From CNET: "Simply put, the Sega Dreamcast was great when it was released on 9/9/99 (in the US) and I'm a firm believer that Sega should release the Dreamcast 2 on 9/9/09...More than anything else, I want Dreamcast 2. Who is with me?"
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ROFL That was hilarious! Even though you don't need it, here -- Bubbles for you. Thanks for that. LOL
YES o also want dreamcast2, the first one was a great machine. It had a early death, was better than playstation 2. If it had is live circle playstation wont have the life made easy like that. This new console war is the same as before with dreamcast, if the X360 fall then PS3 wings like before but if X360 continues then it is going to be really close and every one will have to fight. Good games to all.
....I don't want another Dreamcast....I still have the bad taste of it in my mouth!!
Most underrated console ever. I personally have a disgust of the ps2 because of how game developers favored it so much more over the DC. With the exception of the controller i felt everything about the Dreamcast was better.
@Raptors every so often I hear a hand full of people say something like that. But what made Dreamcast better than Ps2? Ps2 had better graphics (at least after the first year) and better games. Probably the reason why DC died was the fact that Sony had proven the brand with ps1 while Sega was coming off the unsuccessful sega saturn. I don't mean to rag on the Dreamcast, Its just that no one really gives a reason why the DC was better. Crazy Taxi was kinda awesome the first time I played it on Dreamcast though.
I disagree that the dreamcast was horrible. The reason that it died was because of piracy, not because the system sucked. The dreamcast is my favorite console to date because of games like powerstone 2, skies of arcadia, shenmue and shenmue 2, soul calibur, and the list goes on. However, I like it because the games on it were fun, and just because they make a dreamcast 2, I don't think it would necessarily mean that developers would make good games. Video games have changed last generation to this generation. Sega has changed too.
you still have the taste in your mouth? well, if you played it using your hands, not your mouth, maybe you would have liked it more :P o/j
As much as I like the Dreamcast another console with a new/old army of fanboys would break the internet.
There is no market for it now besides would you buy it. You might but they need a crap load of dev. and 3rd pt support aswell. I think that will be the Wii's downfall is the 3rd pt support.
I think MS kinda took their place when they bowed out
How bout STOLE their place. I hate to break it to you, but they pulled the plug on SEGA's 10-year agreement for an online service without even informing SEGA. Does that sound like a company that cares about their costumer or another scheme to take on another market for sheer enjoyment and money-rein? Nintendo's doin' the same frickin' thing! They're charging almost 2 TIMES what it takes them to make a Wii...because they know they can. They could easily charge 300 for it and it would sell just as well. I hate both companies! EDIT: Games4Fun. THANK YOU! Bubbles...
the first guy to reply to you had it right. Microsoft pretty much pulled the plug, and then lo and behold they had thier own console what a coincidence but what the most shocking thing is all the dreamcast fanboys ate up ms's console thinking it was sony's fault when it was indeed microsoft who charged for thier software and online support on the dreamcast and shut the whole thing down basically worst decision ever by sega was to think that they could partner with ms and not get burned this is coming from someone who owned a dreamcast and stuck by them till they went to pieces, i have decided to support sony and nintendo but never will i support micro for thier entry level bs that slowly eats at gaming quality like a cancer.
You guys are aware of the fact that Sony bribed EA into ignoring the Dreamcast, which cut it's library in half. EA even took a huge financial loss by shunning the console. After that, Sony bribed Sega into ignoring the xbox. Right after Sega announced going multiplatform, practically all their games went PS2 exclusive, hurting their popularity because a lot of Sega fans went xbox. Quit acting like Sony was a perfect little angel in all this. They're just as much to blame.
i agree with that too im angry at what happened to the dreamcast i loved games like the original skies of arcadia and shenmue not to mention original freakin soul calibur i never actually bought bass fishing game but it was awesome too. But it was still a huge fault of Microsoft moreso in my opinion because they quit supporting their own partner and made their own console with a controller now that really is a huge steal of the dreamcast one especially the triggers for the dreamcast and the now triggers for the xbox360 the colored button scheme for x,b,y,a and the popped out dpad is suspicious too all in my opinion ripped from the dreamcast only a asmaller controller without the VMU
Sony needs to PURCHASE SEGA and let Jaffe work on the next Sonic game. He would make is SO BA!!!
