The DCJY gets a nod in Retro Gamer Magazine!

Retro Gamer magazine, up until this point, had been pretty short on write ups about the Dreamcast. Maybe they weren't classing it as a "Retro" console just yet, waiting until the last few retail releases in Japan were out of the door to call it old. This has changed with the latest release, Issue 50, with a whole retrospective dedicated to Sega's last console, including a rather brilliant front cover with the tag line "Why the Dreamcast was the greatest Sega console ever". The cover is slighly spoiled a little by the big Grand Theft Auto logo (I know it's quite the event and all but you simply cannot go anywhere without hearing about it at the moment) but there is remedy in the fact that the issue also features an article about The House of the Dead and another for Gunstar Heroes.


The Dreamcast article itself, while I haven't read it in full yet appears to be very in-depth on the consoles history and strengths, and for their "10 Perfect games" bit they struggled to find just 10 games to pick, so cheated a little by putting Shenmue 1 and 2 in one entry. The best thing about the whole article however? The Dreamcast Junkyard gets a little write up in the "essential websites" part! We're described as "amusing", "passionate" and "one of the only Dreamcast websites that still updates regularly with anything other than emulation". Is this the first time this blog has been mencioned in print, or did I miss one along the way? Whatever the case, this is rather ace.don't you think?

12 comments:

Pixoshiru said...

That what happens when someone rocks hard.
You deserve it all, gentlemen, please enjoy your victory and keep making the Dreamcast alive !

Cheers.

With Almonds said...

Congrats

driph said...

Nice to see the mention! RetroGamer is a great mag, and they're right, ya'll are one of the best DC blogs online.

Caleb said...

I am so glad to be part of this blog!

Considering the huge amount of games for the Dreamcast and the large amount of news that went along with it along with remakes on the new consoles, art and all sorts of Dreamcast related stuff I think this blog can chug along for awhile yet.

NebachadnezzaR said...

This is quite possibly the greatest DCJY post ever!

Having this most awesome of places mentioned in a magazine? I bet Uncle Tom didn't see that coming when he created the Junkyard :D

Caleb said...

For all our American readers NebachadnezzaR is not American and he meant no insult with the "Uncle Tom" statement.

...jsut saying

fatherkrishna said...

Uncle Tom being Tomleecee, our founding father, who goes by many afectionate pseudonyms!

This is brilliant news and like Caleb, I am proud to be a member of the team!

Congratulations to everyone involved in this most esteemed of blogs!

NebachadnezzaR said...

Indeed, I had no idea that could be taken as an insult... Should I stop using that pseudonym?...

Tomleecee said...

Great post! I spotted that we got a mention too, although I was in Terminal 2 at Manchester Airport waiting to board a flight when I saw it. My cry of "No Way!" garnered a few glances of concern from the others waiting to board! As for the affectionate names, well - I'm flattered! And no, I didn't expect the Yard to become what it now is - but hey, it's a team effort!

racketboy said...

Congrats! Did my interview make it in this issue? I haven't been able to see this one yet as my local bookseller stopped selling it :(

jon said...

I think it's about time this great site got some recognition! Keep up the good work, you guys.

Tomleecee said...

Cheers jon! And Racketboy - yes, your interview was published in the mag