USA Release: September 9, 1999
UK Release: October 14, 1999
A few on Twitter are celebrating Dreamcast becoming seventeen today.
I remember being at the Odeon and seeing an advert for it. Then I came to play it at Toys R Us with Sonic Adventure loaded on.
I had owned it for most of 2001, before I sold it for a PS2 with Zone of the Enders, mainly for the Metal Gear Solid 2 demo that came with it.
To me, it was the precursor to the Xbox. The controller has always felt great, and the VMU was ahead of its time. It’s really the precursor to the companion apps you see on the App Store, such as the one for Star Wars Battlefront.
I even have a friend who racked up an £800 bill for using it for the Internet.
Thanks to Gotham Games, I bought one earlier this year, which sits beside the TV in the front room. I’m currently playing through Shenmue when time allows it. The aim is to finish that, then the sequel, by the time number three is released.
For today, I’ll be pouring a Gin for it while playing Marvel VS Capcom 2 on Sega’s (for now) final console.