There is just no room for any other consoles anymore. And I don't think Sega could afford to do this anyway. What we have now is enough.
if they make a new dreamcast controller then we will talk
I forget who the sega president was at the time, but I remember he promised shenmue 2 as a "final gift" to all the loyal dreamcast owners who stuck with the company after the ps2 release. When he announced just a few weeks later that it would be an xbox exclusive and wouldn't be on the dreamcast, it pretty much signaled that the company was going to hell. They've trashed their main franchise (sonic) and haven't really done anything new thats worthwhile since the end of the dreamcast. What would make anyone think they'd be good enough to consistently make decent games anymore much less carry an entire console.
Some valid points. Unfortunately Sega lost me after the Saturn. I was an early adopter and that system lacked so much when it came to games. By the time I burned one up overseas, I just said screw it and went to the "darkside" (at the time): Playstation. I wasn't dissapointed and never looked back. There were so many games I couldn't complain. One thing Sony has always done right, well except for those stupid mini-cds, was to line up content/support before jumping into something. I never owned a Dreamcast. I kind of wanted to get one, but after getting charred by my Saturn I just couldn't do it. Besides, there really weren't many games for it and I wasn't doing that again.
The same one that turned up a MS and now EA years later. http://dreamcast.ign.com/ar... http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
I would LOVE Sega to come back to the console "war". I also think the Dreamcast was a great machine, quite ahead for it´s time. And yes, really competitive from the go, much more than the PS2 which needed a long run to spread it´s wings. All time Sega fan here I would love for that to happen. Maybe in a couple of years more... 12/12/12...11/11/11? Call it Dreamcast 2... Katana or whatever. It would be a MUST buy for me :)
UMM no Dreamcast 2 not needed....can we get some of the classc games on the PSN though..plz..!!..
2 in Japanese is pronounced "knee" so...the next Wii should be called the "Wiinee"
Why would they come back into the console wars? SEGA hasn't even been producing quality titles as of 2003. The only GOOD game SEGA has brought out since then is Virtua Fighter 5. The rest ranged from okay to mediocre. Especially when the name of the game starts with "Sonic The..."
You can't even count vf5 as a new game either, since it was a sequel and built on an already a well established franchise. Bottom line is sega has sucked since the death of the dreamcast. They can't even get games right. Expecting them to compete in the console market is a joke.
The Dreamcast was the final swan song for a struggling company. Its a shame because it really was ahead of its time, and some truly brilliant games came from Sega themselves. IMHO the Dreamcast is one of the best, if not the best console ever made. But now Sega as a company aren't the same. Its almost like saying Atari now is the same as it was back in the 70's. I think Yu Suzuki is still with Sega somewhere, but the rest of the talent fled long ago. Its just a name now really. On a positive note, I don't think all Sega games of late are bad, yes, they hashed up Sonic to death, but Sega Rally Revo is ace!
I just miss Crazy Taxi.
I never had a Dreamcast but I investigated and they had a good line up of games from day 1. I don't think ther is room for a third console because of home much it cost to make games now a day, but Im glad Sega is still making games. Its a good company.
Dreamcast doesn't have the money to compete in this rabidly intense market, fo--rget it!! SEGA would go bankrupt without a massive cash infusion from say, Microsoft or Sony which ain't gonna happen.... I just prefer SEGA go exclusive to somebody.....maybe Microsoft could buy out their stock, for the good of everyone. Dreamcast 2 would get its ass kicked all over the curbs by the XBOX360 & PLAYSTATION 3 and then it'd get mutilated by the system releasing AFTER it.... I don't want to see SEGA face such humiliation again.....IMO none of their games are that good either, besides GRANDIA and other third party...... so I say hell no..........leave the video game market alone.. and if EA ever releases a console I'm hoppin aboard that one =D
Well, but what if IBM or AMD or HP or Toshiba or even Sun would invest in this "project" ?
You seriously think AMD would jump in to save the SEGA Dreamcast, ha ha ha what they have is pocket change !!!! Dream on my fellow gamers !!!! In fact the only way the DREAMCAST would ever survive again is if Nintendo goes & runs out !! Would serve them right since the PSP is catching up to DS now !! Microsoft makes billions of dollars every day compared to AMD, Sony makes billions every day over its movies compared to SUN, and now the new ZUNE is raking in money !!! In ten years Microsoft & partners will have nearly cornered the video game market, the other system will be still struggling while MS runs away with digital content everywhere !! And it will never be SEGA, they get destroyed by Sony.....they would get eaten alive by Microsoft, EA, or even TOSHIBA !!! SEGA make a few million to spend on advertising, ha ha ha ha !! In all serious !!!! DREAMCAST would be a total failure with AMD too unless NINTENDO dropped out of the races !!!!!!! Next year too, thats no lie !!!
