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The SEGA Dreamcast Finally Turns 18 Years Old

On September 9, 1999, SEGA released the Dreamcast in the United States.

Now, eighteen years later, the Dreamcast is finally all grown up.

Happy birthday, sweetie.

The Requiem

Having grown up with a SEGA Master System, The Requiem has been a lifelong SEGA fan. Favorite SEGA games include: Gunstar Heroes, Shinobi III, the House of the Dead: Overkill, Jet Set Radio, & Alex Kidd in Miracle World. Other game favorites include: Super Metroid (SNES), Tempest 2000 (Atari Jaguar), Mortal Kombat (Arcade) and Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery (iOS). The Requiem exists digitally as @UnboundRequiem on Twitter.

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  • Can any of you SEGA fans point out the mistake I made in the video?

    • pirovash88 .

      Not really sure, no. Maybe the ending? No way would the disk spin as the top is closing, I know you reversed the footage though, lol.

      • The sound of a dead VMU battery can be heard upon boot-up, but no controller was plugged in.

  • sui-sui

    happy birthday to the best console ever!

    • Luis

      No offense, but I’ve heard this a few times and I wonder why. AFAIK, it wasn’t able to read DVD back in the day (PS2 could), it had no piracy control, the gamepad lacked a second analog stick… And it was Sega’s last console because it didn’t sell well enough (PS2 was superior).

      Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Sega fan since the Mega Drive days, but I’m really curious about this “best console ever” sentence 🙂

      • sui-sui

        is it really that hard for you to believe that people have different tastes and preferences than you? a lot of people don’t care about sales numbers and hardware statistics, it’s the personal experience and memories they have of the console. i could have been the only person in the world who owned a Dreamcast and it would have made no difference to me – the games and the console resonated with me in a way the PS2 never did. if you have a problem with that i don’t know what to tell you, nothing will change my mind. sorry!

        • Luis

          Please notice the “no offense” and the “I’m curious” in my post. Of course I have no problem with your tastes, or anyone’s. Not everyone in the internet is looking forward to offend or upset people with their comments 🙁

          My “best console ever” is Mega Drive. Of course I understand emotions over facts. I just wanted to chit-chat about it because I wonder if there’s important stuff I don’t know. I left consoles from 2002 to 2010, so there’s a period I totally missed, and comments like yours look interesting to learn about that period.

          • sui-sui

            i just assumed that calling the Dreamcast the “best console ever” on a SEGA fansite post about the console’s 18th birthday would be obvious hyperbole.

          • Luis

            Fair enough.

          • To me, the Dreamcast marked the end of the era. Not just of SEGA, but of the dedicated gaming machine. Consoles that followed were part DVD players, streaming devices, etc., while the Dreamcast was built to game, and nothing else.

  • happy birthday

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