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Happy 15th birthday Dreamcast!

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  • ArteenArteen Adept ValeRegistered User regular
    My whole family got addicted to Sega Swirl.

  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    Dreamcast was my first games console. I went to a friend's one night and saw them playing Soul Calibur and was so blown away by how pretty it was that I skipped college the next day to go and buy one.

    I remember playing a lot of Soul Calibur and Tony Hawk and not really anything else ever.

    If you had those two you really didn't need anything else

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    I still have my Dreamcast.

    I gave away my SNES last year.

    Thinking about it, that was probably the wrong way around.

  • turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    SimBen wrote: »
    The Dreamcast wasn't 128 bits

    no console or PC has yet been 128 bits

    The Dreamcast was 32 bits (as were the GameCube, PS2 and original Xbox).
    The system's processor is a Hitachi SH-4 32-bit RISC at 200 MHz with an on-die 128-bit vector graphics engine, 360 MIPS and 1.4 GFLOPS (single precision), using the vector graphics engine. The graphics hardware is a PowerVR2 CLX2 chipset, capable of 7.0 million polygons/second peak performance and trilinear filtering. Graphics hardware effects include gouraud shading, z-buffering, spatial anti-aliasing, per-pixel translucency sorting (also known as order independent translucency) and bump mapping. The system supports approximately 16.78 million colors (24-bit) color output and displays interlaced or progressive scan video at 640 × 480 video resolution.

    The sixth generation of consoles was sometimes referred to as the 128-bit era. It's true that by that time the number of "bits" wasn't really very important to the consoles power, but the Dreamcast and the PS2 both boasted about their 128-bit gpu's as a marketing tactic.

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  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    Yeah okay sure, the GPU.

    The bits as they were referred to before referred to CPU bandwidth though, and that's been 32-bits (with the exception of the Jaguar and the Nintendo 64) all the way up until the Xbox 360. And even then, the original Wii was still 32-bits.

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  • turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    SimBen wrote: »
    Yeah okay sure, the GPU.

    The bits as they were referred to before referred to CPU bandwidth though, and that's been 32-bits (with the exception of the Jaguar and the Nintendo 64) all the way up until the Xbox 360. And even then, the original Wii was still 32-bits.

    Right yeah, I was just explaining why I called it that in the OP.

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  • turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    So what classes did everybody play in PSO?

    I pretty much always played HuNewearl or HuCasts.

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    I have never played a Dreamcast. I have seen one in person maybe once.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    SimBen wrote: »
    Yeah okay sure, the GPU.

    The bits as they were referred to before referred to CPU bandwidth though, and that's been 32-bits (with the exception of the Jaguar and the Nintendo 64) all the way up until the Xbox 360. And even then, the original Wii was still 32-bits.

    The Jaguar had a 32 bit RISC processor as well. The graphics chips were 64 bit. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_Jaguar#Technical_specifications

  • SkeithSkeith Registered User regular
    turtleant wrote: »
    So what classes did everybody play in PSO?

    I pretty much always played HuNewearl or HuCasts.

    HuCast forever. It's what I'm playing in PSO2 (when I remember to update and patch it). Also, no mention of Shenmue? Shame.
    How about a game of lucky hit?

    mts wrote: »
    heres how i see it being a total win situation for you
    1. stay with your wife while she dog sits. this wins husband points since she knows its out of your comfort zone
    2. have sex all over her friends house so that the next time you see her friend look at you condescendingly, you can wink back knowing you did the freaky deaky where she eats her cheerios.
  • Darth_MogsDarth_Mogs Registered User regular
    Skeith wrote: »
    HuCast forever.

    Truer words were never spoken.

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    did i ever tell the story about how i had a dreamcast then loaned it to my mate, who took it to his uni campus and i never saw it again? good times. i played the shit out of soul calibur.

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  • Lost CanuckLost Canuck Asst. To the Regional Minister Swindon: A Terrible Place to Not LiveRegistered User regular
    I never had a Dreamcast during it's time, but I found one cheap at a secondhand store a couple years ago and I've had a lot of fun with it.
    Power Stone is a lot of fun.

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  • turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    I played Virtual On so much on the dreamcast controller that I'm terrible playing it the "right" way with dual analog controls.

    I bought the 360 port a while back and everything felt wrong.

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  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    SimBen wrote: »
    Yeah okay sure, the GPU.

    The bits as they were referred to before referred to CPU bandwidth though, and that's been 32-bits (with the exception of the Jaguar and the Nintendo 64) all the way up until the Xbox 360. And even then, the original Wii was still 32-bits.

    The Jaguar had a 32 bit RISC processor as well. The graphics chips were 64 bit. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_Jaguar#Technical_specifications

    Can't say I'm surprised!

    Also the N64 didn't have "true" 64-bit support. It had a 64-bit CPU but, from what I remember hearing, no assembly instructions to use all 64 bits (either that or it's just that almost no games were programmed in 64 bits).

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    turtleant wrote: »
    So what classes did everybody play in PSO?

    I pretty much always played HuNewearl or HuCasts.

    FOnewearl all the way. That was the first Magic Pink and she was the whole reason I ever went online and is why I keep using the name. Amazingly, no one else ever tries to register it.

    Had to put SOME words together to get that Pinkal Section ID.

  • MalReynoldsMalReynolds The Hunter S Thompson of incredibly mild medicines Registered User regular
    Everyone is forgetting Sega's answer to Crash Bandicoot

    Super Magnetic Neo.

    Holy butts that game was hard.

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  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    So the foreword to Console Wars is just Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg listing games they've played while calling attention to the fact that they're treating this like a high school writing assignment and are just trying to fill out the wordcount.

    It's kind of great.

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  • ReynoldsReynolds Raving Rabbit Registered User regular
    Dreamcast best console, controller and games.

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  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    my friend got one of these. we played a lot of hydro thunder. I borrowed it at some point and got to play skies of arkadia, sonic adventure, shenmue and shenmue 2(an import). I think jet grind radio is my favorite one, though.

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla KOOKABUNGA LIVES Registered User regular
    SimBen wrote: »
    So the foreword to Console Wars is just Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg listing games they've played while calling attention to the fact that they're treating this like a high school writing assignment and are just trying to fill out the wordcount.

    It's kind of great.
    The story about the main Sega guy whose name I am forgetting and the counterfeit Hot Wheels factory is even better

    All Along The Watchtower: A DCAU Podcast.

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  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    I got the humble Sega bundle for Android and can now play Crazy Taxi on my phone.

    PSN: JoeUser80 Steam
  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    I also had Marvel Vs Capcom 2 for the Dreamcast

    My team was Cable/Sabertooth/Gambit

    because they each had a projectile super whatever that did a lot of hits and so when you did the hyper ultra team triple super (executed by skillfully mashing every button 5 times in less than a second) they would all hit together and the combo counter would say you got like a 180 something hits and that was the most hits which made it the best team

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  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    JoeUser wrote: »
    I got the humble Sega bundle for Android and can now play Crazy Taxi on my phone.

    Follow up: not bad, actually! And I had forgotten about the licensed music in that game!

    PSN: JoeUser80 Steam
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