I didn't say it will happen - the same way Sega won't release another console. I just see some tech driving companies, which could benefit in broaden their portfolio if they would expand their markets into consumer electronics. AMD would be a top candidate, because they have the CPU and Graphics technology to create a highly integrated gaming platform (BTW, so does Intel, now). IBM could, too, with a new CELL, and Sun could look for new target markets for their highly efficient Niagra platform. None of that will happen, though. But it would require one of the size of those companies to pull something like this off. (now, you'll see that the chances probably are not even close to 1%).
Dreamcast 6 million (in 7 YEARS!) That was a flop.
Uh, the Dreamcast has been OUT OF PRODUCTION for five, going on 6 years!!!
I loved the Dreamcast. It had the power of the Sega arcade ports, which is why I wanted it to begin with. I still play mine quite often. But I don't think I want to see another one. It can stay in the past.
I will only buy the system if they make SHENMUE
Not even close to enough for advertising..... They'd get slapped up so hard by the Xbox systems they would be seeing stars for years, and then on top of that, the Playstation. SEGA is an old hat old news company now which needs to keep releasing arcade games. With the 360 having a vastly superior library in every detail, along with the Playstation eventually having one as well, SEGA doesn't even stand a remote chance of survival. SEGA would be competing against the Nintendo WII and even that would be unfair, as they'd get completely eaten up. Let alone all the future games to come.....
There was a reason the SEGA systems died out, the games could not compare anywhere to the likes of Nintendo !!!! And oh it was definitely Nintendo and their N64 which was the final nail in the coffin for Dreamcast !!!!! Is too bad I know, but JAPAN kept the N64 neck & neck to other systems for a long time !!! The only way such possibility could happen, is SEGA team up !!! SEGA merge with EA and then Microsoft on a new system which would probably take over !!!!!! Yes its happened before !! They could only do it if SEGA was willing to merge, hahaha otherwise you look at another dead DREAMCAST & bankrupt SEGA !!!
If sega were to team up with anyone, it would be with NINTENDO. They just did a sonic and mario crossover game, and I think they won't stop there. With Nintendo's sudden re-emergence, a team up with Sega would make waves in the industry. Think about it. Sega and Nintendo make a new system, and launch it with a Mario Galaxy meets Sonic Adventure crossover game? Checkmate.
Dreamcast.....it's still a great machine till these days to me, but the controller kinda, ummmm, not very comfortable.
All of you and myself already know Sega WILL NOT MAKE ANOTHER SYSTEM! It's nice to think about, considering that I STILL have my Dreamcast, and I STILL play it from time to time, and YES, Microsoft basically pirated it's mortal shell and made the Xbox from it..(if you don't believe me, look at a Dreamcast contoller and an original Duke Xbox controller side by side and tell me there's no outstanding similarities, button scheme, analog triggers, dual top memory slots). Look, I'd LOVE to see a Dreamcast 2, because honestly, the ONLY reason I got a PS2 was because Dreamcast bought the farm. They had the great mix of epic RPGs, the BEST sports titles to date, (EA can suck it, Sega Sports NFL 2K on dreamcast had them sh*tting their pants), not to mention ALMOST PERFECT PC ports, albeit with ridiculous load times,(Quake 3, Unreal Tournament, Soldier of Fortune), and great action titles. I loved the Dreamcast, but I'm not getting my hopes up..ever...for Sega to re-enter the hardware market.
Where the hell is Zhuk? Oh, wait...he's probably crying right now due to painful memories...and blaming Sony for its demise.
yes, a Dreamcast 2, I guess I can give my version of what it should be: Keep it in similar dimensions as the original: systems lately can be HUGE in physical size Use a cheap, but effective proprietary format: DVD has been cracked too much, and Blu-ray is still expensive Wireless controllers are obviously a standard now, but I'd keep the VMU. Mini color screen technology is cheap enough now to be mass-produced without being a dent in the wallet. Think about it, A color screen VMU, maybe 1-2GB in size, that could double as an MP3 player, possibly load songs from it to use as background music in games? Awesome. And as far as the internal hardware goes: HDD is a must, no less than 100GB, I'd like to see AMD enter the console processor CPU market, considering their processors are MADE for gaming, and go with an AMD GPU. And make an OS for it that is still similar to the Dreamcast, for EASY PC game porting. Slap on a coat of paint and retail for about $299...I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
Yeah, we really need a *FOUR* system console war. Three is quite enough, thank you.
