's just me. Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh well.

Re:How ridiculous we all are... (1)

rice_burners_suck (243660) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417665)

Oh yeah, and potential bidders, please note: He only accepts a "BONK TO BANK TRANSFER"... I don't know what a "BONK" is, must be some sort of Japanese institution. I'll ask my friend, he knows Japanese. Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooh well.

Re:How ridiculous we all are... (1)

Genghis Troll (158585) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417700)

Bonk [2y.net] . Makes perfect sense.

Re:How ridiculous we all are... (2, Insightful)

NeGz (629279) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417720)

I was the same thing, mostly with the development and obscure stuff. For example, I imagine there would be alot of people in the current Dreamcast homebrew/emulation scene who would pay a bit for that DC development machine, not to mention the emulation types who might like some of the older development tools there.

Re:How ridiculous we all are... (5, Insightful)

Granos (746051) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417762)

Look at his selling history [ebay.com] and active auctions [ebay.com] . He's been selling this stuff on eBay for over FOUR YEARS. He has about 100 seperate items on sale right now. He is probably bored as hell of it. This auction was a great idea, even if no one bids the $100,000 dollars. It has generated HUGE amounts of publicity for him(it had 20,000 hits before it hit /.) If no one bids on it, he'll have no problem selling the items seperately. And maybe, just maybe, there's a video game obsessed nut rich enough to bid the 100k.

Re:How ridiculous we all are... (1)

bersl2 (689221) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417767)

Furthermore, he should sell everything over time. The most important thing in economics is scarcity, so he would not want to "flood the market".

And as is, he has forced demand down to near nothing, because how many people have a hundred thousand dollars to spare? It would be funny if nobody bid.

Re:How ridiculous we all are... (0, Flamebait)

l0ungeb0y (442022) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417796)

"And as is, he has forced demand down to near nothing, because how many people have a hundred thousand dollars to spare? It would be funny if nobody bid."

Actually, I think it wuld be funny if someone did bid.
Especially if it was one of our own beloved /. trolls who was acting in a glue-sniffing induced frenzy and just happened to bid for shits and giggles only to wake up in the morning to realize that they are now owned by Pokemon and Dance Dance Revolution.

Re:How ridiculous we all are... (5, Funny)

bersl2 (689221) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417827)

"Um, Dad... can I borrow $100,000?"

" WHAT?! "

"...plus shipping..."

Re:How ridiculous we all are... (1)

britneys 9th husband (741556) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417787)

I have come to the conclusion that if the seller were to list each item separately, he would probably double or triple his returns, regardless of the increased administration costs involved in doing so. This is because buyers are more likely to spend, say, $300 on some item, than $100,000 on a million billion things.

If you're so sure of this, why don't you buy the items yourself and then sell them separately? Think of all the money you could make!

Re:How ridiculous we all are... (1)

chewy_2000 (618148) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417692)

Although notice all the images are hosted on the seller's homepage, sdk-team. So it's not eBay, it's his (or his company's) site :P

overkill (0)

joako (724668) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417651)

good lord, who actually needs all that stuff?

Re:overkill (2, Funny)

MrP- (45616) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417655)

"good lord, who actually needs all that stuff?"

I would say the seller doesn't =P

Re:overkill (1)

DJHoy! (787986) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417677)

I wouldn't doubt if the DOD made a bid... they can have "America's Army V. 2.0".

100k??? (4, Insightful)

homb (82455) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417654)

The dude is selling this for $100,000 starting price. That's pretty insane. Unless you're a store wanting to resell this in a 3rd world country (even then, it'll be hard), you're not going to make your money back.

Truly this is only for the insanely obsessed console freaks.

Re:100k??? (1)

Coneasfast (690509) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417663)

Truly this is only for the insanely obsessed console freaks.

correction: Truly this is only for the insanely rich and insanely obsessed console freaks.

Re:100k??? (2, Funny)

Justin205 (662116) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417672)

Truly this is only for the insanely obsessed console freaks.

I'm sure we have a few of those somewhere around here.

There's no group of people (no matter how small) that isn't represented somehow on Slashdot.

Re:100k??? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9417742)

There's no group of people (no matter how small) that isn't represented somehow on Slashdot.

Something tells me the Amish are not represented here.

Re:100k??? (1)

Blublu (647618) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417801)

Ever read "I don't have a computer, you insensitive clod!"? It is essentially the same thing.

Capitolism (-1, Flamebait)

DigiShaman (671371) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417830)

Capitolism at its finest. What might be a waste of money to you could be a bargain to someone else.

