Dreamcast 25th anniversary | Japan launch 27-Nov-1998

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PostRe: Dreamcast 25th anniversary | Japan launch 27-Nov-1998
by Lagamorph » Tue Nov 28, 2023 2:20 pm

Probably my favourite console I've ever owned :wub:

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PostRe: Dreamcast 25th anniversary | Japan launch 27-Nov-1998
by Vermilion » Tue Nov 28, 2023 2:30 pm

I still have some of my old issues of Dreamcast Magazine lying around somewhere too.

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PostRe: Dreamcast 25th anniversary | Japan launch 27-Nov-1998
by jawa_ » Tue Nov 28, 2023 2:39 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:...Edit: here's my dreamcast stuff...

Looks good.

But, oh man... I see that 32X stuff sneaking in there! :wub: .

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PostRe: Dreamcast 25th anniversary | Japan launch 27-Nov-1998
by Victor Mildew » Tue Nov 28, 2023 2:46 pm

jawa_ wrote:
Victor Mildew wrote:...Edit: here's my dreamcast stuff...

Looks good.

But, oh man... I see that 32X stuff sneaking in there! :wub: .


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PostRe: Dreamcast 25th anniversary | Japan launch 27-Nov-1998
by Qikz » Tue Nov 28, 2023 2:50 pm

I love the Dreamcast and I love all your stuff there Ad, but do you just have all your stuff lined up on the floor normally or was this for a special photo session or something?

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PostRe: Dreamcast 25th anniversary | Japan launch 27-Nov-1998
by Godzilla » Tue Nov 28, 2023 2:51 pm

Probably the coolest thing I've ever owed. I loved my Dreamcast, it was the first time I had ever been online too.

Marvel Vs Capcom 2, Power Stone 1 and 2, Plasma Sword, Sonic Adventure, Crazy Taxi, House of the Dead 2, Shenmue. Phantasy Star Online, Soul Calibre .A fantastic collection of games and a very unique feel to the console and it's games.

Playing House of the Dead 2 was amazing, felt like I owed an arcade machine. Then Shenmue came along and it truly felt like the next stage in gaming.

Crazy taxi has one of the best opening few minutes to a game ever, music kicks in, grab a customer and we're off.

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PostRe: Dreamcast 25th anniversary | Japan launch 27-Nov-1998
by Victor Mildew » Tue Nov 28, 2023 2:56 pm

Qikz wrote:I love the Dreamcast and I love all your stuff there Ad, but do you just have all your stuff lined up on the floor normally or was this for a special photo session or something?


This was when we were in the middle of decorating and that room was empty, so I took stock off all my game stuff, photographed it and catalogued it for selling. I had no idea what I really had.

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PostRe: Dreamcast 25th anniversary | Japan launch 27-Nov-1998
by Hypes » Tue Nov 28, 2023 2:57 pm

jawa_ wrote:Thinking back, I have no idea why I didn't get a DC. Well, I kinda do - money was tight at the time

Yes, you'd just bought 5 copies of Ocarina of Time

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PostRe: Dreamcast 25th anniversary | Japan launch 27-Nov-1998
by Ironhide » Tue Nov 28, 2023 3:28 pm

Got my Dreamcast at launch (skipped college to spend all day playing Sega Rally 2) and utterly adored it.

Compulsory list of personal favourites:

Soul Calibur
Powerstone
Shenmue (1+2)
Crazy Taxi
Metropolis Street Racer
Ready 2 Rumble
Chu Chu Rocket
Jet Set Radio
THPS (looked so bloody crisp compared to the PS1 version).
Hydro Thunder

Honourable mentions: Sonic Adventure, Sega Rally 2, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX, DOA2.

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PostRe: Dreamcast 25th anniversary | Japan launch 27-Nov-1998
by Steve » Tue Nov 28, 2023 3:53 pm

It was a good console, but it was always in the unlaunched PS2's shadow, which is what killed it as it lacked good 3rd party support. Sony had tapped up various developers which is why there was a lack of mainstream 3rd party titles like FIFA which put the nails in the coffin at an early stage.

I was mercilessly mocked by the Edge lot for buying one. People laughed & sneered about how much the very few owners were enjoying it and how 'little' they had to play on it, so owning one at the time had the life sucked out of it as most people didn't give a gooseberry fool. The DC only became fashionable after it's death as people realised it was a decent machine with a small but impressive collection of games.

Soul Calibur stands out as one of the machines best titles, but no one really cared at the time

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PostRe: Dreamcast 25th anniversary | Japan launch 27-Nov-1998
by Outrunner » Tue Nov 28, 2023 7:21 pm

I genuinely would not have bought all the consoles I did in that generation if the Dreamcast had survived. Definitely not Xbox, a PS2 maybe much later than I did. Maybe a Gamecube but I mainly bought that for the Sega games so I may have got it towards the end of the generation. I wish Sega still made the sorts of games they did back then, but under Sammy it feels like they've floundered a bit

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PostRe: Dreamcast 25th anniversary | Japan launch 27-Nov-1998
by Tomous » Tue Nov 28, 2023 7:29 pm

Outrunner wrote:I genuinely would not have bought all the consoles I did in that generation if the Dreamcast had survived. Definitely not Xbox, a PS2 maybe much later than I did. Maybe a Gamecube but I mainly bought that for the Sega games so I may have got it towards the end of the generation. I wish Sega still made the sorts of games they did back then, but under Sammy it feels like they've floundered a bit



Yeah, I guess they've done what they needed to stay afloat and have diversified pretty well but I definitely miss the Sega of old.

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PostRe: Dreamcast 25th anniversary | Japan launch 27-Nov-1998
by Vermilion » Tue Nov 28, 2023 7:31 pm

Godzilla wrote:Crazy taxi has one of the best opening few minutes to a game ever, music kicks in, grab a customer and we're off.


YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH!!!

That game had such an awesome soundtrack!


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