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[–] Drenki 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

The real tragedy was the awkward controller.

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[–] Northvvait 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Full disclosure, I love the original XBox Duke controller, too.

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[–] ChillyHellion 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

With the screen on the memory card you could almost say Sega anticipated the Nintendo Wii U

but not really...

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[–] Northvvait 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

but not really...

True, but predated the Nintendo Pokewalker for sure!

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[–] Turnip_Time 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It looked a bit funky, but felt great in the hands. The only real problems were the lack of a second analog stick and the short VMU battery life.

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[–] DayWalker 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Was going to say this. I liked the system but that controller was like it was designed for an older gen system.

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[–] AnTi90d 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

I still have my Dreamcast, complete with NES, SNES and Genesis emulators and every ROM available.. to about 2k6.

The Dreamcast really failed because consumers were too stupid to see its true potential. It was my first taste of online gaming (UT and Quake: Arena) and my first taste of emulation. I will forever love that system more than any other console.

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[–] SkepticalMartian 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

No, that's not why it failed at all. It was too expensive to make and they released at the wrong time. They got in to a price war with Sony and lost.

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[–] Livelongdienever 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The Dreamcast part hits a little too close to home.

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[–] Empire_of_the_mind 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago 

DC was murdered by Sony and gaming media which they bought off.

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[–] Paperman299 [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Maybe it's time to find out

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[–] MotoMedic 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Still bring it out every once in awhile, usually to replay Shenmue, especially after the announcement of the second one.

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[–] tryingthisout 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I still have my Dreamcast and play it regularly. Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Powerstone, Gauntlet, fucking SAN FRANCISCO RUSH 2049, Jet Grind Radio.

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[–] Chiefpacman 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I've never understood the appeal of the dreamcast. I remember when it came out, I remembrr no one caring. It was years later when we started hearing about it again...

How many games exist for this thing? It basically was aborted by Sega before it was born.

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[–] Paperman299 [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Its short life is the tragedy

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[–] Dixie_Flatline 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

There were enough good games for it to still be remembered fondly (jet set radio and crazy taxi are the ones I played) but it came at an awkward time, where it was competing against N64/PS1 fans that were being hyped for GC/PS2. And that is before the xbox is factored into things.

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[–] Chiefpacman 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Crazy Taxi was a multi-platform game, also in arcades. While I've personally never understood any of the praise for jetset, that does seem to be one exception. Luckily the game became available with nintendo shortly after the Dreamcast's demise.

I don't think you can blame competition for failure, unless you can admit how superior the competition was. I'm a retro game collector/enthusiast. The dreamcast is the one system I've never been interested in; still waiting to be lured in by something about it. Jetset isn't doing it for me.

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