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peter

September 9th 2009 1:33 pm

9.9.99 - Has it really only been ten years?

Hard to believe that it's only been ten years since the launch of the Dreamcast, feels like a million years ago, doesn't it?

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garaxiel

It's been that long? your right it does feel like a million years a go. I still have mine in the basement, i may have to dust it off, and dust off Gauntlet Legends just for kicks :)
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peter

I remember finishing Gauntlet Legends, my friends and I became obsessed with it and we used to sneak into the conference room where I worked in the middle of the night and play on the big screen TV that was there.
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brett

that is awesome. my brother and i would play all of the games on the demo cd that came with it because we only had NFL2K and Sonic Adventure (which was amazing) for a while.
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jonursenbach

Oh man I forgot all about Gauntlet Legends...
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markalexander

I remember hooking this up to my 19" CRT via the VGA adapter. Amazing console. Alas, Dreamcast, we hardly knew you before Sega killed you off before your time. Sadly missed.
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noahmittman

Hell, I'm still waiting for a Chu Chu Rocket sequel.
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itcrashed

I remember how cool it was to carry around my VMU!
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joe1059

I loved my Dreamcast. Can't believe it's been 10 years. I use to surf the web with it in my bedroom using it's built-in 56K modem. Who could have guessed the Dreamcast would have been Sega's last console? It was fantastic; so many features. I'm still waiting on the ZIP Drive attachment for mine!
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rdang

Wow. I picked up my Dreamcast (a hot item at the time) with a 50% off coupon at ValueAmerica.com when it came out, one of the sweetest bargains I've ever gotten (other than free stuff). Years later I read that VA employees were going to local Toys R' Us stores and buying them at full retail to send to me at 50% off. No, I did not feel guilty.
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coologuy1957

I love the damn thing so much, it feels like it just came out a few weeks ago and the ps2/xbox only a couple days ago........ I still look up well reviewed Dreamcast games and buy them off of eBay - some great gems!
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greeny

The most underrated console of all time :)

Long Live the Almighty Dreamcast!
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fuzzbinn

I remember my old Dreamcast. Still in my basement somewhere. Launch day, playing Sonic Adventure for hours..... Dad just gave me an old VMU, still in factory sealed package.... Still hoping one year, Sega'll show up at E3 and blow us away with an HD Dreamcast 2...
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Zelok

I am now imagining an alternate world where Sega does just that. With the hardware problems of the Xbox 360 and the slow sell rate of the PS3, E3 of 2010 Sega drops the bomb of coming back into the console space.

It will never happen, but it makes me a little giddy to think about what would happen.
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Josereyes

I'm still waiting for someone to finish Shenmue, I loved that game, and I know there's tons of people out there who did too. It was such a breath of fresh air and so story-focused, I miss it. Sega: please FINISH Shenmue!
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icu

I still play my Dreamcast at least once or twice a week. I have it hooked up to my 52" Mitsubishi down stairs via the VGA adaptor. imo it is still a great console - usually fighting, driving and the fantastic 2K2 sports games vs a pal (or not) It still holds up for me - the only thing I would want is more games.

No matter where your console allegiances lie - if you were a gamer at the time you have to admit that the first time you walked into a store and saw that thing "thinking" you said to yourself "Oh my god. It's finally happened. Full on arcade games in my living room."
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humedini

I have been looking for one still in the box on eBay (in the UK) for a while but there aren't too many of them around. It was such a good console that I guess people want to hang onto them. It is on my list of things to find along with a boxed NES, a Apple G4 Cube and an original spectrum!
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coologuy1957

happy hunting - throw an Apple Pippin in for good fun too! lol
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JadedGamer

Come, now. The Dreamcast was relatively successful, and cannot be compared to Pippin or Nuvo. It crashed because of poor third party support, piracy, and the short time from the DC release and the PS2's. The latter could play them new-fangled DVDs and was backward compatible, while a DC customer could not use his Saturn/Genesis games but started from scratch when it came to getting games for it.
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coologuy1957

the Pippin is just a laughable Apple disaster... only reason I mentioned it... :)
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Ryudo

I have one still boxed and won't be selling. My other DC is still hooked up and I play it on a reg basis. Shenmue,Skies of Arcadia and Grandia II,fave games on it.
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icu

Really great Dreamcast tribute on COOP - revision3.com­/coop­/dreamcast

They raised a question - I always meant to try and secure a light gun somehow, but they said it was "CRT Technology" - would it not work with my rear projection set?
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moonmonkey

the Dreamcast tribute on COOP actually inspired me to buy one, I missed out on the Dreamcast during it's lifespan due to my age and limited funds but I always went round a friend's house to play on his. Now starting to build up a Dreamcast games collection. Definately want a VGA box though (so foreward thinking at the time, only the xbox 360 after that had an offical VGA accessory)
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nizzy

one thing i loved about the dreamcast was the screen on the controller... i figured by now another company would have picked up on that concept. that was so innovative!
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coologuy1957

those little memory cards were so bulky and the graphics were laughable on them.... nevertheless they brought a big smile to my face and I still love them beeping loudly when I boot up my DreamcastS... :)

especially loved the little characters fighting while I played hours of Soul Calibur!
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