I want Sega to make another system... so yes I would not mind a Dreamcast 2
Your older brother is waiting. http://farm1.static.flickr.... -CadDad
DC2=ps3 and by the way, they are not going to release another dc ever. so whoever keeps promoting this junk, please take a look at the bookshelf..... there is no room, never was room, and never WILL BE room for an "actual" successor to the sega dreamcast.... let someone buy them up, with lots of money.
While I truly miss DreamCast and Sega consoles, we are already have too many consoles (But as a Sega / DC fanboy, I wouldn't mind if Nintendo and Wii went to oblivion and Sega could make the 3rd console to fight against Xbox 3 amd PS4.)
I wouldn't mind if Nintendo and Sega merged (aka Nintendo bought out Sega, as long as they didn't disband anything there) and created their next-gen system together.
I agree wholeheartedly. The Wii is a Dust Magnet waiting to happen, as waving your arms around like a jackass gets old very quickly, as I found out with my Wii. At least when Sega was still making hardware, games still had a sense of originality. Now all I'm seeing is either the 8th title of a franchise coming out(which is the same crap as the last one), or remake after remake after remake, and none of them looking good either. Maybe Sega getting back in the game could help. Restoring Shining Force to it's glory instead of it's cruddy PS2 cohorts. Not to mention seeing Streets of Rage beat the living hell out of any action game. And a new Splatterhouse...oh man, screw Manhunt 2, the Splatterhouse games were twisted beyond any form of sanity.
dreamcast 2? it'd be great for the one year it'll be out
Nintendo should quit the races !!!!! If the WII proves its nothing but a kids fad, I wouldn't mind Nintendo just dropping out !!! Then SEGA launch the DREAMCAST 2, this would finally be the system that Nintendo should have made at the start !! Nintendo can go on defending its gameboys, or try to compete with zune !!! Hahahaha that I would pay to see !!
bring back the dreamcast!!!!!!!!!
Personally I would love to see Sega come back. I know they had their ups and downs but in the end, I had many great days playing the DC. I will never forget the days I took to beat Skies of Arcadia and the many frags I had with QIII: Arena. Those were great times. You can count me in if they ever decide to make another console but I have to be realistic, it will never happen. A guy can dream though right?
the dreamcast was superb - i'll never forget the first day i played soul calibur, and the first time i got a vx220 out on the streets of london in MSR, not to mention how great phantasy star online was... Sega are more of a publisher now anyway. Their first party stuff isnt really cutting it as things stand (sonic games have been poor recently for instance) and there arent many companies that can handle the huge losses you'd have to take to get in the industry now (m$ and sony are losing money like crazy on console units, ninty are the only ones making a profit on them). I think sega made the right choice to pull out when they did, and to come back now would sour a memory of a great console. Now, when are they going to sort themselves out and make shenmue 3? :O)
A love this console almost as much I love PLAYSTATION
My favourite machine. The greatest video game machine of all times at my eyes. When it comes out at that time, best PC games had gameboy graphics compare to it.
I would love a Dreamcast 2, The original was the only 'last gen' system i owned sure, the controller was uncomfortable, the wire that inexplicably came from the bottom of the controller was annoying, beep the VMU's did on startup did your head in, and the games came in REALLY bad cases that had a massive tendency to break at the hinge. however, it was still one of the best systems i have ever owned, the games lineup was brilliant, and i often play toy commander with 3 other fiends, even now. MSR was brilliant, and although PGR series seemed to execute the idea of kudos better, i can't help but think certain game play elements in MSR were better, such as those wild cards that would essentially 'double or bust' your earning from the nest race. One problem though... What would the fanboys use to insult Sega Fanboys? (like Fonys, Xbots and Nintendoids) Oj :P
Let's not bring back the Dreamcast. It was fun for it's time and Phantasy Star Online cause me to lose a lot of sleep. The controller however SUCKED. They were cheap and kept breaking.
will not help the industry
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