Dreamcast: A Forensic Retrospective

Dan Whitehead wrote up a Dreamcast retrospective over at EuroGamer.

Any comments on this?

I personally thought that this line made the article worth reading:

"most gamers opting to wait for the sure-to-be-awesome PS2, with its mysterious "emotion engine" and games that would literally emerge from the screen and fellate you senseless."

I am somewhat disappointed that never happened...

In other news I am setting up another classic video game day and the the Dreamcast will play a huge role (Powerstone 2 and Marvel vs Capcom 2 Whoo!). Last time I had hooked up the Dreamcast to the VGA port of a projector and the Soul Calibur matches looked really nice. Perhaps this time I will actually edit some of the footage from the matches and showcase them here.

In other other news Saturnalia is going on at the other Junkyard. So if you enjoy other CD media game devices from Sega check that out.

12 comments:

leon phoenix said...

I agree with some of the comments on the Eurogamer retrospective.Btw,it's a good piece.
Anyway,i have been reading the blog since 2008 and i have to say congratulations for all your work.DCJ is a valuable source of everything about Dreamcast,a clearly underrated console,officially 'dead',but alive,as it is proven from this blog,from the homebrew scene,from the releases of new games,from the discovery of new hidden gems in its library.

Although,i had played DC before the console was discontinued and i have very good memories from that time,i didn't buy one until early 2008.And i didn't regret that purchase.Because,i appreciate games i had already played,i play some of the best games i have ever played (like Shenmue 2) and because i discover games that i didn't know.It's a rich library of games,especially if you consider the short 'official' life of the console,which was,without a doubt,ahead of its time.Although i have all the current-gen consoles,i still play games on my DC.

Sorry,for the length of the post.Anyway,i would like to contribute to DCJ (i maintain a blog,although it's about movies and tv).How would that be possible ?
Keep up the good work.

The GagaMan(n) said...

Hey yeah, wasn't that game event the one I did you some artwork for? :)

Franco said...

I just posted this on the Sega-16 message boards and they loved it. Another great review about the never ending exploits of the Ultimate Gaming System.

Caleb said...

Not really Gagaman(n)

The artwork you did was for a Tournament. (Double elimination reto games)

This event will just be a video game day. I am going to set up video games and have it open to the public.

Caleb said...

Next Year for the Tourney I will have to commission another piece of art from you. The last one was a big hit!

leon phoenix said...
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Caleb said...

http://games.kikizo.com/features/yuji-naka-prope-interview-feb-2009-p1.asp

He's Back: Yuji Naka Prope Interview

leon phoenix said...

In that interview,Yuji Naka says some interesting things about DC.You should really write a post about it.

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アドリエン said...

Interesting read! Thanks for the link!

PS: I put a link to your blog on mine that i just started hope it will bring you some more visitors.

Ross said...

I'm sure you guys will be disappointed to read my latest blog post... please don't throw stones or sharp objects this way.

leon phoenix said...

http://kotaku.com/5150179/sega-re+trademarks-two-more-dreamcast-titles