Hold your breath. Make a wish. Count to three
The first time I booted up my Dreamcast with The House of the Dead 2, I believe it was, I thought the machine was broken. I'd ordered it along with a bundle of used games and controllers on eBay, so that was a real possibili...
'The journey will begin anew'
On the rare occasion I use my Xbox 360, I'm amazed the thing still works. It's laughably slow to boot up, full of games as it is, and having gone through several broken systems last generation, there's a lingering fear that t...
I'm still waiting on that Dreamcast version, yo
With Pier Solar HD, what's old is new and what's new is old again. Unfortunately, we've got to wait quite a bit longer before we can actually give it a try now. The Sega Genesis-styled RPG care of Watermelon has been delayed ...
I want it
As a collector, I often make up my own rules in regards to where to stop. I usually draw the line at extra merchandise from games outside of those I absolutely adore -- and boy do I adore Skies of Arcadia.
This new 17-inch Vy...
Jet ready, set, RADIOOOOOOOOOOOO
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'...
The Dreamcast never died
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.
Yu Suzuki details Shenmue's history
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.
Sweet dreams are made of these
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.
Dreamcast déjà vu
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...
Check out the license plate
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...
Were you aware of any of these?
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]
Mark Cerny to translate?!
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...
Toejam and Earl Dreamcast
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 ...
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...
NG:DEV.TEAM kicks off crowdfunding campaign for Gunlord
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 ...
SEGA's Tadashi Takezaki remembers the Dreamcast's struggles
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 u...
Also, feel free to peruse the Dreamcast concept art
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...
Seriously though, Seaman on 3DS would be perfect
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...
Sturmwind and Ghost Blade keep console's shooter legacy alive
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-...
The ultimate mod
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...
Sega has a new licensing brand called -- what else? -- Segakawaii. Famitsu says that this is a female-oriented brand that they're ramping up for launch, kicking off with an upcoming Shibuya, Tokyo event.
Among the produ...
It's looking pretty sweet
I'm glad that I kept my Dreamcast, because the games slowly but surely keep on coming. The newest project is shoot 'em up Neo XYX by the NG: Dev. Team. It looks and sounds great so far based on the trailer, and the cherry on...
Hucast Games keeping Sega's final console on life support
The Dreamcast has been dead for well over a decade, but the venerable console's library still grows to this day. Slowly but surely independent developers continue to release games the platform, such as Gunlord, hoping that it...
Gotta go fast!
This is what I call "Playing Catch Up." I haven't made a post since October, but still I'm making videos. Due to the holidays, the release of the Wii U, and general laziness, I haven't made my usual rounds. So expect a few d...
All stretch goals have been reached
Since we last covered Pier Solar HD's Kickstarter, developer WaterMelon has reached all five of its stretch goals for the campaign. As such, there will be a Japanese translation, extras for the Dreamcast version of the game, ...
Stretch goal could mean Wii U version
2010's homebrew Sega Genesis RPG Pier Solar was one of those projects that was fun to watch from the sidelines, but I never got to actually play it myself. That's what was great about development team WaterMelon turning to Ki...
Classic NAOMI helicopter STG action
The Dreamcast may have been discontinued back in 2001 here in North America, but Sega's venerable machine continued to truck on for several years thereafter in Japan. While independent games still continue to be release...
YAH YAH YAH YAH YAH
11 seconds! That's how long this short, sweet trailer for Crazy Taxi will take to watch. Oddly enough, in that amount of time, we're told much of what we need to know about this release.
The iOS version of the classic Dreamc...
[Read on for a description of every Resident Evil game ever released in the US, and my completion of them all in 2012.]
Why Resident Evil?
This year, Capcom is pushing out three entirely new Resident Evil games -- it's also t...
Hey. It's late on a Tuesday night. We're about to enter the mid-week hump. It's time for some f*ckin' kung fu action up in here, am I right?
Here is a very simple yet effective video from José Cardona. He though to hi...