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3:30 PM on 04.14.2014

Live Show: Look into the past with Jet Set Radio Future

If you know anything about games, then you know that the Dreamcast is one of the most beloved consoles. And if you know anything about the Dreamcast then you know the Jet Set Radio is one of the best games available for Sega'...

Spencer Hayes


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Review: Neo XYX photo
Review: Neo XYX
by Chris Carter

The shoot-'em-up genre will never perish, and neither will the Dreamcast. No matter how niche it can get at times, shooters old and new come out of the woodwork in the most unexpected of places, from Steam to legacy consoles.

One such release is Neo XYX, a new (yes, in 2014) game for the Sega's last console, making this the second Dreamcast release this year. It's also the best.

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5:38 PM on 03.19.2014

Shenmue: from peach tree prototype to Virtua Fighter RPG to final release

At Yu Suzuki's GDC postmortem of Shenmue, he fully detailed the classic Dreamcast game's development, from an early prototype to a Virtua Fighter RPG to its final beloved form. Many details, images, and concepts were shown for the first time ever, which was a total thrill for me as a huge fan of the game and Suzuki's other works. 

Dale North

1:00 AM on 03.05.2014

Homebrewers doing Dreamcast remaster of Kojima's Snatcher

A brand new Dreamcast game came out this week. SEGA's swansong has proved a fertile grounds in its abandonment. People keep making things for it. Next up is a remaster of Kojima's Snatcher, the game he did after Metal Gear. T...

Steven Hansen



Review: Redux: Dark Matters photo
Review: Redux: Dark Matters
by Wesley Ruscher

If you told me I’d be playing a brand new Dreamcast game in 2014, back when the system saw its demise in 2002, I’d probably have said you were crazy.

It was at that point that Sega moved on to become a software-only developer in most of the world. But as it turns out, they actually continued to support the system in their home country for an additional five years, primarily with quick and easy ports from arcade games built on the NAOMI board (the Dreamcast’s arcade counterpart). Titles such as Puyo Puyo Fever and Trigger Heart Exelica kept the system relevant, for the arcade aficionado at least. But even Sega eventually left their fabled console past behind.

In Sega’s absence, an indie scene has embraced the all but forgotten console and churned out more than a dozen titles since 2007. The latest, Redux: Dark Matters, is a blast from the past that harkens back to the console’s glory days.

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2:30 PM on 12.31.2013

Sega teases Ryo Hazuki's return to racing

With the end of the year approaching, Sega let loose a nice surprise for fans on their Twitter page. Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed is chock full of references and fan service, and now we can expect the return of S...

Alessandro Fillari

4:30 PM on 12.26.2013

Video: Six facts about the Dreamcast you might not know

Did you know that the Sega Dreamcast is the only major console released in the last 20 years to have no games by Electronic Arts? I didn't, and you probably didn't either (if you did then oooooh, look at you, Mr. Know-It-All). But thanks to Vsauce3's latest entry in his Fact Surgery video series, which showcases six "awesome" Dreamcast facts, I do now. 6 Awesome Dreamcast Facts! [YouTube]

Harry Monogenis

10:15 AM on 11.26.2013

Yu Suzuki to deliver a Shenmue postmortem at GDC 2014

Game creator and videogame legend Yu Suzuki will deliver a postmortem on Shenmue at GDC 2014. GDC says that he'll be talking for the very first time about this classic game, starting from its origins as a Virtua Fighter-base...

Dale North

6:00 AM on 10.24.2013

Toejam and Earl 3 Dreamcast code found, might be released

The Xbox had a ToeJam and Earl III. Apparently, the Dreamcast did, too. We just never saw it. Someone found it, though, and put some beta gameplay online. They're also planning a fundraising campaign to publicly release the ...

Steven Hansen

10:30 AM on 10.08.2013

This Dreamcast 15th anniversary watch is beautiful

I am still somehow madly in love with the Dreamcast, even 15 years later. Someone in Japan is just as sick as I am as they thought it would be a good idea to release a commemorative anniversary watch. This silver and stainles...

Dale North

11:00 PM on 09.09.2013

Dreamcast platformer guns for Nintendo 3DS, Wii U release

Having spent the last several years developing for legacy consoles, NG:DEV.TEAM is ready for something new. The German indie studio has taken to Indiegogo with the mission of recasting one of its contemporary retro games on ...

Kyle MacGregor







A little refresher on the fall of the Dreamcast photo
A little refresher on the fall of the Dreamcast
by Tony Ponce

As a young 'un, my only experience with the SEGA Dreamcast was with Sonic Adventure at a Target demo station. I was very much an outsider, admiring the machine as it appeared in magazines and on television. I finally picked up a unit three years back, though I shamefully admit that I haven't spent much time playing it.

Others have fonder experiences than I, and these are the people who continue to wonder why the Dreamcast's life was cut short after only two years on the market. SEGA department manager Tadashi Takezaki recently spoke to Famitsu magazine on the subject. The interview, translated by Polygon, touches upon why SEGA simply couldn't afford to support a console anymore.

According to Takezaki, who was in charge of marketing the Dreamcast, the machine was designed to address the glaring issues of the Saturn. It was extremely developer-friendly, it had a more attractive color scheme, and it was targeted towards a mass audience as opposed to just hardcore SEGA fans. Unfortunately, the launch of the PlayStation 2 in March 2000 forced SEGA to rapidly discount its hardware -- Sony had the distinct advantage of having helped found the DVD format and being able to use internally developed tech to design a console around that, whereas SEGA purchased all its equipment from outside companies.

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7:30 AM on 07.25.2013

Dragon's Crown is Vanillaware's most expensive game yet

In an announcement today on Twitter, Vanillware's George Kamitani celebrated the Japanese launch of Dragon's Crown with some art, and an interesting factoid -- Dragon's Crown is Vanillware's most expensive project to date. Sp...

Chris Carter

6:30 PM on 07.17.2013

Nintendo trademarks might point to the return of Seaman

I had given up on the prospect of Seaman ever gracing 3DS with its particular brand of weirdness, but perhaps I'm just too quick to give up hope. Siliconera has discovered trademarks that may tie into previous rumblings about...

Jordan Devore

1:00 AM on 05.02.2013

Dreamcast shooter Sturmwind released, 16 years later

Shooters, SHMUPS, STGs. Call them what you want, but let's agree we don't have enough of them these days. Indie developers are changing that and are doing it on an unexpected platform: SEGA's Dreamcast. The latest two shoot-...

Allistair Pinsof

4:00 AM on 04.16.2013

18 different gaming consoles combined into one system

Modder Bacteria spent over three years and over $1,000 to merge 18 different consoles into one giant box. It contains circuitry from 15 different systems, works with one master controller, a single power supply, and a single...

Hamza CTZ Aziz