Wait, That Dreamcast 2 Rumor Is False? Christmas Is Cancelled.

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chris-littlechild - December 26, 2015

Damn it, Facebook. You give us enough to deal with already. Endless invites to craptacular games? I'll play damn Farmville over my dead body (whatever that means). Chain letters asking you to like or share them so Slenderman doesn't pull your intestines out of your ass at 4.30am? Gurning ex-classmates updating the world that they're off for a cheeky Nandos? Nuts to all of that.

But this time, Zuckerberg, you've gone too far. I was just learning to trust again, after the chocolate chip/rabbit turd in my ex-wife's cookies incident, and you pull something like this.

If you've been lurking around Facebook for a while, like most of us have, you'll have probably noticed its fancy new ‘trending topics' section. This is a quick Twitter-style rundown of what people are talking about, and it gave a lot of nerdly gamers a lot of false hope with the headline ‘Dreamcast 2: Sega Reportedly to Release New PC-Console Hybrid.'

In short, it's all BS. Here's Kotaku with the skinny:

‘So what's actually going on? Well, there's a fan campaign, run by a group of Sega devotees who launched a petition earlier this year in hopes of convincing the Japanese publisher to release an HD-supporting limited edition of the Dreamcast. The campaign, organised by a handful of people including Sega fans Ben Plato and Patrick Lawson, has a Facebook group called "Dreamcast Revival" with 882 members.'

Lawson has been interviewed by all kinds of sites, and the whole thing has spread. Nothing official, and Sega themselves haven't said a darn thing, but that's the power of the web. It's not happening, basically, which is a bummer for all fans of Sega's cult classic console. Hit the link for more on the story. 

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