SoCal Mike is a bit of a twat, at least I think so, so I do think there could be some hijinks going on but he may legitimately want to win it no one can really say.
Do I think the Pluto
is legit? Absolutely! With the Saturn and Segas turmoil at the time by the time the Dreamcast was out most of the Saturn era employees were gone.
Also I've been in contact with both owners. The owner of the first one revealed has been here and told me to pass this along to you Derek.
"Hi, I just checked out saturnleague.com, and it seems like xDerekRx is pretty nervous about the device. Please tell him if he has any questions that he can PM me directly via this site, and I'll help out in any way I can. If he does win the other Pluto
, then we'll be the only two owners of it, so it would be nice to be in touch with him."
Here's a link to the thread he first posted info about the Pluto
. You can sign up and PM him from there.http://www.assemblergames.com/forums/sh ... Sega-Pluto
Like I said I don't doubt the validity of the Pluto
itself after reading through all of that forum it does indeed seem to be a legit prototype. With Sega going through so much shit at the end of the Saturn era there was a lot of house cleaning so this getting shuffled around and forgotten doesn't seem to far fetched.
Game collection on my site.