Dreamcast Prototype Back From The Dead, Free To Download

ToeJam & Earl 3 was once in development for, among other consoles, the Sega Dreamcast. Thanks to that console's demise it was never released, the code eventually finding its way - like so many other Sega series - to Microsoft's Xbox. That game was awful, but if you ever wanted a taste of what the more Segaish » 12/26/13 12:00am 12/26/13 12:00am

The Dreamcast Was A New Console For A New Console Generation

When a new generation of gaming hardware looms, it can be instructive to look to the past. At the end of July, we published a review of a new book by Zoya Street titled Dreamcast Worlds. Mr. Street has allowed us to publish an excerpt from the book, in which he details Sega's approach to the new console generation… » 9/18/13 7:16pm 9/18/13 7:16pm

How Past Game Consoles Said Goodbye in Japan

Each time we approach the beginning of a new console generation, it also marks the slow and gradual ending of the previous one. Games for the previous consoles are released less frequently until they disappear altogether. But have you ever wondered what the final releases were for each major home console in Japan? We… » 6/21/13 7:30am 6/21/13 7:30am

In Project Diva F, the Dreamcast Controller Controls People Too!

Project Diva F is an enjoyable music game starring popular virtual idol Hatsune Miku. And like most games these days, there are more than a few Easter eggs for those paying attention. Moreover, as Project Diva F is a game made by Sega, many of these Easter eggs are callbacks to other Sega-related products. » 5/31/13 5:40am 5/31/13 5:40am

What People Used To Say About The Sega Dreamcast

Today, we've got Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony vying for control of the console market. But there was a time when Sega was also a contender. Their last home console, the Dreamcast, is still getting games (sort of) despite being fourteen years old. But what was it about the Dreamcast that inspired such devotion? Let's… » 2/08/13 12:00pm 2/08/13 12:00pm

Why the Sequel to Rival Schools is my Favorite Fighting Game Ever

Growing up, I had two game systems: a barely working Atari 2600 (which lived largely forgotten in our guestroom closet) and an original NES. These lasted me until 1997 when I saved up and bought a Super Nintendo—over a year after the release of both the original PlayStation and Nintendo 64. » 2/08/13 6:00am 2/08/13 6:00am

Legendary Sega Consoles Turned into Colorful Anime Ladies

In fan art, there is a long, proud history of turning video game consoles into female anime characters. This is not fan art.


Sega is releasing a set of downloadable content for its free-to-play PS Vita game Samurai & Dragons. The set of 13 character cards are personifications of Sega's game consoles. They're dubbed… » 1/30/13 4:30am 1/30/13 4:30am