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garretrevels
11-05-2004, 03:19 PM
I reccomend this system to everyone
you can play burnt games without a chip
it plays emulated nes snes genesis roms
can play vcd and divx movies
you can download every game ever made pretty much from dcforums.net
ready 2 rumble boxing is fun as heck
and they stillmake new games in japan and europe for it.
all this and its dirt cheap
at eb games buy three pre-used games at $4.99 and get a free system.
unbeatable bang for the buck
can you tell im a fan of dreamcast?

abdiel2k3
11-05-2004, 03:33 PM
I reccomend this system to everyone
you can play burnt games without a chip
it plays emulated nes snes genesis roms
can play vcd and divx movies
you can download every game ever made pretty much from dcforums.net
ready 2 rumble boxing is fun as heck
and they stillmake new games in japan and europe for it.
all this and its dirt cheap
at eb games buy three pre-used games at $4.99 and get a free system.
unbeatable bang for the buck
can you tell im a fan of dreamcast?

ya i have one
and a **** load of burned games
the only downfall is
THE GAMES FUKIN SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

garretrevels
11-05-2004, 04:10 PM
there are some good one i gett hooked on
but then again i havent really played too much xbox or ps2 to get used to crazy good games

Prostitroop
11-05-2004, 04:34 PM
Dreamcast= BEST SYSTEM EVER. It still goes up against and still in someways better than todays consoles

It was way ahead of it's time, and started a new revolution in gaming.
The reason it died was because of the PS2's ability to play DVD's, which is sad. I never really cared about playing DVD's on a console, in fact, I've never watched a DVD on a PS2, ever. If I wanted to watch a DVD, I would buy a nice quality DVD player. People should buy consoles for gamplay, not for the ad-ons.

At that time, VHS media was the main source of video media and people had to choose if they really wanted to give up VHS. But it was a good strategy in the PS2's part.
When the PS2 was launched in Japan, the virtually non-existing DVD market heavily skyrocketed overnight. The main source of video media in Japan was VCD. The Japanese were happy with VCD's and didn't feel the need to switch to DVD. But when the PS2 came out, that all changed. So that's the reason for the Dreamcast's death. :(

FibreOptic
11-05-2004, 04:45 PM
You can play copied games without a chip, but you may need a boot disk, which is easy to obtain. I love my Dreamcast and I will never give it up.

garretrevels
11-05-2004, 04:58 PM
some would say dc is still alive and well (brewing underground) the way they like it

Explosivo
11-05-2004, 05:49 PM
I thought DC was good too. I wish I still had it now that I know about this underground ****. Thats cool it can play nes roms, if I would have known that I would have never given it away. My favorite games on DC were

NBA on NBC
Fishing (With the pole controller)
Virtua Tennis
House of the Dead (With 2 guns)

Do they have a fishing controller for PS2?

abdiel2k3
11-05-2004, 05:52 PM
the fighting games like
streetfighter vs capcom 2
were the best
but othe rthen that they sucked
the main reason the dc died wasnt dvds
it was just that not many developers were interested in it
so not many quality games were made for it

Prostitroop
11-05-2004, 08:21 PM
the main reason the dc died wasnt dvds
it was just that not many developers were interested in it
so not many quality games were made for it
That is one of the reasons, just not the MAIN reason. If you notice how the growth of DVD was during the inception of the PS2 (especially in Japan), it's safe to say that had alot to do with the DC's demise (or shall I say, exile from the mainstream).

BTW, DC had some of the best games ever made. Those good games usually weren't promoted well and failed commercially. Japan gave birth to some great DC games never released in the US. Fire Pro Wrestling for the DC is probably the best wrestling game ever, even with it's cartoonish graphics.

Rick Reeno
11-06-2004, 12:57 AM
The reason DC died was because Sega pulled the plug. DC was making a killing in the US, but was pretty much dead in Japan. The United States HQ begged them to keep the system going, but they killed it anyway.

bigdlb12
11-06-2004, 01:25 AM
I like pixar films better, :o

Prostitroop
11-06-2004, 01:37 AM
The reason DC died was because Sega pulled the plug. DC was making a killing in the US, but was pretty much dead in Japan. The United States HQ begged them to keep the system going, but they killed it anyway.
And the cause of the demise was? Seeing it did poorly in Japan, Sega of Japan decided to pull the plug because... Just read my previous posts.

