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Old 03-12-2010, 04:24 PM   #1
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In June, I will have owned my DC for 4 years, and ever since I have played video games (1983) this has to be one of my all time favorite consoles.

Why? you may ask. The amount of arcade perfect ports that arrived on the console is one reason, another, the amazing Shoot'em'ups that graced this console, Ikaruga, Under Defeat, Karous to name a select few.

I guess, deep down I have a soft spot for Sega, and this console that never really had a chance , Finally, and I believe this was the Achilles' heel of the DC, the ability to 'back up' games is another reason I like it so. I have a spindle of great games that are still fun to play and look great, even to this day.

Now all I need is a VGA adaptor to run this console in all its 480p glory.

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Old 03-12-2010, 04:44 PM   #2
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In June, I will have owned my DC for 4 years, and ever since I have played video games (1983) this has to be one of my all time favorite consoles.

Why? you may ask. The amount of arcade perfect ports that arrived on the console is one reason, another, the amazing Shoot'em'ups that graced this console, Ikaruga, Under Defeat, Karous to name a select few.

I guess, deep down I have a soft spot for Sega, and this console that never really had a chance , Finally, and I believe this was the Achilles' heel of the DC, the ability to 'back up' games is another reason I like it so. I have a spindle of great games that are still fun to play and look great, even to this day.

Now all I need is a VGA adaptor to run this console in all its 480p glory.

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Old 03-12-2010, 08:02 PM   #3
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Still my all-time favorite console. The technology is great and the system has a fantastic library of games (many remain exclusive to this day) given how short the console lasted in the market. The Dreamcast was by far the best console of it's generation in my view. Sadly Sega was very inept at marketing it.

I really miss the days when Sega was a great game developer. Gaming was better when Sega was successful. Now all we get is a garbage Sonic once or twice a year out of them.
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:11 PM   #4
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I have mine but it hasn't been on in about 6 months or so.
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:52 AM   #5
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I still own mine since it first came out. I think my mom paid good 350 for it. Then I bought Sonic, and NBA 2k for it. But my first one kept scratching the disc so we had to take it back to Best Buy. I think that was the problem with the DC, it would freeze up. I think Dreamcast revolutionized what the systems are now. With the ability to play online games on your console, the exact XBOX control look. Reason why I hated Microsoft Xbox was how they did Sega wrong. "Oh we can go ahead and let you use our Windows CE, in return we'll make our controllers look identical to yours and buy you out"! DEAL? not sure if that is how it went down, but if you think about it..... could be right?

I still own these games..
NBA 2k
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I will never sell this system. But if I did, you think it still worth some $ on ebay?
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Old 04-22-2010, 02:00 AM   #6
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I will never sell this system. But if I did, you think it still worth some $ on ebay?
Not unless it's a very rare model. I bought a standard model U.S. Dreamcast brand new two years ago online for just $80. I think the price today is still no more than $100 for a brand new console. Though there are rare models worth far more.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:59 PM   #7
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Yeah, you can pick them up for about $40 on eBay. I just picked a second one up on eBay for $45 in the box with a couple of controllers.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:25 PM   #8
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Bought the Sonic Pack: 1 Blue VMU, Sonic Adventure with demo of SA 2, Sonic Shuffle, Dreamcast Generator Volume 2 and of course came with the console and 1 controller. Which was toward the end of its life. That was the only set Best Buy had.

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I love my Saturn more but Dreamcast is a close second as far as SEGA goes.

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Old 04-28-2010, 11:47 PM   #9
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Bought the Sonic Pack: 1 Blue VMU, Sonic Adventure with demo of SA 2, Sonic Shuffle, Dreamcast Generator Volume 2 and of course came with the console and 1 controller. Which was toward the end of its life. That was the only set Best Buy had.

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I love my Saturn more but Dreamcast is a close second as far as SEGA goes.
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:55 AM   #10
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Ah, the Saturn, great for imports terrible for everything else.
Which is why I still don't have one. It's probably the biggest investment as far as retro gaming is concerned.
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I've had a Dreamcast for around 5 years now and I still love it. Great Arcade Ports is what does it for me.

Heck, I actually own 5 dreamcast consoles

1) The one I bought 5 years ago
2) Black Sega Sports bundle: $20 (haha sucker)
3) Dreamcast used for parts
4) Factory sealed, BNIB White Dreamcast: $50 (to replace #1 if and when it dies)
5) Factory sealed, BNIB White Dreamcast: $50 (bought this sucker yesterday. This one will never be opened)

I'm sitting at 200 legit games, and it keeps rising as some of the local games stores find some for me. The one's I am most impressed that I own are:

Skies of Arcadia, D2, Shenmue, What is Shenmue?, Marvel vs Capcom, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Capcom vs SNK 2.
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:17 AM   #12
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I've had a Dreamcast for around 5 years now and I still love it. Great Arcade Ports is what does it for me.

