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Well Shenmue 1 and 2, DOA 2, Resident evil code veronica , a few JRPG's (gone blank at the moment), power stone, oh Grandia 2, etc and it had way better graphics than ps2. of course PS2 ended up with a WAYYYYY better catalog of games in the end there.
Dreamcast was ahead of its time IMO.
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Well Shenmue 1 and 2, DOA 2, Resident evil code veronica , a few JRPG's (gone blank at the moment), power stone, oh Grandia 2, etc and it had way better graphics than ps2. of course PS2 ended up with a WAYYYYY better catalog of games in the end there.
Dreamcast was ahead of its time IMO.


Yep you are remembering a Dreamcast with rose coloured glasses. Software does not save the fact the hardware was about as wanting as a one legged man in an ass kicking contest.
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MrAnimeSK wrote:

Well Shenmue 1 and 2, DOA 2, Resident evil code veronica , a few JRPG's (gone blank at the moment), power stone, oh Grandia 2, etc and it had way better graphics than ps2. of course PS2 ended up with a WAYYYYY better catalog of games in the end there.
Dreamcast was ahead of its time IMO.


Yep you are remembering a Dreamcast with rose coloured glasses. Software does not save the fact the hardware was about as wanting as a one legged man in an ass kicking contest.


Well we both have our opinions i guess. I played doa 2 on ps2 and it looked better on Dreamcast. But i always did hav a soft spot for Sega.
To me Sega were always ahead of their time, as far as they were the firt to do alot of things (first console with games on disc, first 128 bit, first console to be playable on line, first control pads to havea screen in them, etc).
They were just horrible at marketing.
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Last time Sega was even close to being relevant was back in it's Dreamcast days. And lets be honest Sega was a bunch of racist pigs, Japanese exclusive titles and even watered down North American versions.

Mind you Sony is starting to go down that road with their PlayStation4 as well.


That's kind of the same thing that Namco Bandai did.
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Sure I'd buy a Sega. It would make a great toaster......Bahahaha
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Posted 12/25/15

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Well we both have our opinions i guess. I played doa 2 on ps2 and it looked better on Dreamcast. But i always did hav a soft spot for Sega.
To me Sega were always ahead of their time, as far as they were the firt to do alot of things (first console with games on disc, first 128 bit, first console to be playable on line, first control pads to havea screen in them, etc).
They were just horrible at marketing.


The Dreamcast's controller makes the Xbox One's controller look the height of ergonomics, it's online features were laggy at best and far from mind blowing even when they worked perfectly. And those Dreamcast discs didn't take half the punishment the ps2 discs did, let alone the xbox discs

Marketing wasn't the only thing Sega failed at dude.
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Yeah but its like they were the first at everything but they just didn't didn't do it so well. Like remember the Mega cd? (not sure what they called it for Genesis, you know, the attatchement) and the 32X?
Sega Saturn? you used a lithium battery to save games (could also buy a memory card that was as big as an old Mega drive game cartridge).
They were the leaders in most things(as far as doing it first) but other companies learn't from their mistakes and just did it better in the end i guess.
Marketing was a huge part of it though. Lots of people dont even know that the Mega cd existed, same with the Sega Saturn (where i live i mean) and they always released consoles over priced.
After Master system and Mega drive was almost the end of Sega here in OZ. The Australian launch of the Dreamcast was an absolute disaster.
It was released with lierally NO official accessories(third party only) and like TWO games, NO SONIC! i had to wait two weeks after launch before i could get a second control pad and Sonic....
Good marketing huh?
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MrAnimeSK wrote:

Yeah but its like they were the first at everything but they just didn't didn't do it so well. Like remember the Mega cd? (not sure what they called it for Genesis, you know, the attatchement) and the 32X?



It was rather imaginatively called the Sega CD here in North America. The 32X was the 32X here as well.

You raise some good points. Between Sega and NEC with the Turbograpx-16 (PC-Engine outside of NA, I think), there are a number of ideas that just became standards later on. Like the Genesis, the TG-16 also had a CD drive add on. Plus, the TG-16's games were on what basically looked like giant SD cards. They even sold a portable handheld kind of like a Gameboy but in full colour that not only played the same games as the regular TG-16 but could be used to watch TV as well (if you bought the TV tuner attachment).
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It was rather imaginatively called the Sega CD here in North America. The 32X was the 32X here as well.

You raise some good points. Between Sega and NEC with the Turbograpx-16 (PC-Engine outside of NA, I think), there are a number of ideas that just became standards later on. Like the Genesis, the TG-16 also had a CD drive add on. Plus, the TG-16's games were on what basically looked like giant SD cards. They even sold a portable handheld kind of like a Gameboy but in full colour that not only played the same games as the regular TG-16 but could be used to watch TV as well (if you bought the TV tuner attachment).


Ah i see ^^;

Yeah that's right, you reminded me, Sega were also the first to have a hand held in colour hey? (Game gear).

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nope. they lost relevance several years ago.
also, Sega is now a part of Nintendo.


Is that official ?


No it isn't... Lol seems like it sometimes though.

But to answer your question, even to make the simplest handheld console Sega would need billions for R&D, manufacturing, marketing and distribution. Then it'll have to convince all these publishers they won't haul ass out of the market again. They'd also need to prove to those publishers that their games can actually make money off their console. Even still, it's not like third parties are pining for another console. PS4, PC and XBone are doing well so it'd be hard to get the big guys to look elsewhere. Japanese publishers are in love with low development costs so the 3DS and Vita are still their go-to. Mobile eats up the rest of the market. If they release anything now it'd likely fail.

Would I like to see it? No not really. These console exclusive deals make me mad and another console will only cause more of them to pop up.
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