Prototype Dreamcast Printer Discovered

  • CalamityJames 1 Apr 2020 14:02:04 256 posts
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    “Sega approached us (Canon) in early 2000 to make an inkjet printer for their Dreamcast console. It was early days but we had a fully working prototype that, as long as you had a keyboard connected to the console, would allow you to print whatever was currently displayed on the TV by a simple press of the “Print Screen” key. Amazingly, this worked during gameplay as well, so you could print off screenshots if you wanted to. During testing, we had numerous copies of printed screenshots all over the office -- I think gamers would've loved it.”
    Source: https://www.thedreamcastjunkyard.co.uk/2020/04/dreamcast-printer-prototype-discovered.html

    The Dreamcast can still surprise us after all these years!
  • SeanP360 1 Apr 2020 14:10:18 6 posts
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    Screenshot is dated 1st April 2000.
    Today's date is 1st April 2020 ... hmmmm

    A good one mind.

    Edited by SeanP360 at 14:10:42 01-04-2020
  • robthehermit 1 Apr 2020 14:10:23 7,712 posts
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    That's the first April fools day gag I've seen this year. I guess people just aren't in the mood for it at the moment.
  • anephric 1 Apr 2020 14:47:14 3,886 posts
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    It's not really much of a gag either, when much more ridiculous stuff like the GB printer actually existed.
  • CalamityJames 1 Apr 2020 15:51:35 256 posts
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    Damn, I was sure I'd catch someone
  • EMarkM 1 Apr 2020 15:53:15 4,922 posts
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    CalamityJames wrote:
    Damn, I have only just realised...
  • DopeyPeafowl 10 Apr 2020 10:11:47 1 posts
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    CalamityJames wrote:

    “Sega approached us (Canon) in early 2000 to make an inkjet printer for their Dreamcast console. It was early days but we had a fully working prototype that, as long as you had a keyboard connected to the console, would allow you to print whatever was currently displayed on the TV by a simple press of the “Print Screen” key. Amazingly, this worked during gameplay as well, so you could print off screenshots if you wanted to. During testing, we had numerous copies of printed screenshots all over the office -- I think gamers would've loved it.”
    Source: https://www.thedreamcastjunkyard.co.uk/2020/04/dreamcast-printer-prototype-discovered.site

    The Dreamcast can still surprise us after all these years!
    It's not really much of a gag either, when much more ridiculous stuff like the GB printer actually existed.

    Edited by DopeyPeafowl at 10:12:09 10-04-2020
  • LegendaryApe 10 Apr 2020 14:17:50 1,992 posts
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    anephric wrote:
    It's not really much of a gag either, when much more ridiculous stuff like the GB printer actually existed.
    You're being plagiarized by user Dopeypeafowl in this thread. Fraud actions!

    Edited by LegendaryApe at 14:18:15 10-04-2020
  • anephric 10 Apr 2020 15:29:03 3,886 posts
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    I saw, but I'm a bigly man than that.
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