This is something liberal colleges will never teach you.

Very impressive (5, Interesting)

chewy_2000 (618148) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417657)

..but I wonder how much more he would have made if he'd listed each item individually, instead of a bulk lot? It'd be a fair bit of work (not massive, since he's already got the details for most of the items), but you think it'd probably be worth it.

I wish my bank offered... (5, Funny)

grainofsand (548591) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417658)

"..INTERNATIONAL BONK TO BANK TRANSFER.."

I wish my bank offered Bonking services - maybe I wouldn't moan about their monthly fees if they did.

Re:I wish my bank offered... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9417696)

I wish my bank offered Bonking services - maybe I wouldn't moan about their monthly fees if they did.

You would if they were any good at bonking.

Re:I wish my bank offered... (1)

CaptainPinko (753849) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417709)

oh you'd moan... except then it'd be a good thing!

Re:I wish my bank offered... (3, Funny)

AndyChrist (161262) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417738)

Is that a PC-Engine reference?

Re:I wish my bank offered... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9417841)

Haven't you noticed banks always screw their customers but not quite in the way you want ;)

Interesting auction (1)

darnoc (762200) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417659)

Thank you for posting the address of the auction. If for nothing else it is worth looking at because of the photos as you indicated. Now if I only had an extra $100K laying around... hrm...

Buyer beware (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9417681)

I don't know... that wine wasn't tested before storage.

Price (1)

phreak0003 (726129) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417673)

For a collection that large, I'd spend $100K any day.

Re:Price (2, Funny)

polecat_redux (779887) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417701)

For a collection that large, I'd spend $100K any day.

If I had that kind of money, I'd surely pay it - right around the time I begin putting the finishing touches on that full-scale trebuchet I've always wanted.

Hong Kong... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9417675)

Watch out, the seller is from Hong Kong...this could be a trap! Maybe it's all pirated/junk hw in cool boxes! ;P

Actually a good investment (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9417680)

1) Buy this whole kit and kaboodle for $100K
2) Open the most bitching video game museum ever

say it with me now

3) PROFIT!!!

Seriously, I would easily pay $10 or $20 to see some of this stuff. This is probably the best chance an existing computer museum has to get a piece of console history in one fell swoop.

Of course, it's not like this guy couldn't have been so dedicated as to milk phones from a zillion different auctions and make up this whole thing as a prank.

- JoeShmoe
.

The Sega Deramcast is AWESOME (0, Troll)

schild (713993) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417688)

This guy wants $100,000 US for this? Ok, so it's a serious collection worth serious money. Perhaps he should've realized that 'spelling' is important on something like this. For $100k I want the seller to understand business, he's likely never to come across money like this again. So let's just get this straight - there is no such system as the "Sega Deramcast."

Some of you might say "with that collection he can spell everything however he wants." I'm sorry, but when you ask for that much money for ANYTHING, you can not make yourself look like a first grade jackass.

And yes, the pictures are quite 'purdy.'

Re:The Sega Deramcast is AWESOME (5, Insightful)

dopaz (148229) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417712)

Don't you get the impression that the person listing the auction is not a naitive english speaker? All of the hardware is Japanese and the seller is located in Hong Kong. A few spelling errors doesn't change what you get.

Re:The Sega Deramcast is AWESOME (1)

dopaz (148229) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417734)

A few grammar errors do not change what you get either.

Re:The Sega Deramcast is AWESOME (2, Insightful)

xsupergr0verx (758121) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417833)

Exactly.

I have a good friend who lived in Hong Kong until he was 15. He spells exactly like this guy's auction and uses similar phrases.

He is absolutely brilliant though, and his goofs at English on occasion are nothing compared to how he storms through classes at the U of A.

Re:The Sega Deramcast is AWESOME (1)

polecat_redux (779887) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417723)

Perhaps he should've realized that 'spelling' is important on something like this.

Really? That's interesting, because if I was a serious collector with the kind of dough he's asking for, I think I might be willing to forgive his spelling. Obviously, I may also be obliged to cut him a break after realizing that he's selling from Hong Kong, and english is likely not his native language.

Re:The Sega Deramcast is AWESOME (1)

ananke (8417) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417752)

Yeah, and if I was serious enough about making a $100k sale, I'd spend 5 extra minutes with a dictionary and a spellchecker. Not to mention, that if I was serious about spending minimum of $100k, I'd run as fast as I could from a person who can't spell. This is ebay, you can't trust anybody, and things like poor spelling further make you look more like a scammer kiddie.