maxpayne
11-06-2004, 02:59 AM
i still play my dreamcast, sucks that not that many good games came out for it.

garretrevels
11-06-2004, 01:14 PM
its a very versitile machine minus the dvd

Fat Shamz
11-07-2004, 01:00 AM
One excelent game on DC was shenmue 2. it was just tooo good. even the xbox version isnt as great as the one that came out for DC long time ago. marvel vs capcom 2 was good.

and btw, dvds were not the main reason DC fell, in fact, if im right, i think DC came out a few years earlier than ps2. the reason why DC fell was PIRACY. since sega hadnt built in any security for the DC to not be able to play burnt games, many many many developers did not make any games for the DC. so in the end, the reason why DC fell was not because of competiton, but because of the lack of developers.

but then again, i could be very wrong.

garretrevels
11-07-2004, 01:10 AM
you make a good point shamz
but im glad to see all the dreamcast fans here
right on

tntkid
11-10-2004, 12:02 AM
Dreamcast gets played more than the ps2 in my house. Shenmue II is the best game I've ever played on any console.

loangunZ
11-10-2004, 02:29 AM
the best thing sega ever did was ditch the hardware and start multiplatform games

Fat Shamz
11-10-2004, 04:10 PM
the best thing sega ever did was ditch the hardware and start multiplatform games

It cant be the best thing they did consdering they had no other choice. They had great games, but if they had the extra cash (which they did not) they coulda made a console five times as better than then the ps2. And it wasnt even financial problems, they hype about ps2 was so tense that it pretty much destroyed any other companies dreams. Sega had the creativity, and the games. Microsoft only made the xbox to show the world that they could. What microsoft did was something almost close to impossible. It entered a market of video games with stiff competition, and the only reason they succeeded was because they had the money. In order for sega to get rid of there debt they HAD to start making games for other platforms. It was good for other console fans, but not for the few of us that like the DC. In my opinion, i like the DC market to be left the way it is, only for real fans to have the console. But finding games for it legitamately is so hard.

spinksjinx
11-12-2004, 07:17 AM
It cant be the best thing they did consdering they had no other choice. They had great games, but if they had the extra cash (which they did not) they coulda made a console five times as better than then the ps2. And it wasnt even financial problems, they hype about ps2 was so tense that it pretty much destroyed any other companies dreams. Sega had the creativity, and the games. Microsoft only made the xbox to show the world that they could. What microsoft did was something almost close to impossible. It entered a market of video games with stiff competition, and the only reason they succeeded was because they had the money. In order for sega to get rid of there debt they HAD to start making games for other platforms. It was good for other console fans, but not for the few of us that like the DC. In my opinion, i like the DC market to be left the way it is, only for real fans to have the console. But finding games for it legitamately is so hard.


The xbox is a souped up dreamcast.



I love my dreamcast, I still play it and just recently bought another one....It is collecting dust now as I am trying to finish my season mode in espn 2k5, while the games were a bit lackluster the imports and emulators make up all the way for it!

Me and a few buddies of mine still get online with our dreamcasts (I have the broadband adapter) and we will the play the sega 2k series games, because they are still that damn good....

Ironic that nfl 2k1-2k3 on dreamcast look a hell of a lot better then the 2k series (until 2005) on the ps2.

One of the best games ever is shenmue, I have shenmue 2 but I never have the time to sit down and play it. I own it for xbox and dreamcast and yes the dreamcast one owns the xbox version any day even on its worst.......

Anyone ever play fire pro wrestling D on the dreamcast? That game is sooo addicting.

tntkid
11-12-2004, 10:31 AM
I've got fire pro but hardly ever play it. I prefer the Giant Gram wrestling games, best wrestling games ever IMO.

spinksjinx
11-12-2004, 10:52 AM
I've got fire pro but hardly ever play it. I prefer the Giant Gram wrestling games, best wrestling games ever IMO.


I love the fire pro series, I never even heard of Giant Gram though. I just ran a check on it and it looks pretty good reminds me of power move pro wrestling (great game in my book)


Im going to have to look into downloading that...

What kind of matchups are their????



I like the fire pro series because it mixes every organization into the game and has a good bit of features, The controls confuse the hell out of people and once you have adapted it is pretty good game overall....

