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My Dreamcast starts playing a game for 10-20 minutes but then after that it sends me back to the menu screen with a message saying it needs to "check the game". I'm guessing it has something to do with the eye malfunctioning, but is there a way to fix it?

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Get an xbox360 or ps3 lol

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