Re:The Sega Deramcast is AWESOME (2, Insightful)

speeDDemon (nw) (643987) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417777)

If I were serios about making a 100k PURCHASE i would fly to hong kong to personally inspect the goods. The amount you spent on airfare, accomodation etc would easily be worth the cost to avoid disappointment / fraud. For 100K im sure the guy would let you look and test too.

Re:The Sega Deramcast is AWESOME (0, Troll)

theguywhosaid (751709) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417730)

the Deramcast IS awesome. I have a beowulf cluster of six of them that can break RSA encryption, two days per key! finding a port of linux to the s78hq.f processor was a pain, but man is it sw33t!

Re:The Sega Deramcast is AWESOME (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9417739)

maybe because he is chinese and lives in china, dumb fuck.

Re:The Sega Deramcast is AWESOME (0, Troll)

G-funk (22712) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417748)

You misspelt "realised", in your spelling rant. Oh wait, it's a cultural difference? Who'da thunk it? And how's your nihongo?

Re:The Sega Deramcast is AWESOME (1)

PorkNutz (730601) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417774)

Misspelt? Realised? How does it feel to put your foot in your mouth?

Wow, this guy is a joke... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9417779)

"For $100k I want the seller to understand business, he's likely never to come across money like this again"

So let me get this straight: lacking complete and utter command over the English language suddenly makes you a poor businessman?

Let's ask you a question: how many languages do you speak?

I'm sure you're a millionaire computer geek who knows it all, right? You MUST be entitled to talk down to anyone who isn't as holy as you. Someone who doesn't meet your expectations is somehow less of a person, right?

Take a break, you don't have to be an asshole every day of your life.

Trying to sell this stuff since last year (4, Informative)

Animats (122034) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417689)

This guy has own web site [sdk-team.com] and buys and sells stuff like this. Most of this stuff was offered for sale back in 2003.

The images are coming from his own web site, which is now slashdotted.

the wheels are in motion... (5, Funny)

vdoogs (765125) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417690)

Nice. Just a few more university japanese courses so I can read the development manuals, a couple (or 80) grand to hustle up before the auction ends, and my ultimate goal of porting Mary-Kate & Ashley: Magical Mystery Mall to every system ever made can be realized.

Can you overnight it? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9417691)

I'll gladly pay for it through my escrow account. ;)

Bad idea (1, Redundant)

WenisMonger (787750) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417715)

Who has $100,000 to shell out on antique video game systems?

If the guy really wanted to make money, he should have:

1. Sold them individually
2. Set up some kind of "viewing center" and charge admission. There are plenty of hardcore gamers and just plain curious people that would shell out $10 to check out his collection.

Re:Bad idea (1)

DigiShaman (671371) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417839)

Too much of a pain in the ass. If I was him and needed quick cash, I would sell it all off and be done with it.

/. Bandwidth Funding (0, Flamebait)

FlameboyC11 (711446) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417716)

Seriously guys, why does e-bay seem to be the second most interesting thing on this site? My conspiracy theory about /. and ebay [slashdot.org]

Illegal to sell the dev. kits? (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9417721)

As far as I know, the development kits are still Sony's property - they're understandably rather touchy about their intellectual property and would not want such a machine to fall into the hands of the general public. Specifically: I thought all development machines were still owned by Sony, you just pay for being able to use them.

I would not be suprised if he receives a visit from Sony's lawyers demanding the return of their development hardware...

/. effect (0, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9417725)

The pictures alone are worth taking a gander.

Yeah, if we could see them... :P

Stop Bitching (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9417757)

you clicked the link too!
why not be part of the solution? [your-mom-i...-whore.com]

Re:/. effect (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9417835)

Congratulations, we slashdotted Ebay. Ebay is now dead. One more tech company bites the dust.

W@W!!!L@@K!!!R@RE!!!!!!!MINT IN BOX!!!! (4, Informative)

grahamlee (522375) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417728)

That truly is a mighty console collection, although it's clear that this [ebay.co.uk] auction probably has better retro value, and is more affordable. Tis pity it's bigger than my house... :-(.

Re:W@W!!!L@@K!!!R@RE!!!!!!!MINT IN BOX!!!! (1)

thempstead (30898) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417825)

oh for (lots) more space ...

t

Re:W@W!!!L@@K!!!R@RE!!!!!!!MINT IN BOX!!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9417842)

Damn, you mean we haven't slashdotted the UK Ebay yet?

Sonic vs. Mario vs. Gex? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9417733)

Ever wonder how stereotypical "jap" culture is? Makes me want to root for the "yanks". yep.

