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Sega Dreamcast

Sega Dreamcast

By Tom Eames and Morgan Jeffery

Our first video game-themed episode in a while, where Tom explains to Morgan the short history of Sega’s final console, the Dreamcast.

We look back at its rise and dramatic fall, why it failed, its bizarre adverts, and its most memorable (and downright bizarre) games.

We look back at strange Dreamcast adverts from the era, and why it is still considered one of the best consoles of all time. We also remember games including Crazy Taxi and the oddity that was Seaman.

The Dreamcast was released by Sega in 1998/99, and was the first in the sixth generation of video game consoles, ahead of Sony’s PlayStation 2, Nintendo’s GameCube, and Microsoft’s Xbox. The Dreamcast proved to be Sega’s final home console, marking the end of the company’s 18 years in the console market.

While the Dreamcast sadly had a short lifespan and limited third-party support, it was way ahead of its time, including being the first console to include a built-in modem for online play.

Check out our previous video game episodes, including Point and Click Adventure Games and the Sega Megadrive/Genesis.

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