Heck, I actually own 5 dreamcast consoles

1) The one I bought 5 years ago
2) Black Sega Sports bundle: $20 (haha sucker)
3) Dreamcast used for parts
4) Factory sealed, BNIB White Dreamcast: $50 (to replace #1 if and when it dies)
5) Factory sealed, BNIB White Dreamcast: $50 (bought this sucker yesterday. This one will never be opened)

I'm sitting at 200 legit games, and it keeps rising as some of the local games stores find some for me. The one's I am most impressed that I own are:

Skies of Arcadia, D2, Shenmue, What is Shenmue?, Marvel vs Capcom, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Capcom vs SNK 2.
Ya, I love my Dreamcast like no other console. It has a library of great games (many exclusive) like no other console. Hard to believe a console with so many AAA games died with such a short lifespan. I'm still trying to track down some of the better Dreamcast games in excellent to new condition but some are hard to find.
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I still have a DreamCast.

I don't often play it anymore though. My AVR doesn't convert up to HDMI and that's the only cable I run to the projector.

I still have some games when I can I'll pick them up on PS3 now. Like Marvel Vs Capcom 2. Also since I love Virtua Tennis, I bought a newer Virtua Tennis for the PS3.

My kids love Sega Marine Fishing. I don't know why a game like this doesn't exist outside of DC. Simple and fun to play with the fishing controller and you can catch Sharks and SailFish instead of the lake fishing you find in other fishing games.

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I still have a DreamCast.

My kids love Sega Marine Fishing. I don't know why a game like this doesn't exist outside of DC. Simple and fun to play with the fishing controller and you can catch Sharks and SailFish instead of the lake fishing you find in other fishing games.
As much as I despised the Dreamcast (mostly for its controller, Rumble Pack and VMU), I'll admit that I enjoyed the fishing controller, as well as the lightgun.
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I sold pretty much all of the good games I had. So there really isn't any point of having it anymore. It was my first console though, so I am going to keep it.
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I just threw mine back in the rack. want to use the vga cable but not running a 35ft line to my projector. S-cable will have to do. Yuck!
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I have just recently obtained some new games in the last week for my DC, it's just such a great system. I saw the rod & reel controller for $15 at a non chain used game store, I should have bought it, but didn't

My next to do for my DC is a vga cable, cant wait to see some of the games in native 480p

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Indeed!! The Sega Genesis era was their prime.

I had a DC for a while, had to buy Soul Calibur but they were already on the decline as a software developer in my opinion. Good system for arcade style games (Power Stone 1 and 2, Spawn, Crazi Taxi, Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 and all the other fighters, etc) Come to think of it, it was more like a Capcom system. They sure did push out of light titles for such a short time span.

I had a Saturn for a bit as well but they didn't have many great games for that other, still some gems like Virtua Fighter II, Panzer Dragoo Zwei (I'd love a remake!!!).

Their controller was awesome for its little diplay VMU (a shame something similar isn't used in newer consoles) and horrible at the same time for its atrocious d-pad.

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You guys are making me want to go out and buy another Dreamcast. I thought it was great, the NFL 2K and NBA 2K changed sports games forever. Sega GT and Sega Rally gosh darn it, I want another one
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Indeed!! The Sega Genesis era was their prime.

I had a DC for a while, had to buy Soul Calibur but they were already on the decline as a software developer in my opinion. Good system for arcade style games (Power Stone 1 and 2, Spawn, Crazi Taxi, Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 and all the other fighters, etc) Come to think of it, it was more like a Capcom system. They sure did push out of light titles for such a short time span.

I had a Saturn for a bit as well but they didn't have many great games for that other, still some gems like Virtua Fighter II, Panzer Dragoo Zwei (I'd love a remake!!!).

Their controller was awesome for its little diplay VMU (a shame something similar isn't used in newer consoles) and horrible at the same time for its atrocious d-pad.
The Genesis may have been their prime but they were a top-notch developer right up through their Dreamcast days. They published many great Dreamcast games in the console's short lifespan. It seems like the minute DC died their game development skills collapsed.

Didn't Namco develop Soul Calibur though? I'm almost positive that isn't a Sega game.
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