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Here’s a heads up for a new website dedicated to Sega’s Derby Owners 2008, the latest in a line of games dealing with horses and derbys. As I have seen other versions of this game show up outside of Japan, chances are pretty good that we’ll see it outside of Japan. I haven’t had a chance to play one of these so I can’t comment on the gameplay (it looks like you bet on and race horses against each other) although it is something different from the normal fare. The ‘satellite’ style cabinet is very impressive but because of that you can bet that it won’t be cheap (none of the Derby games from Sega have been) and boy does it look good, like a current generation arcade game should – in fact the individual cabinets appear to be using 1920×1200 resolution monitors (that’s right, above 1080p which is as high as consoles go at the moment). Check out the site (translated from Japanese) to see a bit more about this game.