Today on Facebook, you might have seen an exciting little news nugget in the corner of your homepage. “Dreamcast 2,” it read, “Sega Reportedly to Release New PC-Console Hybrid.”
It might have been the Dreamcast’s 16th birthday in America a few months back, but today actually marks the console’s full and proper 17th birthday, since it was on November 27, 1998 that the Dreamcast was first released in Japan.
Sony has spent the day reminding people that it’s the 20th anniversary of the original PlayStation’s launch in North America, and that’s cool, but let’s not forget that today is also a special anniversary for another old console.
Belgian graphic artist Vadu Amka redesigned a Sega Dreamcast, turning it into a memento of one of the most iconic games for the system: Skies of Arcadia.
Still have all your old Dreamcast saves lying around somewhere? Wait, really? Well then, you’re in luck.
I was perfect in a video game once. And that video game was perfected in me.
Did you know the original Japanese release of Sonic Adventure included a massive mechanical cowgirl billboard that moaned when you approached it?
Kikopa Games has just released a game called Minkomora. It’s an exploratory game, a soft floaty little thing - but the best thing about it is the game manual.
Look, I know, Sega and Nintendo have been working together for years. Doesn't matter. There's something about this that still blows my mind.
The latest from the video game trivia masters at Did You Know Gaming? tackles Sega's ill-fated but fondly remembered Dreamcast—from inception to downfall.
How could a gaming system with this powerful a retail presence possibly fail?
The Dreamcast has four controller ports. I can think of no more perfect use for them than these four custom controllers.
Afraid Sega's "graffitti is art" themed Jet Set Radio pre-launch contest would inspire vandalism, then San Francisco mayor Willie Brown tried to have the company's event permits revoked. Did you know that? I didn't know that.
Fifteen years ago, the Dreamcast launched in North America, five weeks before hitting the UK. D.R.E.A.M.C.A.S.T. It was a games console. No, it was nothing like the PlayStation 2. Yes, it was really called Dreamcast, even in the UK.
Years Since the Release of the Dreamcast in North America
Marketing, timing and the PS2 all played a big part, but one of the other reasons cited in the untimely demise of the Dreamcast was the ease with which games could be pirated. That may be, but as Michael Gapper reminds us, it was also one of the best things about the system.
Standing out in a crowded sea of retro-style indie games is no easy task, but 16-bit RPG Elysian Shadows caught my attention recently for what it's promising to do differently.
Before you go losing your shit now, know that this is a custom action figure, not something you can buy. Yeah, I know. Sadness.
It doesn't matter that the Dreamcast was killed off over a decade ago. So long as people own Dreamcast consoles, other people will keep making games for it.