Showing posts with label Gagaman(n). Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gagaman(n). Show all posts

The Dreamcast Junkyard blasts into orbit with the SEGAbits Swingin' Report Show podcast!

The Dreamcast Junkyard writers Tomleecee and The Gagaman joined me (Barry the Nomad) and my co-host George on the SEGAbits Swingin' Report Show podcast to discuss the SEGA Dreamcast from a European fan's perspective. Topics include UK marketing, the delayed launch, games exclusive to the region, the official and unofficial magazines, the collecting scene, and Tom and Aaron’s thoughts on the US release. We also have a discussion on SEGA’s decision to change the red swirl to blue, and which region had the best box art. Believe it or not, this is the first time Tom, Aaron, and myself have all talked to each other outside of comment sections and emails.

Make sure to follow Tomleecee and The Gagaman on Twitter, and make sure to visit RetroCollect and Lucky Hit!

1500+ subscribers on Youtube? About time I posted something!

The Dreamcast Junkyard Youtube channel has been dormant for about 9 months now, since my Gunlord inside out video, and with over 1500 subscribers still about, it's about time I updated it! So here's a quick video about all the games announced to be releasing for the Dreamcast this year, which I will be featuring on the channel as soon as they arrive in the post, starting with Sturmwind at the end of April.

For this year of new content I thought it was about time I gave the channel a new lick of paint. I updated the channel design and in the video there is a new intro featuring that Dee Cee mascot I designed a while back. I'm also thinking about something for the 15th anniversary of the Dreamcast consoles Japanese release, but it's too early to say just yet. I did leave a clue though.

My collection as of now...200 games you say?

Well, roughly 200 games anyway. If you start to get technical and don't count games I own in multiple regions, don't count discs like Visual park, What's Shenmue etc etc it varies, plus I actually forgot to include a couple games that were in PAL cases and a couple Japanese games I'm considering selling. Either way to celebrate this milestone here's a bunch of photos showing most of them. The ones with spine cards are not sealed by the way; rather they have sleeves over them to make them look that way. I know, sad..

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Capcom vs SNK, Capcom vs SNK 2, Marvel vs Capcom, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Power Stone,
 Street Fighter Zero 3, Street Fighter III W Impact, Street Fighter III 3rd Strike, Star Gladiator 2, Vampire Chronicles,
 Last Blade 2, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, King of Fighters Dream Match 1999, Evolution '99, 2000,
 2001, Guilty Gear X, Dead or Alive 2, Fighting Vipers 2, Virtua Fighter 3tb.

18 Wheeler, Cyberteam in Akihabara Pita Pies, Bikkuriman 2000, Blue Stinger, Cardcaptor Sakura: Tomoyo's Video War,
Blue Submarine No.6, Cool Boarders Burrrn!, Cool Cool Toon, Crazy Taxi 2, D2,
Daisessen, Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Mix, Daytona USA 2001, Death Crimson OX, Expendable,
F355 Challenge, Fish Eyes Wild, Frame Gride, Get! Colonies, Get Bass.

Gigawing, Godzilla Generations, The Lost Golem, Mobile Suit Gundam E.F.F Vs Zeon & DX, Jet Set Radio,
Hanagumi Taisen Columns 2, Lack of Love, Mr.Driller, Napple Tale, Net De Tennis,
Netto Golf, Pro Yakyu Team de Asobonet!, Pop n' Music 2, 3, 4,
Power Jet Racing 2001, Psychic Force 2012, Plus Plum, Puyo Puyo 4, Puyo Puyo DA!

 Puyo Puyo Fever, Puzzle Bobble 4, Rainbow Cotton, Radilgy, Rayman the Great Escape,
Rent-a-Hero No.1, Rez, Roommania #203, Samba De Amigo, Samba De Amigo Ver.2000,
Sakura Wars, Sakura Wars 3, Sega Rally 2, Sega Tetris, Sengoku Turb,
Sengoku Turb Fanfan I Love me Dunce-Doubletendre, Silent Scope, Shenmue, What's Shenmue, Sonic Adventure 2.

Space Channel 5, Spawn in the Demons Hand, Sports Jam, Tako No Marine, Tetris 4D,
Tokyo Bus Guide, Treasure Strike, Trizeal, Virtual On Oratorio Tangram, Virtua Striker 2 Ver.2000.1,
Visual Park, Zombie Revenge, Zusar Vasar, Last Hope, Wind & water Puzzle Battles,
Rush Rush Rally Racing DX, Cosmic Smash, Segagaga, Last Hope Pink Bullets, DUX.

Dreamcast Express Vol. 4, Vol. 7, Armada, Gauntlet Legends, I Spy Operational Espionage,
Maken X, MDK 2, Pen pen Triicelon, Power Stone, Resident Ecil CODE: Veronica,
Space Channel 5, Speed Devils, Super Magnetic Neo, Sword of the Berserk: Gut's Rage, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater,
TrickStyle, Wacky Races, 4X4 Evo, Alien Front Online, Atari Anniversary.

Bang! Gunship Elite, Bomberman Online, Charge N Blast, Coaster Works, Demolition Racer No Exit,
Floigan Bros, Frogger 2, Gigawing 2, Illbleed, Jet Grind Radio,
Kao the Kangaroo, Looney Tunes Space Race, Mars Matrix, Maximum Pool, Metropolis Street Racer,
Midway's Greatest Arcade Hits 2, Ooga Booga, Outrigger, Phantasy Star Online Ver.2, Power Stone 2.

Q*Bert, Quake III Arena, Ready 2 Rumble Round 2, Sega Smash Pack, Samba De Amigo,
Seaman, Sega GT, Sega Marine Fishing, Shenmue, Skies of Arcadia,
Sonic Shuffle, Starlancer, Test Drive Le Mans, Tokyo Extreme Racer 2, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2,
Typing of the Dead, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Unreal Tournament, Vanishing Point, Xtreme Sports.