FibreOptic
11-12-2004, 11:43 AM
Dreamcast gets played more than the ps2 in my house. Shenmue II is the best game I've ever played on any console.
Shenmue 2 rocks! The first one did as well. I heard you can download games using bit-torrent. You will need a fast connection and a cd burner (obviously).

spinksjinx
11-12-2004, 11:49 AM
Shenmue 2 rocks! The first one did as well. I heard you can download games using bit-torrent. You will need a fast connection and a cd burner (obviously).


http://www.suprnova.org HAS TONS


Each game is only like a few hundred mb, so it wouldnt be that bad, on a 56k connection it would take like 5 days probably.

tntkid
11-13-2004, 01:24 AM
Review of Giant Gram here

http://dreamcast.ign.com/articles/165/165107p1.html

Trust me, this really is the best wrestling game(gameplay wise) on any console. The controls are a bit of a ***** at first but you soon get used to them. The double team moves are sweet!

Also go here for Dreamcast torrents, you might have to sign up but it's worth it.

http://dcforums.net/

nohero
11-13-2004, 01:38 AM
I managed a videogame store for 4 years, I've seen the entire rise & fall of the dreamcast. The problem was simply getting publishers to make any games for it, ESPECIALLY EXCLUSIVE TITLES. The only publisher doing anything that was full steam ahead was Sega Sports and that comes with obvious reasons.

The biggest reason why publishers shunned the Dreamcast? Sega's notorious reputation for pulling the plug on systems far too early. After several publishers lost money making games for short lived systems Sega Saturn (actually did amazing in Japan and lasted much longer than in the U.S.), Sega CD and 32X. They did not feel Sega had the cojones the follow through on a system and therefore did not invest the proper amount of time and money in titles there but simply dabbled in it to say they're "involved".

The paddles were terrible as well... heh heh.

spinksjinx
11-13-2004, 07:35 AM
I managed a videogame store for 4 years, I've seen the entire rise & fall of the dreamcast. The problem was simply getting publishers to make any games for it, ESPECIALLY EXCLUSIVE TITLES. The only publisher doing anything that was full steam ahead was Sega Sports and that comes with obvious reasons.

The biggest reason why publishers shunned the Dreamcast? Sega's notorious reputation for pulling the plug on systems far too early. After several publishers lost money making games for short lived systems Sega Saturn (actually did amazing in Japan and lasted much longer than in the U.S.), Sega CD and 32X. They did not feel Sega had the cojones the follow through on a system and therefore did not invest the proper amount of time and money in titles there but simply dabbled in it to say they're "involved".

The paddles were terrible as well... heh heh.


I loved the Dreamcast controller.


Sega made some horrible controllers in the past, but the Dreamcast controller was pretty comfortable...


Now the Genesis/saturn controllers :(

FibreOptic
11-16-2004, 01:56 PM
http://www.suprnova.org HAS TONS


Each game is only like a few hundred mb, so it wouldnt be that bad, on a 56k connection it would take like 5 days probably.
I've procured a NES and a Genesis emulator for the DC and it rocks! I played the original Legend of Zelda. This brings back memories.

spinksjinx
11-16-2004, 04:28 PM
I've procured a NES and a Genesis emulator for the DC and it rocks! I played the original Legend of Zelda. This brings back memories.



I love that except that the snes emulator runs really slow on the DC but other than that it rocks.

Im anxiously awaiting a gba emulator to his the DC it is in process of being made. :)

lsk
11-21-2004, 11:40 AM
how is the grafic on the dremcast,

jack_the_rippuh
11-21-2004, 02:31 PM
I have one...I was trying to hold on to it for 50-60 more years and see if it would actually be worth something..

Fat Shamz
11-21-2004, 08:49 PM
how is the grafic on the dremcast,

lots of the higher budget dreamcast games look like todays ps2 and xbox games...almost. The DC had some good video hardware

dafrza3
02-02-2005, 11:10 AM
DC was a very good system but i heard it was hard to program for. Oh wellz i love MK GOLD on there SHENMUE and Skies of arcadia!
Some people still make homebrew games for it as well.

Lol999
02-02-2005, 12:52 PM
I got both my kids DC's for Xmas about 3 years ago. The best games we played were Looney Tunes Space Race and Ms Pacman. Well addictive and the LT was multi-player. Add in the boot disk option and it's a winner. For the larger handed gentleman such as myself the controllers were spot on, better than the PS1 which my son also has.

Cheers, Lol :D