Why the Dreamcast is Still Relevant

BNR: If you know me, you might know that I'm a big fan of the Sega Dreamcast- I don't remember what I was doing when it came out seeing as I was five years old and had more pressing matters on my mind, but no matter- I came to appreciate the ahead-of-its-time brilliance that was the Dreamcast when I grew older. Today (the date system on our site's broken but this article went live on September 9, 2015) marks the 16th anniversary of the US launch of the Sega Dreamcast- it was a unique machine that was home to some awesome games- in memory of it is the latest episode of the Blackman 'N Robin Irregular Game Show, embedded below for your viewing pleasure.

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stonecold32937d ago

i loved dreamcast still got mine today


Sega Games Sold Below Expectations in Q1 But Mainstay New Games Are Coming in Second Half

Sega announced its financial results for the first quarter of the fiscal year, which identifies the period between April and June 2023.

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Vits54d ago

Well, it is understandable. Sonic Origins Plus is yet another compilation of older titles and probably the worse one yet because it's mostly adding a couple of GameGear games to the not-that-old original Sonic Origins. And the port/remaster of Entrie Oddysey are definitely cool, but the games were always niche and for $40 each, they are a tough sale.

FinalFantasyFanatic53d ago

I'm not surprised the sales were bad, both those games were going to be a hard sell, I wanted Entrian Oddysey, but to see it wasn't the "upgraded" versions, and that they wanted so much for older games, I really couldn't justify it. I'd pay $60/70 for the entire trilogy though.

Agent7554d ago

It shocks me that SEGA is still a shadow in gaming.

Yi-Long54d ago

SEGA is sitting on a pile of absolute gold in terms of games/series folks love(d) but they seem completely ignorant about WHAT and WHY folks love(d) these games.

It seems they only semi wake up about the popularity of their licenses after they allow fans of the series to resurrect them to their former glory, like Whitehead with the amazing Sonic Mania, and Dotemu/Guard Crush Games with Streets of Rage 4.

Sega just sitting on series Crazy Taxi, Virtua Tennis, Skies of Arcadia, Shinobi, Outrun, Golden Axe, Virtua Fighter, etc etc is just beyond ridiculous to me.

It seems they’re insecure/clueless about the potential their own library of IPs offers …

FinalFantasyFanatic53d ago

They really do have a gold mine in terms of IPs, there are rumors of a Skies of Arcadia remaster/port though, so hopefully that one actually happens, I'd buy day one just to support that game.

TheEnigma31354d ago

Sega should really tap into the saturn and dreamcast compilations. I'd but those.

PunksOnN4G54d ago

Lol I mean U guys dropped Persona into gamepassLOL maybe next time dont the fact Persona 3,4,5 on xsx/pc only sold 637k less the a million for all 3 titles in SAD as hell.

GoodGuy0954d ago

Sonic is still at such an odd place and has an identity crisis. They only have Yakuza and the persona games I'm interested in. Please do a Sonic Adventure remake or new entry.

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Sega Reveals Their Gamescom Lineup

Looks like some fun.
SEGA today announced they will be at Cologne, Germany attending Gamescom 2023 on August 23 - 27, with a roster full of global first hands-on experiences for attendees and a host of great titles from across its diverse portfolio. SEGA will be in Hall 8 of the Koelnmesse.

Agent7557d ago

That line up is dire. I expected so much more from SEGA. It almost kills me that they're a shadow in gaming now.

Garethvk57d ago

They along with Nintendo and Atari are the biggest names for PAX West so far.

phoenixwing57d ago (Edited 57d ago )

despite what you might think gamescom isn't that big to warrant showcasing new games that arent unknown. At least for sega it isn't. They still have tokyo game show to have stuff for which will be more important for them. After all they are a japanese company.

Garethvk56d ago

Good points. It used to be E3 was the reveal event and then Gamescom was a look for the European Press and market who could not go to E3 or a deeper dive. Just like for us how E3 was for the reveals and PAX West was for a closer look, more hands-on, etc


A 272-page PDF of classified Sega of America docs from the mid-90s has leaked

A whopping 272 page PDF of classified Sega of America documents from the mid-90s has simply materialized online.

blackblades82d ago

This shh was on twitter for days now, surprised it took this long to be on here. Guess what everyone blaming Sony on there and they dont see how Sega shot themselves in the foot not Sony.

mjchitown82d ago

no sony is to blame. stop defensing sony like your life depends on it

BehindTheRows82d ago


Explain, in detail, how Sony was to blame.

lodossrage81d ago (Edited 81d ago )


Sony isn't to blame for Sega's hardware problems. In fact, you can easily pin that more on Nintendo. And secondly, Sega's own management are to blame.

In case you don't know gaming history, the Nintendo "seal of quality" kept MANY games off the Sega Master System, Genesis, 32x, SegaCD, and Game Gear. As a result, Sega built HUGE debt as only the Genesis was profitable.

When the Saturn came out sure Playstation came on the scene, but so did the N64. And Sega's final system, the Dreamcast was profitable, but because of the MANY YEARS fighting Nintendo, the Dreamcast profit couldn't overtake Sega's debt.

There, I just gave you the short form version of a small bit of gaming history, you're welcome.


He won't explain because he can't explain. Even Sega's own documents show the truth on the matter.

Jin_Sakai80d ago

“In the email itself, Kalinske wrote: "We are killing Sony. In every [store in Japan], Saturn hardware is sold out and there are stacks of Playstation.“

We all see how that went.

343_Guilty_Spark82d ago

Saturn was extremely popular in Japan but not so much in USA. They dropped the ball. I still loved my Saturn.

jznrpg82d ago (Edited 82d ago )

I miss Sega

They competed with making games but it just wasn’t enough outside Japan long term unfortunately.

I bought every console from just about every company that brought unique games.

I wish Sega and NEC aka TurboGrafx were still in the console business.

We need companies that want to keep consoles alive and make their own games on top of multiplats not get away from consoles and take games away from others for a play anywhere sub service.

shadowknight20382d ago (Edited 82d ago )

Sadly my friend, you not only will get disagrees, but many will not know what that kind of variety is like, because it will never again be so. Not on a console capacity. Where business monopolies are growing, and entrepreneurship is shrinking. That idea is all but a relic.

VenomUK82d ago

@jznrpg: "I miss Sega.'

Whenever you feel this way wait until the calm of midnight, open your window and stare at the moon. Your heart will open and you will find Sega there. Then the realisation that Sega never went anywhere - it was you that left Sega.

darthv7281d ago

that was..... moving