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How Dreamcast changed the video game world

SEGAbits writes: "On September 9th, 1999 SEGA let loose its white dream machine upon the United States. This new console was called the Dreamcast and was advertised as a highly advance console. It even carried the slogan “It’s thinking”.

It has been 11 years since the day it hit store shelves in North America and we now see how it effected the games industry."

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Montoya2655d ago

It`s great system I still own one. VMU was/is awesome.

SilverSlug2655d ago

sadly the DC was the only one to have a device like that for its memory cards. Not that we use memory cards now.

Redempteur2655d ago

the DC had a good way of using memory card ..the card was more than that i could farm objects/items in skies of arcadia while doing a math test !!! at school !!...

The revolution that was ...

Army_of_Darkness2655d ago (Edited 2655d ago )

And I don't know if its just me, but every game I played on the DC seemed like it was running at a solid smooth 60fps?
Damn, I wish I didn't leave my collection of dc games in the shed:(... bad idea...

Theonik2655d ago

Haha! Pity the batteries on that thing didn't last long >.>

GWAVE2655d ago

The SEGA Dreamcast was awesome, and I still own and love mine.

However, the Dreamcast's #1 contribution to the gaming world was a tragedy, but it proved a point:

It doesn't matter how big a name you have. Once you start milking the same old franchises (Sonic) without introducing new exclusives, your console will die.

I wonder if anyone else in the industry is following that trend...

SilverSlug2655d ago

You need to check up your history. Sonic was not around much on the Saturn. Did not have his own real game. When the DC rolled, Sonic Adventure was a huge deal, Adventure 2 was well received.

They did ONE party game with Sonic at the time. That is not much milking.

They also launched PSO (online was new for it), Shenmue, Jet Set Radio, Crazy Taxi, 18 Wheeler, Virtua Tennis, Seaman, Samba De Amigo, Space Channel 5.

They did a ton of new IPs.

Awookie2655d ago

What are you talking about? Thats not at all why Dreamcast died

Redempteur2655d ago (Edited 2655d ago )

actually i managed quite a long time with them 2,3 months by set of batteries .. i didn't game with sound on after all

@GWAVE

How many sonic game was there on dreamcast ? not that much Also there was no milking on dreamcast every franchise got 2 games at most ... (sonic , phantasy star online , jet set radio, snk vs capcom and the list goes on )

bjornbear2655d ago (Edited 2655d ago )

first console to really use online that worked properly (yes before the Xbox children)

still remember those Phantasy Online days *nostalgia*

and of course possibly one of the most iconic/best games of all time

SHENMUE!!!!! *shakes fist*

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SaiyanFury2655d ago

Yep! I own two of them. My wife got me a new one off of eBay a few years ago and it's been slickness ever since. Sonic Adventures 1&2, Power Stones 1&2, Street Fighter 3, Skies of Arcadia; there's a lot of gaming goodness to be had on the system. A great addition to my SD gaming station here. :)

tinybigman2655d ago (Edited 2655d ago )

i went from SNES to PS1 so i never got the chance to own a DC myself. my brother happened to own one though so i did get to try out some of the games he bought, but most of them were sports games lol.

Skies of Arcadia i got to play on the gamecube

Agent Smith2655d ago

JET SET RADIO! With Soul Calibur, Shenmue, Sonic Adventures, etc. Great times. Bass fishing was fun too.

Montoya2655d ago (Edited 2655d ago )

Powerstone, Virtua Tennis and Echo the Dolphin.

telekineticmantis2655d ago

You r so underappreciated smh.

ps3rulz2655d ago

Aaah dreamcast one of if the best console iv ever owned, still got my dreamcast from 2000 got about 85 games now for my dreamcast.
Best game for me is shenmue, love playing shenmue 1 around winter time to keep the feel of the game, walking around dobuita good times.

Apocalypse Shadow2655d ago (Edited 2655d ago )

still got 2 dreamcasts,4 vmus,2 controllers.

shenmue1,2(euro)
skies of arcadia
soul calibur
phantasy star online ver 2
capcom vs snk(jap)
headhunter(euro)
zombie revenge
f355 challenge
spiderman
omikron
sword of the berserk
jet grind radio(just...just awesome music)
virtua tennis
resident evil 2
d2
super runabout

had so many others that the system just rocked.sega's best console after genesis.

Redempteur2655d ago

argh i have to go back and finish the berserk game Dc ...

Tres212655d ago

u kno i was just lookin at that game hopin it gets ported over doubtful but still...the anime was cold & so is the manga

pippoppow2655d ago (Edited 2655d ago )

I have the game and will play it after Nier.

Just finished reading the manga after watching the anime. Great anime and even greater manga. After the ending to the aniome I had to know what happened after. looked on line read a few pages and just had to support the amazing work of Kentaro Miura.

I wish the PS2 Berserk game would've gotten translated but I'll have to get a modded PS2 and buy the import with fan translations online, one of these days.

Redempteur2655d ago

berserk PS2 is awesome ..it make me want another berserk gameon current gen consoles , it's even easier to make the kind of bloody battles now ..
another good thing with the psé game is that you really feel the weight of gutts sword

thief2655d ago

They sure had the best lineup of launch and first-party games, that was an amazing burst of creativity from Sega. Too bad the console went under as Sega as a developer has gone downhill since.

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