-_-Off Topic-_-

Definitely worth it (3, Funny)

l0ungeb0y (442022) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417737)

Hell at $100,000.00 US this is quite a bargain.
I mean the Hello Kitty LE Dreamcast alone is worth it's weight in Gold. But with the N64 Pikachi-orange Limited Edition!?!?!?!?!
Ohhhhhh Man! ;)

Don't Forget Pippin (2, Informative)

buckhead_buddy (186384) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417798)

Most gamers won't give a second thought to the large lot of Apple/Bandi Pippin game console items since the Pippin never had a successful launch in this hemisphere (not sure it did anywhwere actually).

There are still an army of Apple enthusiasts who would pay through the nose for the Pippin stuff if it had been sold bundled by itself.

Ownership/License doesn't allow sale of DevSystems (5, Interesting)

PenguinOpus (556138) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417744)

My experience with console development systems is that you have almost no rights to transfer/sell. Everything must be handled through Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo. I predict that, if they want to, they can confiscate all of his development systems. Maybe the rules are different in Japan, but I doubt it.

Re:Ownership/License doesn't allow sale of DevSyst (0)

Samir Gupta (623651) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417832)

Very true. I would not want to be in his shoes, particularly if if the seller and/or buyer is not a licensed third party developer that have already executed the necessary NDAs. And yes, the rules apply worldwide, including Japan.

The dev kits from all the manufacturers say explicitly "Property of [Manufacturer name]" on the back.

Re:Ownership/License doesn't allow sale of DevSyst (1)

_KiTA_ (241027) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417836)

He's in Hong-Kong. You know, the country 99% of Modchips, Pirated Games, and "Development Devices" come to the US from?

MS/Nintendo/Sony can't do squat.

Bonk to Bank Transfers only (0, Flamebait)

MegaT (672432) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417749)

It's a shame he doesn't accept PayPal. I still have a few hundred thousand knocking about in my PayPal account from that time I clicked the wrong button and accidentally sold Sega...

pretty obvious why (4, Funny)

prockcore (543967) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417766)

It's pretty obvious why he's selling all of that. He must be getting married and the bride-to-be said "you can either play with SEGA, or play with me, your choice"

Getting married, already married? (2, Funny)

atcurtis (191512) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417797)

Maybe he's discovered that a wife or serious girlfriend is quite expensive to maintain and has decided to sell off the heirloom investment in order to pay for wife's shopping habits (clothes, jewellery, etc)

Thankfully, my dear sweet wife doesn't read SlashDot :D

Re:pretty obvious why (1, Funny)

buckhead_buddy (186384) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417809)

Get a boyfriend instead. Plenty of joysticks to play with. ;-)

museum (1)

Sinful_Shirts (784047) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417769)

"GAME MUSEUM COLLECTION"
So this guy has a museum? Anyone know anything about this museum? I imagine he has to keep it all somewhere. I don't think all of this would even fit in my place.

Re:museum (1)

xsupergr0verx (758121) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417820)

More likely it's referring to a suggested use, like putting all that crap in a museum.

Technically, he does not own the dev stations. (0, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9417781)

The dev stations are leased from the console companies, who all reserve the right to take them back if they want. Technically he doesn't own the Dreamcast devkit, and especially not the Sony devkits.

Re:Technically, he does not own the dev stations. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9417805)

If it was acquired from a third party, then technically he does own them. He didn't sign the NDA.

SDK - Q2 Statement (2, Funny)

Law1620 (555675) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417792)

Looks like SDK will be turning a profit this quarter...

too much (1)

Man in Spandex (775950) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417803)

First of all, at the price of the shipping, you mind as well go there yourself and have a nice trip? I mean hey... if you can afford $100 000 on all of this, then you can surely afford to go there AND get the stuff shipped in a private plane piloted by John Travolta (Simpsons anybody? Ah Geez!)

First of all, is all of this even worth 100 000? The number looks just too "round" for something as big as this.

Re:too much (0)

Samir Gupta (623651) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417846)

It's quite illegal to sell the devkits to the public. But if they weren't, this would be a steal. A single Sony T10K (PS2 dev system) sells for $20,000 alone.

Tons of software (2, Insightful)

blakduk (166007) | more than 10 years ago | (#9417823)

"They also have listed tons (almost literally) of software..". Not wishing to pass up this opportunity to be anal (no, not even almost literally), I'd like to (a) point out that something is either literal or it's not and (b) how much does a bit weigh (and how many bytes in a ton)?
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