On September 9, 1999 one of the most innovative game systems that was truly a gamers machine, the Sega Dreamcast took gamers by storm.
this is a joke...right? terrible terrible console
sheep has never played one. I have many DC games I would love to see remastered on psn/xbla. Propeller arena and alien front online are a must.
9/9/99 FTW! You a fool if you think the Dreamcast was a bad console. It had so many killer games and spawned many franchises. Hell even 2K sports games started there
underrate console, not terrible.
It was not very popular in the uk but it is one of my all time favourite consoles.
Your a terrible console.
Your comment is a joke. The Dreamcast was a great console with phenomenal games. Don't hate just because you weren't privileged enough to have owned one.
You're a moron.
Your comment is a joke right? If not, then you're either too young or too ignorant to appreciate what it was like to own a Dreamcast back in the day. Nice clean graphics (compared to the consoles of the time)fun games with friends in person or online.
jinofthesheep you are JOKE. The Dreamcast was HD with the use of the VGA cable in 1999 you fool! Its versions of Capcom fighters destroyed the PS2 versions. Were you even born yet in 1999 when the Dreamcast was released? Cause it sure doesn't sound like it.
Dreamcast was one of my all time favorite consoles. So many good games that jinofthesheep missed out on lol
How can Dreamcast turn 11, when it died almost a decade ago??
SEGA of Japan still releases Dreamcast games every now and then, a few other Japanese developers also release arcade ports. Not to mention the fantastic homebrew community.
Gotta agree with jinofsheep. I have one, and only a handful of games are worth playing. Every Sega console after Genesis (wich would be Saturn and DC) was just crappy.
A tribute to the Dreamcast. R.I.P and you should be happy to know that the console brand that killed you is in 3rd place this Gen with the Wii kicking a$$. Karma is a b!tch.
What do you know r2d2 and wizzio commenting next to each other again, good job on not double posting with alt accounts this time.
And Microsoft copied your controller :P
lol was just gonna post that!!!! damn you!!! but yeah remember that article with the diagram on how sony stole everything and all the ms fanboys were trippin....
I loved this console, I wish it was a success but it was ahead of it's time. So many good gaming memories on that console. R.I.P dreamcast and Happy Birthday!
it is a success. It made the notion of console gaming online a reality. Not only for competitive/cooperative gameplay but also surfing the web. Granted, it was not THE first console to game online but it did it way better than the previous attempts. From that moment, we can look at it as the tipping point for setting the basis to what we use now.
This console is the shit got one sitting next to my tv still play it till this day. This console had so much to give us its a shame it all went to waste. The history of sega dreamcast.
http://farm1.static.flickr.... I still love the little guy, and have my 9/9/99 receipt with Soul Calibur and NFL 2K. -CadDad
I still have my software etc DC collectors ed store bag from when my wife bought it for my birthday. I have mine connected to the vga port of my samsung 42" plasma. It makes the games appear stretched but oh man the clarity. I wish the DC offered support for widescreen though.
O wow i wish i had that i only got the box with the instructions 2 controllers with 2 VMU`s 12 games all in orgional cases. I need to get more and build a stronger collection. I love yours
If only it had a DvD player...
I play games.
Rest In Peace Dreamcast.My memories of Skies of Arcadia will always stay in my heart
I need to get myself a Dreamcast...or steal my cousin's again...
Thank you for the beautiful memories of Shenmue 1&2, Jet Set Radio, Power Stone 1&2, Soul Caliber etc. I still have mine. So happy birthday and R.I.P. ( lol!? )
This console really had its good share of games we will never get to probably see again. @TheColbertinator Skies of Arcadia was simply amazing i loved that RPG so much. Its one of the DC games out there i would shell out the cash for instead of downloading it to own the real legit copy. Nothing like holding a old legit game in your hand thinking of all the fun times you had.
Glad I still have mine miss playing sonic adv 1+2 and shenmue
I still play my Dreamcast. It was revolutionary for it's time and was released before the software companies could develop for it because they were still busy making crappy PS1 games. SEEEEGAAAAAAAA
such a great little system that I never owned when it launched (thanks, PS2). I own one now though, and Sonic Adventure kicks *ss!
Dreamcast had some great fighting games. Outside of those it just didn't have the games to keep me interested.
Played PSO the other day, that and Sonic Adventure. I own quite a few great games for the system, and still play regularly with my son...
That guy must be a geek or something. The Dreamcast was so great it died and so did Sega as a hardware company. What a joke.
Like you, or we, aren't geeks posting on a videogame site? Don't get a nosebleed being that far above us, lol. Dreamcast was an awesome console, just bad marketing, pricing, and a limited game selection. Truly missed.
dreamcast died because the consumer fuckin sucks only likes shitty stuff. unreal tournament 1999 was 8 players online on dreamcast it wasnt online on ps2.
i preordered dreamcast for 9/9/1999 launch lol, i even got a t-shirt from eb.
I loved my Dreamcast. I went absolutely mental buying used games and consoles on ebay just before its demise. I have close to a hundred titles but sadly it resides in a box. I really don't know what I should do with them; sell the classics on ebay or keep it in a box to get rid of in another 10 years? Someone above suggested that XBL or even PSN should get a hold of these classics (Crazy Taxi, HeadHunter, Code Veronica, Psychonauts) because I would buy them. I'm sure the developer would rather get a bunch of $5 cheques instead of the current $0 they're currently receiving.
Just hold on to them man, never know when you might want to get the old DC out.
But SEGA didnt have the resources to support it... :/ Anyway amazing console and good teenage times.
Now we have ms. A company almost totally dependant on timed exclusives and 3rd party games, specifically those not on the ps3. If sega were around and thriving in the hardware space, we'd have a company that understoood the importance of exclusives instead of one more about apps and services. A real shame.
Thank you Sony for CRUSHING Dreamcast and the other "competition".
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