Kw-logo-smaller

It Lives! The Sega Dreamcast

It's not dead yet.
Courtesy of Sega
Bag it or slag it?
Courtesy of Sega
Itsy bitsy white box.
Courtesy of Sega

Do you know what happened to the Sega Dreamcast?

Here's the story:

The Dreamcast leapt into stores in late 1999. It was the first 32-bit system to hit the market and it did well. It had wicked graphics, kick butt sound effects, a built in modem and a ton of Sega's brilliant games. For a while the Dreamcast was king.

Then in January of 2001 Sega announced the end of the Dreamcast. It was cancelled. That was it - kaput, no more games, no more add-ons, nothin'. Sega (the company that makes the Dreamcast) wasn't making enough money from selling the system, so they decided to stick to making just games. Ugh, that sucked.

Now it seems that the little white box might have one more continue left.


In a deal with Sony (the company that makes the Playstation 2) Sega has worked out a way to let online Dreamcast players go head-to-head against other players on the Playstation 2. What's happening is that Sega is making different versions of its games for Dreamcast and Playstation 2. You'll still need the one that goes with your system then you'll be able to play against anybody who has the game.


Discussions with Nintendo and Microsoft might lead to being able to compete against the GameCube, PS2, Xbox or even someone on a computer. That way you can play against way more people than just the ones on the Dreamcast. It'll be a total score if it works.


So far, the only game this works for is Guru-Guru Onsen 2 and it's only available in Japan. Sega hasn't confirmed anything yet but it'll be great news for Dreamcast owners when it does happen.


Related Stories:

  • Console Wars - The Finale
  • ICO Review
  • Gran Turismo 3:A-spec Review
  • Big System, Little Games
  • >
    >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments

    share with your friends


    Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like!

    latest videos

    F992993392953

    Is the Dreamcast Worth it?

    • No way, toss it with the trash.
    • Yup, it's totally worth it.
    • Nahhh... I can play Sega games on my Playstation 2.
    • I'd rather play street hockey.

    related stories

    Games in the forums

    -Gwen42--
    -Gwen42-- posted in Board Games:
    Xbox
    reply about 12 hours
    -Gwen42--
    -Gwen42-- posted in Forum Games:
    Mashed Potatoes
    reply about 12 hours
    Zoobla
    Zoobla posted in Forum Games:
    Spearmint
    reply about 13 hours
    GlimmeringSky16
    uno is bae
    reply about 20 hours
    lonnie123
    lonnie123 posted in Card Games:
    Jon is the best 
    reply about 21 hours

    play online games

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

    Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

    157262_(2)

    When you go back to Candyland, you’ll wonder why you ever left in the first plac...

    100x100_ra_logo_girl

    Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

    _thumb_100x100

    Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...