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Submission + - Unreleased Dreamcast Game Geist Force Revealed

Croakyvoice writes: Over at the DCEmu forums, DCEric has posted a video of the beta of the unreleased Dreamcast Game Geist Force, the game only shows a few levels but it does show you that another great game was cancelled for Sega`s last console. This follows other games such as Half Life which whilst never officially released was leaked some years ago.

Submission + - Sega Dreamcast Turns 13

Croakyvoice writes: It's been 13 years since 9/9/1999, when the Dreamcast launched on American shores. The hardware was ahead of its time; online capability, web browser, a visual memory unit, and a controller that anticipated the much-loved Xbox 360 controller. The games were amazing: Jet Set Radio (the first popular 3d cell-shaded game on a console), Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (still the apotheosis of 2-d fighting; just try finding a copy on ebay), Soul Calibur (still looks good compared to the recent Xbox/PS3 versions), NFL 2K (came out of nowhere, and was so good that it shook EA into spending tens of millions of dollars to seal up exclusivity for NFL rights), and many others. No doubt some of the reasons for the Dreamcast's demise lay with Sega, whose dubious hardware decisions (ahem, 32x) finally caught up to them, in the form of ambivalence from both developers and gamers, just as the console-making world was shifting to the multinationals with big pockets who were willing to spend it on pricey hardware design (or could absorb the cost of faulty hardware design). It was also one of the first consoles widely used for homebrew, today you can get emulators for Dreamcast of systems such as Snes, Amiga, NeoGeo, GBA and Nintendo 64.

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