June 27th 2009 2:37 am

8.0
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Detailed review
A highly innovative system for its time, the Dreamcast was the first home console to offer true online gaming. While its library wasn't as diverse as systems before and after its launch, there were some great titles that one could only find on Sega's last hurrah. A wide variety of accessories existed ranging from rumble packs and microphones to the much vaunted, but terribly underutilized, Visual Memory Units (VMU). The VMUs gave the player the ability to view game data on their controllers as well as carry mini-games along with them that tied into the console parent game.