• The Sega Dreamcast Celebrates its 10th Anniversary Today!

    Ten years ago today, the Sega Dreamcast began making its way from store shelves to hundreds of thousands of homes across the United States. In the Dreamcast's short lifespan, it helped pave the way for console gaming as we know it today. The first console to include a built-in modem and support for online gaming, the Dreamcast was ahead of its time and spawned some of the most enjoyable, innovative, and memorable games (and accessories) of its generation.

    Of those games, Phantasy Star Online is one we can likely all relate to, and is arguably one of the most iconic games of that time (perhaps of all-time?). It's more than safe to say that the Dreamcast played a large role in the evolution of the Phantasy Star franchise, and an even bigger role in the creation of the site you're visiting right now. So, with that in mind, let's all wish the Dreamcast a happy 10th, dust off our old friend, and load up our favorite games to enjoy once more!

    Have a Dreamcast story to share? Want to talk about your favorite games of yesteryear or link the Dreamcast to features and standards of modern day gaming? Feel free to hit up the comments section, or visit the forums!

    For a little fun and an even greater dose of nostalgia, here's the original trailer for Phantasy Star Online, available now on the INTERNET:

    Comments 48 Comments
    1. foamcup's Avatar
      foamcup -
      If my DC controller wasn't busted, I'd go play PSO right now.
    1. Lord Hammerheart's Avatar
      Lord Hammerheart -
      I heart PSO.
    1. Chuck_Norris's Avatar
      Chuck_Norris -
      I love how over the top the announcer is. "ONE THOUSAND BEATS A DAY!" Whatever that meant back before anyone played it.
    1. AnnabellaRenee87's Avatar
      AnnabellaRenee87 -
      Good God I Feel OLD
      I remember sitting in 7th grade on this day wanting to go to the game store and pick up my Dreamcast.
      I had saved up all summer to get it.
      and in 2001 my world was crushed.
    1. Eder's Avatar
      Eder -
      Long live the Dreamcast, modern gaming would not be the same without it
    1. Freeze's Avatar
      Freeze -
      I remember logging on for the first time, it was an amazing experience that I'm glad I was part of. Good times and great games.
    1. Dhylec's Avatar
      Dhylec -
      I got the DC just to play mostly PSO v2. It was one of the best games back then.
    1. Zimbabwe's Avatar
      Zimbabwe -
      This IS bigger than the Beatles.
    1. Tetsaru's Avatar
      Tetsaru -
      This was the SHIT back in the day. Why the FUCK doesn't Sega advertise or make games like this anymore!?
      I swear, PSP2 and "Project Needlemouse" better be DAMNED good...
    1. DreXxiN's Avatar
      DreXxiN -
      Such a fantastic system. This was truly legendary, and I will never have a higher ranked system in my hierarchy of gaming than this one. =P
    1. Gen2000's Avatar
      Gen2000 -
      Damn that trailer was intense. "The door to the future. The door to freedom.".
      I almost shed a tear thinking back on when I first got this game and the wonderful times I had on it.
    1. Axel3792's Avatar
      Axel3792 -
      If you look up PSO in the encyclopedia, the only word under it is a giant, bold-faced "AWESOME."
    1. Finalzone's Avatar
      Finalzone -
      My Dreamcast is still in good shape. I also have the original PSO and may plan to add PSO v2 for collection. Notice the big details on city on trailer, something that was left out in the final version.
    1. W0LB0T's Avatar
      W0LB0T -
      Oh Dreamcast, you where so awesome. When you died, so did Sega.
    1. SupaHype's Avatar
      SupaHype -
      My favorite system of all time. well probably ties with Sega Genesis. I remember playing this game for 8 hours straight overnight. Never before had i done that. Im going to buy a dreamcast game off ebay to celebrate... :^D
    1. Control's Avatar
      Control -
      version 2 was for newbs who paid monthly. look where that got us. nothing but bad games and they still shut down the psobb server and didnt get rid of that 3rd party one. they said the server would be up forever and it should have been. they could have had a hunter's license for all pso games.
    1. ZeroXmp's Avatar
      ZeroXmp -
      Phantasy Star Online was my first game on dreamcast.
    1. Zimbabwe's Avatar
      Zimbabwe -
      lol that has nothing to do with what Control just said.
    1. Akaimizu's Avatar
      Akaimizu -
      The Dreamcast, at the time, did feel like a system of the future. Much care was put forth in the creation of that system. A lot of foresight, too. It was host to some of my favorite original releases of my time. Including Skies of Arcadia. I nabbed PSO as soon as it was available in Japan. Bought it again in english. I even have the twin sticks for that, because I became a Virtual On OT nut. (Actually, twin sticks, two dreamcasts, two copies of VOOT, and a dreamcast-to-dreamcast link cable). There's plenty more stuff I could talk about, but that would be too long. Happy 10th.
    1. Akaimizu's Avatar
      Akaimizu -
      Oh. And as an extra aside. I just watched the video. I totally forgot about beats!!! When it said 1000 beats a day, the nostalgia meter just went off. I remember even arranging time to meet with certain folks based on the beats since that time was the same all over the world.
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