Avoiding Hazard in Dreamcast’s Latest Gem, DUX 1.5

Hardcore Gamer: For a dead console, the Dreamcast sure refuses to die. It's amazing to know that a piece of hardware 13 years post-mortem is still churning out new games -- good games, at that. Thus enter indie developer Hucast Games, a studio known best for their side-scrolling shooter, DUX. DUX was met with praise upon its 2009 release thanks to solid shooting conventions and vibrant visual flair; but it wasn't without its limitations. With DUX 1.5 Hucast have gone back to their baby and re-tooled it for a more complete, more refined experience. But refinements aren't always improvements. How does DUX 1.5 fare?

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ValKilmer1648d ago

Wow, an article about a new Dreamcast game in 2014? Pinch me, I'm dreaming.

pwnsause_returns1648d ago

i just recently bought a VGA box and an extension cable for the controller. also bought a CMOS Battery, and a battery holder to replace the old battery inside... Yea, its not dead at least in my house...

GamingSinceThe80s1647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )

I opened mine up years ago and pulled the wire off the speaker because the beeping sound it makes when the battery dies.Even when you replace it the battery does not last very long and the controller powers the screen when you play.It's easy and there is no downside to it.I still use my DC to play a Nester DC disc I was given years ago that has 1000 Nes games on it a lot of them never released in the U.S.

pwnsause_returns1647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )

you're talking about the VMU right? i mean, i was talking about the battery inside the Dreamcast Console. you know,the one that makes sure the timer is up to date.

GamingSinceThe80s1647d ago

Oh yeah I thought you were taking about the VMU.I didn't know the system even had a battery.But that makes sense as my clock has never been right.I don't think I will go though the trouble of fixing it because it does not rely bother me it is not correct.But it is a neat little thing to learn about that in 15 years of owning a Dreamcast I never knew.Thanks!

MonstaTruk1647d ago

You know, if Microsoft does leave the home gaming console business, Sega would be a company that I'd like to see rise from the ashes and compete. A Dreamcast 2, with the right marketing and powerful exclusives (NOT SONIC), they could be a serious force to be reckoned with..