I was showing my mate the excellence that is The Dreamcast Junkyard on a laptop that uses Microsoft Internet Explorer as it's main browser. A fairly straight-forward statement, I'm sure you'll agree. However, imagine my sheer horror when, upon loading, the 'Yard looked like an atrocious shabby mess! No - it wasn't that I was disgusted by The Gagaman's exceptional post - it was that the side bar only appears at the bottom of the page when viewed through Bill Gates' bug ridden, security devoid web browser. Ergo, you will notice that I have added a little notice to the 'Yard's header, up there on the right.
Firefox. Get it here. Get it now. And spread the love.
On the subject of Dreamcast related curios, I have truly become consumed by the world of Shenmue. No, not mid eighties Japan as such - more the exploits of Hazuki-san and the avenging of his father's murder. Not since Ocarina of Time has a game consumed so much of my free time. Some of you may recall me slagging Shenmue off and describing it as "nothing more than a prettier version of Wolfenstein 3D..."
With hindsight, this is not the case - and I would like to take this opportunity to correct my past mistakes. Shenmue is one of the best games on the Dreamcast. If you haven't already got it, do your 'Cast justice and track a copy down. I do feel quite strongly about this because I suspect most people did what I did - ie play it for a bit, be wowed by the visuals and then decide it was dull and never play it again. Don't do that. If you do, you're missing out big time.
While this post is probably going to be dedicated almost entirely to Shenmue, have a watch of this video - it shows Ryo using a bicycle to get around Dobuita! It was eventually removed from the final version of Shenmue probably because it's slightly OTT - you can get around the entire game world on foot in no time as it is...