GammaLounge discuses some of the elements of console wars and fanboyism from someone who grew up on the SEGA side of the old Nintendo vs SEGA days, and how those experiences as a SEGA fan changed their perception of games and multi-consoles forever.
The Dreamcast was my first console, + I still have it!!! Shenmue, Sonic Adventure 2, JSR, HoTD2, Powerstone, MvC2, Soul Calibur, Project Justice, SF3, Skies of Arcadia, Daytona, Met Street Racer..... ..... *sigh* happy days, lol
still one the best 2d fighting game systems. It was arcade paradise! kof 98, last blades, mark of the wolf plus all the stuff you mentioned ecco was pretty good, headhunter. And that was all in 3 years. If only sega kept going
Still got mine hooked up. Great to have the guys round to play Powerstone or MvC or even Chu Chu Rocket!
I wish they would do something new with those games; I wouldn't mind seeing those on the live arcade/Playstation Network store.
Those really were the best gaming days :(
Yeah, the Dreamcast felt like the golden age of gaming to me! So many unique classics that play great, even today. Just a shame we haven't seen the best of those within a compilation yet.
I loved mine. I even bought it day one; never done that for any other system. And that list of games, kick @$$!
Weird title. Dreamcast usually incites irrational fanboyism by making people defend a dead console that failed pretty hard in the market. Maybe if that controller wasnt so hideous. Seriously, there is no way that thing is confortable. http://media.gdgt.com/img/p...
Did you ever hold one? I didn't own a Dreamcast (always wanted too though), but the controller was pretty comfortable, probably because the triggers were on the back rather than the top.
the dreamcast was a wild card.
Ok and what if people don't like the exclusives on the other consoles. Im srry but nintendo exclusives just look too childish and MS is just mindless shooting. Fanboys don't just hate on another console for no-reason. The way the other company treats their customers and the quality of the games plays an huge roll in hating and supporting a console.
There should be a way to give you no bubbles at all.
Each console has their own strengths and weaknesses in my mind, but these somewhat complement each other if you're lucky enough to own them all. Nintendo exclusives may 'look' childish, but they're actually pretty fun. I honestly think gaming is too serious these days, so games which actually keep some of the 'childish' and colourful nature are a Godsend.
I'll admit it the Dreamcast ideal grabbed me up real quick.. I forget how old I was but I remember I had to get rid of my PS1 and games in order to get it.(Parents) so I took the gamble. I had it for awhile probably atleast a few years before ultimately getting a PS2. and now I own 360 and PS3.. there is a Wii in the house but eh it's not really my thing.
I remember going into Gamestop with my little brothers back then. I forget why it even came up, but the guy behind the counter said he felt sorry for us because we played on a PS1 instead of a Dreamcast. He said some Dreamcast Spiderman game was the greatest game of all time. My brothers and I still laugh about that from time to time.
wasn't it Electronics Boutique back then? I remember that place in malls. and now they're all Gamestops
babbages or funcoland. but probably it was EB games is what he meant
They still call it EBGames in Canada... and there is a little Gamestop on the side of your bag which is the only way I knew they had any affiliation!
We demand Dreamcast 2
they probably should call it Dreamcast Squared or just skip ahead to Dreamcast 3... for good measure.
Dreamcast is still a great console. And i think the controller is still 1 of the best ever made.
Oh yeah, I still have my Dreamcast hooked up to my tv even today. and I have 80 DC games for it too.. so glad I have them.
Dreamcast was a great console but the reason is because of the amazing games it had, Shenmue, Sonic Adventure 2, Powerstone, Powerstone 2, Soul Calibur, Rival Schools, SF3, Skies of Arcadia, DoA2 and so on. Ive honestly never been a fanboy, I buy a console because I want the games it has. Exclusive were a given in the past there aren't too many games that where on both the PS2, Xbox and Gamecube so If you wanted to get all your fav games you would usually have to get all 3, These days its almost all multiplat and the only argument is what console it looks better on which if you think about it, its kinda petty. Like I said ive never been a part of fanboyism, I guess Ive been too busy actually playing all the games and having fun instead of bashing a company or franchise because they're suppose to be the competition, That kind of method may suit some but Id say being a fanboy just means your missing out on other great exclusives.
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