The Return of the Dreamcast?

Apparently Sega’s acclaimed but short-lived console has been resurrected according to Yahoo!. Launched in 1999, the Dreamcast inevitably went toe-toe with Sony’s Playstation 2, launched in 2000.

However, due to lack of third party support primarily from the bad reputation from the 32x, Sega CD, and the premature launching of the Saturn, the PS2 won that battle and went on to dominate the war of sixth generation consoles. It also helped that the PS2 played DVD’s. The Dreamcast died after only 2 years on the market, and Sega quit making consoles altogether. But the Dreamcast continues to have a strong cult following, of which I am a proud member. Several websites have offered brand new Dreamcasts at the very reasonable price of $99.00, in direct competition with its old rival, the PS2, which also happens to be retailing for $99.00. And that, my friends, is what you call a run-on sentence.

If you happen to get your hands on a new Dreamcast or you suddenly have the urge to dust off your old one, make absolutely sure you have a copy of the original Soul Calibur. It is still jaw-droppingly gorgeous to this day. But don’t try to connect to the internet with the system’s medieval 56k modem, you might as well use smoke signals. Who else has wistful memories of a console that left us way too soon?  Or are there any haters who are glad it died and should’ve stayed buried with the 3DO and the Jaguar? By the way, if you lump the Dreamcast with these systems then you officially suck.

Comments

  1. Wolf96 says:

    Dreamcast holds a special spot in my heart as its home to some of my favorite games of all-time: Grandia II, Shenmue I & II, Jet Grind Radio, and my favorite of all – Skies of Arcadia.

  2. calin75 says:

    For me it’s space combat sim Starlancer, ultraviolent hack and slasher Sword of the Berserk, and of course, Soul Calibur.

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