I'm Thinking.

I've finally made it. After eleven months of climbing the Sega blog ladder, I've joined the Dreamcast Junkyard. See kids? All it takes to dominate four Sega blogs is a little perseverance, some smart-ass comments, Father Krishna and Tomleecee. The latter of the two accepts paypal, making bribes easy and convenient.

Before I begin my introduction I wanted to set a few things straight. First off, I'd like to apologize to Tomleecee for going off on him for hating on the movie Punch-Drunk Love. I can agree, that as an Adam Sandler movie, it is awful. However, as a piece of modern cinema it's excellent. Paul Thomas Anderson is a filmmaking genius and was nice enough to give a Sega Dreamcast some screen time. Secondly, that British Shenmue video was made by me.

My Dreamcast fandom began in September 1999. The Dreamcast was the first Sega system, since the Genesis, that I dived into on day one. As the Dreamcast debuted in September, and my birthday is in November, I had to bide my time with magazine articles and short play sessions at mall kiosks. When my fifteenth birthday hit, in came the cash from the grandparents. Soon I had enough for a new system, a VMU and Sonic Adventure. I remember the store was sold out of the game, so I had to spend a week playing only the bundled Dreamcast Generator demo disc. Sure I could've rented the game, but then I'd never want to return it! Once Sonic Adventure was in my hands, I was a Dreamcast fan through and through. The Official Dreamcast Magazine was my bible, and I picked up as many games as I could in the console's 2 year lifespan.

My collection has really grown over the past ten years

I remember the day I learned the Dreamcast was being discontinued. It was on Tech TV's XPlay. I still hate Adam Sessler for breaking the news. Despite the "death" of the Dreamcast, I continued to buy the usual used game until 2003 when I went off to college. I wisely brought my Dreamcast with me, making one of the few dudes in my dorm to own a video game console (I went to an art school, so there weren't too many gamers).


Upon graduating I moved to Philadelphia where I currently live with my girlfriend. She puts up with me owning all this stuff, so shes a keeper. As school assignments were behind me, and I had a steady income, I turned to ebay to fill in the gaps of my collection.


Since 2007, my Dreamcast collection has doubled, with a few more consoles and lots of wacky accessories joining the pile. Gagaman is to thank for making me want to buy a DreamEye.

Yeah, I know the Space Channel 5 soundtrack is a bootleg.

I'm missing issues 0, 2 and 3. If you have them and are willing to sell, hit me up in the comments section.


There is so much more I could say about the Dreamcast, but I'll save it for another article. Happy to be here and looking forward to the future!

15 comments:

Tomleecee said...

Ha ha! No need to apologise mate - I can't even remember yesterday, let alone the post you referred to. However, great first post and welcome aboard the good ship DCJY!

fatherkrishna said...

You see? Iknew this was going to be a match made in heaven... What? I missed out on cash bribary? Story of my life, LOL!

Great collection Barry and great first post! I'm so glad you're fond of game magazines too...

Barry the Nomad said...

Thanks guys! FK: I sent an envelope full of cash last month! You never got it? Iwrote "CASH" on the outside in big red letters. Oh well...

And ODCM was/is one of the best written game magazines in America. Unbiased articles, huge pages and impressive design. Editor Francesca Reyes and a majority of her moved to the official Xbox magazine, XBN, after ODCM folded. THat too was an awesome magazine, especially the "Xbox in Japan" articles which openly talked about how much Japan hated the Xbox. lol They even sold them in black plastic bags as if they were porn.

Tomleecee said...

I love mags too - I must have about 500 of them in storage going back to the early 1990s. Of all the mags I've been a buyer of though, my favourite has to be N64 Magazine. Sorry!

Ben said...

Please help me out! I have a sleeve for that demo between the two web browsers and the Dreamcast LP, but I cannot figure out what disc belongs to it. I bought it from in a lot and mine had the Dreamcast magazine disc #11.

Barry the Nomad said...

You talkin' about the Plug In Sign Up sleeve?THat holds the Web Browser 2.0 disc, which is blue and shows two Ethernet cables meeting in the middle. I believe the disc had to be ordered via Sega.net as an upgrade to the browser (for those who didn't already get it in nearly every issue of ODCM).

Cazre Thomas said...

Aaaah.... I remember when I subscribed for ODCM. It was the first mag I subscribed for. It sucked the only issue I got was the one with Grandia on the front. They never sent me anything else because they went out of business or the death of the DC. I did get a free 6 months to OPM though

Rory B. Bellows said...

Hey, you've got a copy of my favourite Dreamcast game, Cool Cool Toon! :D

NebachadnezzaR said...

Welcome! :)

Barry the Nomad said...

Testing my updated avatar. :)

Ujn Hunter said...

"(I went to an art school, so there weren't too many gamers)." Seriously? I went to an art school too and everyone was a gamer... you'd think gaming and art would go together like peanut butter & jelly... :) I think I'm only missing issue 0, the one that came without a disc? Or maybe that was the Official Xbox magazine... hrmm...

Barry the Nomad said...

I think it depends on the schools specialization. We had no illustration program, which I'd think would bring a lot of gamers. Our school's largest concentrations were painting, photography, art history and fashion. I did know a few folks who "gamed", but it turned out to be DDR freaks.

Ujn Hunter said...

That makes more sense. We had Illustration, 2d/3d Graphic Design, 2d/3d Animation etc... heck I went there to MAKE games :)

Anonymous said...

Are you selling your dreamcast if you are please plaese can I have it or sell it tome I use to have 3dreamcast but my mom sold 3 of them with 40 games for 5 dollars and I was so mad can I have it or sell it to me please

Benji said...

Can I come over and play?