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US Dreamcast is 10 today

Wednesday, 9th September 2009 08:35 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Makes you feel old, right? The American Dreamcast launched ten years ago today. It really was the Vietnam of games consoles; you had to be there, man.

Sega’s last, valiant assault on the hardware market ended in grand drama when the machine was discontinued in the US in 2001, a cessation followed in Europe in 2002.

Fill your boots with Wikipedia nonsense. Read Peter Moore’s Dreamcast whimsy here.

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17 Comments

  1. Robo_1

    Lovely console – still fire it up for a bit of Jet Set Radio.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Holy shit, ten years? You sort of forget that the DC was almost ‘between generations’, a stop gap between the PlayStation/N64 and PS2/Xbox/Cube.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    I honestly felt an emotional attachment to my Dreamcast. It’s demise is the greatest news story in modern games, as far as I’m concerned. Literally sensational.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Freek

    Does a birthday still count when the product has long been canceled?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Blerk

    I only ever knew one person who owned one. He always made us play that Ferrari game with the really terrible rock ‘music’.

    /shudders

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    Heh. That was impossible to play. Yu Suzuki, innit.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt

    We’re approaching 100,000 comments, by the way. Should do it today.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Blerk

    It’s what the Dreamcast would’ve wanted. :-D

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    *salutes*

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Roybott

    Does the 100,000th commenter get a prize? :)

    I never personally owned a Dreamcast but I did love playing on my mates, and I’ve been meaning to pick one up for a while but never have. Maybe I will get one now…

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Blerk

    100,000th commenter wins a Dreamcast!

    #11 5 years ago
  12. JonFE

    Throw in some games as well and you’ve got yourself a deal :)

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    I read a really good article over at 1up for this last night: http://www.1up.com/do/feature?cId=3175865

    Quite depressing, and I’m not even a Dreamcast fan.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. SticKboy

    Ah, the Dreamcast, home to so many great exclusives. Capcom really should resurrect Power Stone, that game was marvellous.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. cachucha

    marvel vs capcom 2 baby!!
    so many good games, I would have to write a whole essay about them, so long live a machine ahead way of its time :P

    #15 5 years ago
  16. wz

    Where’s todays announcement for the DC2?

    #16 5 years ago
  17. MasterChiefFenix

    I still play mine sometimes ^_^

    #17 5 years ago

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