CHAPTER 15: SEGA DREAMCAST

If you grew up in Harbour Grace and had limited resources, it wasn’t exactly easy being a Sega fan. Their arcade games were nowhere to be found; outside of Sonic there were hardly any Sega Genesis games for rent and the Sega Saturn, the companies first 3-D capable console, was pushed out by the Sony…

THE LIFE OF A SEGA DREAMCAST FAN IN SMALL TOWN NEWFOUNDLAND

Every year on the anniversary of the North American launch of the Sega Dreamcast, September 9th, I always try to do a piece celebrating one of my favorite consoles of all time, but I knew there would come a day when there really wouldn’t be anything left to say. The times in which comic book…

REVIEW: SWORD OF THE BERSERK: GUTS RAGE (SEGA DREAMCAST)

If there’s one thing you can’t criticize the Sega Dreamcast for, it’s how before its time it was: It was the first console of its generation, beating the PlayStation 2 by a year and the Xbox as well as the GameCube to market by two years; It offered online play for the first time on any…

REVIEW: SHADOW MAN (DREAMCAST)

As games and consoles moved into the third dimensions, companies worked to bring everyone’s favourite IP’s into this bold new era of gaming: Mario, MegaMan, Castlevania, Metal Gear, The Legend of Zelda, etc. each with their own varying degrees of success. One franchise that missed out on the first wave of 3-D revivals was Nintendo’s popular…

REVIEW: MARVEL VS. CAPCOM (DREAMCAST)

Because I still had my Dreamcast hooked up, and the fact that it’s being rereleased as a download title in two weeks, I decided to take a look at the original Marvel Vs. Capcom. In the late 1990’s, what was known as the “Vs.” series became hugely popular due to its combination of Street Fighter…

REVIEW: SPIDER-MAN (DREAMCAST)

This past Sunday marked the 13th anniversary of the launch of the Sega Dreamcast. That’s not a nice number that people usually break out the retrospectives over, but I have a soft spot for the system and that gives me an excuse to talk about it, and one of my favorite superhero games: Spider-Man. Now,…