Wednesday, June 13, 2007

When Even the Box Impresses More Than The Controller Inside.

Despite being dead as a console hardware manufacturer, SEGA was probably one of the more polite/friendly/nice ones. When was the last time did you see a Thank You note attached to the inner flap of the box you are opening, conveniently located where you are bound to see it?

Taken from a box containing a brand new original Dreamcast Controller:

"Thank you very much for purchasing this product. Please read the instruction manual included and the Dreamcast instruction manual before use and retain for future reference."

You would be hard-pressed to find even a thank you note on a box of premium chocolates, and I'm talking about a videogames controller here.

This was taken from the back of the same box:

" We all play games, it's one of the most natural things in life.
It's how we learn to think on our feet and take our chances.
It's how we get to know our friends and understand our opponents.
This is Dreamcast - It's time to compete together. "

I thought that was rather nice, and as a sum of its parts (minus the last line), a very good reason for playing any games. You can tell that I really dig this box as I brought it home with the new controller inside, despite my Dreamcast having a permanent residence in my OFFICE.

Anyways, if you are wondering where would be a good place to get Dreamcast peripherals, Play-Asia is a good place to start if you are looking for brand new ones, the site sells them cheap too. Otherwise, if you can't find whatcha looking for, there is always eBay.