4 Wheel Thunder, Aerowings 2, Bangai-O, Chicken Run, Chu Chu Roket,
Confidential Mission, Crazy Taxi, Deadly Skies, Donald Duck's Quack Attack, Dynamite Cop,
Ecco the Dolphin, F1 World Grand Prix II, Fur Fighters, Gunbird 2, Heavy Metal Geomatrix,
House of the Dead 2, Hydro Thunder, Jet Set Radio, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Mortal Kombat Gold.

Pod 2, Project Justice, Pro Pinball Trilogy, Rayman 2, Re-Volt,
Rush 2049, Samba De Amigo, Shenmue II, Solider of Fortune, Sonic Adventure,
Soul Calibur, South Park Rally, Chef's Luv Shack, Stunt GP, Super Runabout,
Suzuki Alstare Extreme Racing, Stupid Invaders, Tech Romancer, Toy Commander, Virtua Tennis
Virtua Tennis 2, V-Rally 2.

Gagaman crazy DC splash out ...again.

So yeah, I've spent rather a big chunk of money on this large bundle of Dreamcast stuff you see above you. For reference there is 70 games amongst it (68 American, 1 PAL and 1 Japanese), two controllers, two VMUs, two rumble packs, a VGA box, two microphones (bundled with Seaman and Alien Front), a fishing controller and Samba De Amigo Maracas. To be fair I'm not keeping everything you see here: whenever I buy bundles I end up selling whatever I don't want out of it to make some of (or if I'm lucky sometimes all) the money back Obviously there are plenty of games here I already own, and in some cases I will be replacing my chunky PAL games with these much slimmer-on-the-shelf American versions.

Now I'm pretty aware that this black Sega Sports Dreamcast isn't mega rare over in America but not many of these pop up here in the UK for sale and I must say it's much nicer than I was expecting.The fact that even all the buttons and areas that are normally grey on a standard Dreamcast are all black too makes it look very slick, and the matching controller is a nice compliment to it as well. The system even had two black VMUs to blend in with it, though a shame there was never any black rumble packs. I now own PAL, American and Japanese Dreamcast consoles. Why? Why not?

The one lone Japanese game that featured with this bundle was also a highlight for me, that of the rather pricey 2.5D platformer Napple tale. Separately this would have cost me quite a bit, much like that time when I got a bundle that had Gigawing 2, Trizeal and Radilgy in it: it's the only way I'll ever afford to buy some of these rarer games, even if it does mean I end up with a ton of other games I already have lol.

Highlights amongst the huge array of American titles include Shenmue, Skies of Arcadia, Jet Grind Radio (now own all three regions of this game lol), all three Sonic games, both Tony Hawks, every Sega Sports 2K2 game (including the odd renaming of Virtua Tennis 2, changed in the US to Sega Sports Tennis 2K2), both Power Stones, Seaman, Alien Front Online, both Phantasy Star Onlines, both Crazy Taxis, Daytona USA, both Sega Bass and Marine Fishing, both Tokyo Extreme Racers, both Reday 2 Rumbles, and lots and lots more. Phew!

After sorting out what I want from the lot I have a total of around 200 games for my Dreamcast: roughly 50 PAL, 50 American and 100 Japanese, plus the indie releases, and I'm still not done! I must be nuts.

DCJY InsideOut: GagaMan's Collection 2009 Update

You might remember my video from last June/July showing my Dreamcast collection. Well, it's changed quite a bit since then, so here's a new video showing what's new. I mostly ramble about unusual Japanese games I've picked up, some of which I'd like to Rummage review some time.

Samba De Amigo Dancer

I make no apologies for this post. Not strictly Dreamcast? Check! Poor quality video? Check! Father Krishna posting drunkenly with a small amount of hours before he has to turn up for work? Check! It seems to tick all the boxes in my world right now, so I thought I'd subject you all to it.

Now we all know that the Dreamcast was host to a number of great arcade ports, but how often do you get to see the machine that spawned the home console game? Here we have a dance sequence comparable only to Napoleon Dynamite's stunning opus that won Pedro the election, but this time, it's on Samba De Amigo.

I'll throw up the Gagaman(n)'s wicked moves on the Dreamcast port so you can compare the beauty of playing in the arcade, to the excellence of playing it at home.

So there you go, one great game, two formats and the Wii incarnation isn't even in the shops yet.

BTW, the arcade video was first revealed to me by the most excellent Nick 944, over at the Planet Dreamcast Forum. Our youngest commenter and appreciator of all things Dreamcast, the dude deserves a mention. Nick, G-Man(n), Samba De Amigo and the unknown cat who gives it his all in the arcade, we at the Dreamcast Junkyard salute you.

The American Dreamcaster Champions "The Undead Console!"

Well Yee Haw! Kick it to the kerb homies! Hot diggity dawg and bless my cotton socks!
(Or whatever it is that our colonial cousins from across the pond say when they get excited...)
Yes folks, the Dreamcast Junkyard is set to become an international phenomenon, as the legendary Caleb (he of Dreamcast loving blog extrordinnaire the Hunyak), has decided to add his not inconsiderable muscle to the great Tomleecee's, 128 Bit Sega Mafia!

We've already got one media wizard on the team in the shape of the Gagaman(n), and now we've just secured another! Expect some great Dreamcast film projects coming up in the future, along with some obscure pieces of Dreamcast trivia and memoribilia, and some killer game reviews!

Caleb's work over at the Hunyak and The Saturn Junkyard has already proved to be of great merit, and I for one am excited about how his fresh insight and input, will give us more regular posts and interesting content. Here's to a new chapter in the history of the great Dreamcast Junkyard...