With joint 160 votes:
MDK 2 vs Soul Reaver : Legacy Of Kain
With joint 140 votes:
King of Fighters 2002 vs Unreal Tournament
With joint 119 votes:
King of Fighters Dream Match 1999 vs Under Defeat vs Worms : Armageddon / World Party
With joint 106 votes:
Blue Stinger vs Fur Fighters
With joint 88 votes:
Cosmic Smash vs Fire Pro-wrestling D vs Puyo Puyo Fever vs Record Of Lodoss Wars vs Sonic Shuffle vs Yu Suzuki GameWorks (phew)
With joint 87 votes:
Illbleed vs Pen Pen Tricelon
With joint 81 votes:
D2 vs Spiderman
With joint 77 votes:
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure vs Wacky Races
Also editing together this top 100 video is going to be quite a mammoth task, so if you have any clips of you talking about your favorite games, please send theme my way as soon as possible so I can add them into the videos. Any interesting clips are welcome at this stage, seeing as I have so far...erm...none at all. I'm also going to need footage of some Dreamcast games I don't own or haven't got very good footage of (like for example from further in a game than just the first level), if any one can provide some that'd be great:
NBA 2K Series
NFL 2K Series
Phantasy Star Online
Record Of Lodoss Wars
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 3 Nemesis
Resident Evil Code Veronica
Space Channel 5 and Part 2
Soul Reaver : Legacy Of Kain
Star Wars Episode One : Racer
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2
Worms : Armageddon / World Party
I really wanted to get some great footage of all the people having fun messing around with the Dreamcast but I did not get chance due to all the people milling around. I did try to interview some people but I only talked to like two people before I had to go back to managing the event.
I figured I would show off what little stuff I did manage to shoot (Some of it is Horrible Quality).
I would like to note that the girl who talked about the Dreamcast won the whole tournament and pretty much destroyed everyone else. So I suppose my comments about there being very few female Dreamcast fans have been proved false.
I also am going to make a video promoting the top 100 event coming up and I hope to generate some more interest in it. I am glad that Gagaman(n) has gotten the ball rolling on this. I was considering doing some special stuff for 9/9/09 but I have been lazy as of late.
Two videos in two days? That's not like me! This has been put up on Youtube to not only get more people voting, but also to see if we can get some quotes and even fan videos to add to the Top 100 count down videos that I will start uploading on 9/9/09 and most likely continue on into that week. If you've ever seen the Channel 4 Top 100 shows I'm going for a similar format to that.
There has been quyite a lot of activity going on over at DCEvolution lately, like DreamMP3 which comes with the Dreamcast EP by I have a Dreamcast on it, a demo of Goat Store's Inhabitants (another neat indie puzzle game), and other homebrew downloads.
All in all, it was pretty good though. I was lucky to go outside of the summer holidays, so no children were about. Playing the original wipEout brought back a few memories.
There should have been more Sonic material there... he was (is??) a massive gaming icon.
What really struck me was the lack of Saturn and Dreamcast information. The Saturn was a massively failure against the Playstation and should not be forgotten. The Dreamcast was SEGA going out with a bang - and should not be forgotten either. I was upset that I had more of a retro collection in my apartment than at an exhibition... but such is life.
On the pin-board I noticed this lovely note, so I had to take a photo of it. "What about the Dreamcast" indeed, my good friend.
Take note just reading through the list may take you a while, so wherever you want to pick every game you like or just your absolute favorites is up to you. There's 385 games to vote for spilt across eight polls (because it errored out when I had it as one large poll). That's almost the entire consoles library, Japanese, PAL, American, even indie releases are all included.
The poll will close on 4th September and the results of the top 100 (and the bottom 20, and maybe even the entire 385 if there is enough demand for it, will be revealed on good old 9/9/09. I really hope this becomes the definitive poll of everyone's favorite Dreamcast games anywhere, so the more people who vote the better. Get stuck in!
It's called Cut Away, and whilst the only info they have on this mysterious title is an advertisement, its always interesting to learn of hitherto unknown games for our beloved undead console. From the promotional artwork shown, it appears that Cut Away may have been an FMV adventure in the style of D or Torico, but after a quick snoop around on Google I found this article giving more info about how the game may have played:
"As a third person adventure, the gameplay will unsurprisingly be similar to both Capcom's Resident Evil and Pulse's Undercover. While specifics are still being kept under wraps, it's clear that the story will take place in San Francisco. Plenty of CG movies are promised, as is an intriguing story to keep you on your feet. Speaking of which, bombs have been planted across the city by terrorists. As the hero, it's your job to stop them from causing complete and utter chaos, whatever the cost may be!"
Sounds a little too much like a press release to be truly helpful, but then again it's the only real info I could find on this highly enigmatic piece of vapourware. Curiouser and curiouser...
This exhibition (aka Videogame Nation) was being held in what's known as the Urbis - a glass isosceles triangle of truly grotesque proportions:
Urbis, yesterday. Sans legions of skaters usually found outside.
Anyway, I grabbed a mate and went to check it out. It cost £3 to get in and was overrun by shouting kids, but it was quite a decent little exhibition - indeed I was initially impressed by the first display case I was greeted by because it housed copies of long defunct games mags and consoles of yesteryear. So I wandered around, played on a NES and an Amstrad GX4000, posted a lap record on WipEout and even had a quick bash on Banjo Kazooie...but something was niggling at me. And as I approached the end of the trip down memory lane, it hit me in the face like a massive wet fish swung by an irate cybernetic clown: The was no mention whatsoever of the Dreamcast, or for that matter, the Saturn!
As such, I was forced to draw a Dreamcast logo on a piece of paper and pin it to the comments board on my way out, along with the caption: "Dreamcast - gone but not forgotten!"
The Dreamcast Junkyard: still spreading the good word. I suppose I should've written "All Hail the Undead Console," but you can't have it all, eh?!