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HAPPY 11TH BIRTHDAY DREAMCAST!

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SEGA DREAMCAST
9/9/99, a day that will live in infamy. Although short lived, Dreamcast's two year reign brought a plethora of great original titles and pioneered many of the technologies that are standard in the console arena today. Although defunct for years, the console still garners a dedicated fan base who continue to develop for the platform, so much so that Sega decided to revive the console and sell factory warehouse stock directly to consumers.

There are two main reasons why the DC failed to stick to the market. One was that Sega's net assets were completely battered after the Saturn failure, there was no capital to keep up the new system. Dreamcast broke launch day sales records previously set by Sony's Playstation, but this momentum was not enough. The second reason was the decision to forgo using a DVD drive in favor of cutting the cost from $299 to $199. The PS2 had a huge advantage playing DVDs just as they were overtaking VHS in the US, just like the PS3 with Blu Ray. This was a fatal error on Sega's part.

So let us take time to admire the achievements of our fallen hero:

  • First "128-bit" console, two years ahead of the competition. Smoked the Playstation and Nintendo 64
  • First console to feature full online play with a built-in modem, internet browser, and support for Broadband
  • First console to output to HDTVs in 480p widescreen
  • First (AND ONLY) console to allow emulation of another console it is directly competing against without any modding.
  • First console to play storage discs over 1GB. Normal CDs at the time were 600MB~, the Dreamcast used GD-ROMs
  • First console to run a mainstream OS, Microsoft Windows.
  • VMU

What is a dreamcast? Xbox 360 is better. After some research I found that dreamcast can't even play any of the call of duty series, which everyone knows, are the best videogames man has ever created. Therefore dreamcast sucks.

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What good games? Jet Grind Radio and like that's it.

Jedi wrote:
What good games? Jet Grind Radio and like that's it.

Dude

Jet Grind Radio, Skies of Arcadia, Shenmue, Soul Calibur, Sonic Adventure, Powerstone(2), Virtual On: OT, Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, Grandia II, Quake III Arena, Phantasy Star Online, Seaman, Dead or Alive 2, Gauntlet Legends, NFL 2K1/2K2 (were reviewed better than the Madden franchise at the time), and countless ports

dreamcast is just the xboxes little bro.

The wrote:
dreamcast is just the xboxes little bro.

Well DC came out 3-4 years before, but you are right the Xbox was really it's spiritual successor.

Bro does it play SUPER MERIO?! DONT THINK SO.

LoNGiSLaNdStRonGIslAnD!!!!

Shenmue is terrible and so are 3d sonic games

lawl problem that xbox basically copied the whole controller scheme of the dreamcast them pawned it off as their own?

copied the complete button layout down to where the letters are & triggers & D-pad layout on the controller but added like a back button & 2 other shitty buttons no one used so it looked slightly dif
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bPORR{{WaR}} wrote:
lawl problem that xbox basically copied the whole controller scheme of the dreamcast them pawned it off as their own?

copied the complete button layout down to where the letters are & triggers & D-pad layout on the controller but added like a back button & 2 other shitty buttons no one used so it looked slightly dif
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Moar like dreamcast copied xbox