The Dreamcast Will Rise!


I started this off as a reply to someone on the Planet Dreamcast Forum, but then decided it would be a good topic for debate as a post in its own right...

There are a million links to click on, but put together I think they suggest that the Dreamcast as a console is far from dead!What I didn't mention in the original post, was the love for the DC on a large amount of websites like this one, the homebrew, emu and mod scene and I don't think I emphasized how huge the retro gaming scene both in terms of popularity and as a profitable industry in its own right! At a time when next gen consoles are battling out in the market place, its significant that a selling point for the Wii is the opportunity to play twenty year old games on the Virtual Console.Have a look at this and please let me know what you think.. my guess is that opinion will pretty much be evenly divided, especially since the demise of the GD Rom and the announcement that Sega will be withdrawing technical support for the Dreamcast on September 27th of this year, still...


Here goes my post...I found this article at the excellent http://www.seganerds.com/

"Reports from RetroBlast! indicate that French based website INpactVirtuel have the latest scoop on what could possibly be the next Sega console!Dubbed the ‘Sega Hedgehog’ this console will be a portable games device built on the same technology that the ill-fated Gizmondo platform ran on. Despite the flop that the Gizmondo was- the technology it held was actually more advanced and more powerful than the PSP- just very few games managed to show this and the Gizmondo company fell through soon after they launched the device in the US. The Gizmondo's main feature was that of the Satellite Navigation built in, which was not only used for in car SatNav, but was set to be used in many games too. It’s just a pity that the device was never marketed properly, nor had the support from the gaming community. On a side note- the Gizmondo's SatNav is actually very good- I use it in my car still today.Whether the ‘Hedgehog’ will have the same SatNav technology the Gizmondo had we do not know. Reports Rumours indicate that the Hedgehog will possibly have ‘retrocompatibility’ with old Sega consoles, namely the Mastersystem, Saturn and Dreamcast. Though how that is done, it is not yet known. From the rough image we have seen the device is set to have a USB port for possibly connection to printers, scanners, PC and possibly for wireless Internet access.Of course this is all heresay right now, and to be honest I don’t believe it to be true. Especially as it is said to be available at the end of 2007. But it’s always nice to dream isn’t it? Imagine a handheld Dreamcast or Saturn?"

Wouldn't you like one of


Then there's the love for Dreamcast shown here: IGN Dreamcast...

and here:Play Asia
and here:Game Set Watch
and here:Amazon
and here:Gamestation
and here:Online Consoles
and here: The BBC


Plus there is the case in point of this little reincarnation of the defunct mastersystem/gamegear: Pocket Gaming


Then there's this:Kotaku


And this:Sega Nerds

If there is one fact of which we can be certain its that Sega as a company NEVER miss an opportunity to whore out (or 'recycle for cash' to put it more delicately...) its back catalogue! So who knows? The Dreamcast, like the Game Gear before it, could one day rise from the grave...My opinion? Well lets just say I'm living in hope!!!

10 comments:

Caleb said...

Dude resize that link!

It's making the main Junkyard page screwed up.

Either that or it's one of the pictures.

Caleb said...

Dude that "Hedgehog" is just an Aprils fools joke...

...let it die man...let it die.

Besides the next Sega console will not look that goofy.

Caleb said...

I would like to ad that they were selling NEW Atari - remade consoles in the Target stores in 2005. They looked just like the old Atari 2600 and were pre-packaged with games much like the remade game gear playpal.

So to think that there might be a Dreamcast-remake in the future is not impossible. Once the technology and electronics get a bit cheaper we might see something like that.

The hedgehog thing is still a joke though.

And fix that damn link!

Caleb said...

It's the link to the hedgehog picture.

Link it to the word HERE or something!

This is driving me mad!

...oh wait. It's still really early...the only person awake is me...

gnome said...

Ah, but you're referring to the Flashback der Caleb, right? Well, it was shite. Flashback 2.0 is way better. Quite a worthy buy too.

As for Hedgehog, didn't know it was an April 1st joke. Still, the main point of the post is 100% valid. A game console just can't die like that...

Great post Father.

Tomleecee said...

Links resized!

greencorn said...

The Dreamcast will never die, not with the amazing Dreamcast Junkyard around and the people that support it. I have to say if the Junkyard was not here, i would not have a dreamcast or know a thing about. Thank you for making my life complete!

fatherkrishna said...

Sorry about the linkage, I posted in rather a hurry. It was just intended to be an illustration of the love that is still out there...

Tom thanks for sorting it out!

Gnome thanks for your kind words of encouragement as usual!

Greencorn were glad to be of service!

Tomleecee said...

Yeah - cheers Greencorn, your comments make it all worth it!

gnome said...

And thanks for making my life a complete and utter tragedy...