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Dreamcast Gets Number One Slot in PC Mag's 10 Best Video Game Console List

http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow/0,1206,l%253D251235%2526a%253D251237,00.asp

It's a well deserved #1 position.

"Sega pulled the plug on the Dreamcast a year and a half after its debut, due financial difficulties and gamer interest in the coming PlayStation 2, but, in its brief run, it was the greatest video game console of all time."

I am not sure why the iPhone was considered for this list since the number of good games for it can be counted on one hand.

NextGen's Shenmue Review

Last time I brought you scans of the ODCM review of 'Shenmue', which gave our favorite game a 10/10. This time I present the December, 2000 NextGen review of 'Shenmue' courtesy of Sega Stylista from the SEGAbits forums!

A 'Shenmue' review is always a happy read, I especially love when the drawers and cabinets of Ryo's house get a shout-out. Who didn't spend hours in Ryo's house searching through anything and everything for items and clues? Enjoy the retro review and make sure to check out the other Shenmonth articles conveniently listed at the bottom.


Shenmonth Mid-Month Articles Round-up

Ulala + Bayonetta = Awesome


Thanks to the latest internet time waster, TubeDubber, we now know how awesome it can get when Bayonetta music is combined with Space Channel 5 visuals.

The website tubedubber.com is simple: take the audio of one YouTube video and combine it with the visuals of another YouTube video. It's as easy as copying and pasting, however what is not so easy is finding the perfect mix. Trust me, I've played with this thing for a good hour and only came up with a few gems. One of these gems is the aforementioned SC5/Bayonetta mash-up.

Click here to check it out now and be amazed.

So, now that we have the technology I have one simple request: take a Dreamcast game, either audio or video, and combine it with something non-Dreamcast. Winner gets a smiley face emoticon.

Shenmonth Begins!


May is Shenmonth! That's right, a whole month devoted to articles about the beloved Dreamcast series 'Shenmue'. Expect an article a week here at the Dreamcast Junkyard as well as a few at SEGAbits. If writers here or from any other Sega blog wish to participate, feel free to grab the header image above, slap it atop a blog post and write whatever you wish about 'Shenmue'. A "Top Ten Ugliest NPC Characters" article is up for grabs.

You might be asking: "Why May?" Well, any 'Shenmue' super-fan should know that today is the birthday of Ryo's dearly departed father, Iwao Hazuki, born on May 3rd, 1940. So what better day than today to kick off Shenmonth?

In death, Iwao became both the catalyst and driving force for the epic story of 'Shenmue'. Despite two games of plot, much of Iwao's life is still a mystery. Did he really kill a man named Zhao Sunming in Meng Chun? Why did he have a white leaf in his possession? Is it really all that important for a boy to eat his carrots? These are the questions that Iwao's past holds the answers to. I intend to revisit these questions in a later Shenmonth article, but in the meantime...

I'd like to share what to many American Dreamcast fans was the first 'Shenmue' review to be read: The Official Dreamcast Magazine 'Shenmue' Review! Click the images for high res readable photos.


10/10! I won't argue with that. As a bonus, check out this crappy GameStop ad featuring a badly designed mock-up of the Dreamcast cover art:


So let Shenmonth begin! Hopefully I make it to a third entry.

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