Sega Dreamcast launched 21 years ago, and gamers and fans of the system still honor and celebrate its legacy to this day.
I had to wait a month because my wife got it for my birthday but man do those memories still stand out today. Sonic Adventure, Soul Calibur, Trickstyle... the fun never ended (until Sega pulled the plug)
I played the heck out of the dream cast. Loved the console so much. So many great games lol
Great console. Still my 2nd favorite ever.
People are still grousing that it was Sega's last console you mean. That if not for the finical position they'd put themselves in, they might still be around as a platform.
Yes an amazing console, cut far to soon unfortunately.
The game selection on the dreamcast was dreadful compared to the competition. Terrible controller too.
Major case of rose tinted glasses. The system was good and compared to other systems it was good but it lacked most of ps2s major features and was inferior outright . The only reason it kept up with the ps2 initially was the ps2s complex architecture. Not that I don't love Dreamcast and have super fond memories of mine but if you count the dreamcast as part of the same generation as PS2 GAMECUBE and XBOX it was deeply under powered ... it has the disk capacity of a GAMECUBE with half the graphical power. People pine on and on and on about shenmue but try to make new people who don't have nostalgic feelings play shenmue and it feels and plays pretty badly . I love it the same way I love the original half life or quake or mdk2 or Daytona USA. Dreamcast had it's chance. It was it's sales and lack of ability to get complete next gen games that killed it. The machine was basically never taken seriously by major publishers, square , EA etc just ignored it .
EA ignored it because they wanted to be the sole provider of sports titles on the console, but Sega had just purchased Visual Concepts with the intent of creating the 2K line, so that wasn't going to happen.
PS1 just did far too well for people to bother getting a dreamcast when PS2 was just around the corner. PS1 delivered in games. Sega Saturn did not.
This was an amazing console. I still have it. IMO this is sega's best console. This console has so much innovation.
21 years and i still have a hole in my right thumb after using that controller. Good times.
Still remember the day I picked mine up with sonic adventure unfortunately no vmu was bundled in but once you got memory card it was amazing. The old days of phantasy star online live with me forever
Still have one, and I believe it should still be alive and well. The glory days of NFL2K.
One of the most exciting launch days for me
i so want a new gen sega console, have best memorieswith sega 16 bits at its time :)
I've had consoles since the Atari Ultra Pong Doubles. Atari, Coleco, Intellivision, Nintendo, 3DO, Sega, Sony, XBox, you name it. At the end of the day, the Dreamcast is still my favorite console of all time. So far ahead of its time, but doomed by it's short sightedness in not including a DVD drive.
that was one of the things.. the other 2 are sony's marketing and the success of PS1. I still have my copy of popular mechanics with the PS2 on the front in a picture hanging up in my game room. The excitement of the PS2 launch can never be matched for me. I was a hardcore sega fan for the genesis, but the ps1 killed sega.
changed my life! Always Remembered Dreamcast......
I actually bought this on its way out during the $99 fire sale back in 2001(ish). God I loved that thing. The console died in like 2002 but I actually played it all the way until I got my first PS3 in 08.
Unreal console supported it until the end, i still remember playing Sword of the Beserk and toy commander.
I still wish it was sega and sony and microsoft just stuck to making windows work.
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