The Dreamcast Will Not DieS

By all accounts, the Sega Dreamcast should be dead. But it's not.

The Sega Dreamcast launched in 1998. While it was discontinued in the West in 2002, Sega continued to officially support (and repair) the console up until 2007.

And while Microsoft could have given Dreamcast games a second life (but didn't), that doesn't mean new Dreamcast games have dried up. Throughout the last decade, the console continued to get new games — from licensed developers in Japan and homebrew developers in the West.

At the recent Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany, developer RedSpotGames had Dreamcast demo kiosks placed proudly between the Xbox 360 and the Wii demo kiosks.

RedSpotGames has published Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles, a puzzle game developed by a Costa Rica-based studio, in 2008 and Rush Rush Rally Racing, a top down racer, last fall.

Other developers and publishers continue to work on Dreamcast titles. Even in 2010, when we are well on into the console lives of the current gen, the Dreamcast keeps on keeping on. Dreamcast games have found a home on the Xbox 360 and the PS3 as games are hitting the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade this fall.

The Dreamcast's pulse is faint, but make no mistake, the console is still alive.

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