UPDATE: More and more signs are coming out that this is a scam, so if any of you had any interest in trying if the site ever does go back live, I'd stay away from it until some sort of official confirmation comes out.
Well Kotaku has reported this, but now the debate is coming up across the internet whether or not it is a scam or not.
http://kotaku.com/365502/sega-asks-d...wn-a-dreamcastSega of Japan has been sighted nosing around our Dreamcasts, asking all sorts of questions. Questions like, "Do you still own a Dreamcast?" and "What's its serial number?" They've just updated their Dreamcast.com website with the first question, and clicking on it takes you to a page where you can use your console's serial number to register for a user.dreamcast.com account. After snagging my trusty console from my entertainment center and plugging in the serial and some other pertinent info, I got a simple email confirmation thanking me for registering. What happens next? No clue, but they're planning something. First they update their Dreamcast trademark to include new terms back in August, and now this. With the tenth anniversary of the console coming up in August, one can't help but wonder what the hell is going on. Re-releasing old games perhaps? Offering really, really extended warranties? All I know is this thing they're doing now needs a massive response, to both show our love for the noisy little console and show Sega that we're ready for whatever Dreamcast lovin' they're willing to toss our way.
UPDATE - I just got my account approved, and now have a relatively useless (myserialnumber)@dreamcas t.com Gmail account! Hooray!
The main dreamcast.com site is still online but the actual site to register for an email is currently down. Things that have lead to the rumor that it is false is that there are google ads on the dreamcast.com, Sega Japan wouldn't be hosting this on a shared server in Florida which is reportedly where it is being hosted, and lastly the typo on the registration page that is down.
Thoughts? If it is legit, what does Sega have up their sleeves? Dreamcast 2 ?