Dingo wrote:r34per wrote:yea for real. kinda wanna c the dreamcast live atleast another year
I'm not planning on putting mine away... new on-line games or not.
Every time I do, I just end up getting it back out again in short order. I've learned my lesson over the past decade, so now it is a permanent fixture. I own a bunch of classic consoles, but I'd sell them all before I'd part with even one of my DC's. Because of it's nature, and the size of the once vibrant home-brew scene, there is no shortage of interesting code for a hobbyist to mess around with to keep it going in the future.
Just consider this: The Atari 7800... Who has one? (Ok... I do.) Who had one? Of those few, who cares to use one anymore? Yet, in 2011 the 7800 scene is seeing the release of an expansion peripheral to the console that expands ram, functions as a high-score cart, and adds sound chips and a Pokey IC to the system. Atari 7800 has no on-line capability, nor anyone trying to add it.
If a complete bomb of a system like that can attract enough attention 2 decades after it's demise to lead to a new peice of hardware being designed, tested, implemented, and mass-produced, then things look very bright for the DC at this point to survive and see new innovations for many years to come. And this is not at all limited to (or even focused on) developments in on-line gaming. I won't dispute that the addition of more on-line games could bring more attention back to the scene, but on the same note, there is a lot more going on right now driving the scene than attempts to bring back on-line play.
i think i worded that wrong lol. i totally agree with you too. i love my dreamcast and can't bear the thought of ever selling it or any of my games for it. i'd sell my 360 first before my dreamcast. and the dreamcast homebrew scene is slowly growing still today so it does seem that there will be plenty of activity. also not to mention the dreamcast has the most emulators than any other console(i think the psp either has more or pretty close to the same) and not to mention dreamshell is still active(i think) and tons of hl mods have been ported to it as well as pc games still being ported to it and homebrew games still being made for it so there's still plenty of life in that little white box