Console Shock Podcast 108: What killed the Dreamcast?

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu, its the Console Shockcast! “Did you ever hear the tragedy of Sega Dreamcast The Great?”

There are several myths floating around retro gaming discourse on what ultimately buried the DC.

We take a look at each of them and provide some of our own thoughts. Was there any way the Dreamcast could have had a successful run in the 6th generation, or was it doomed from the start?

– Did the Dreamcast need a DVD drive to succeed?

– Too many short arcade style experiences vs. longer story based games available elsewhere?

– The lack of support from EA.

– How the PS1’s continued success affected the Dreamcast. – Releasing early into the 6th gen causing technological disadvantages. – Piracy being rampant on the Dreamcast. – The console buying public being wary of SEGA products due to previous failures. Intro/Outro Music – Cairodrome – Wipeout (1995/1996) – Sony Playstation/Sega Saturn/PC DOS – Composer(s): CoLD SToRAGE

Console Shock Podcast 107: Random Stuff

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu, its the Console Shockcast! No main topic on this edition of the Shockcast,

Trev and Stu run through a whole bunch of topics on their minds covering retro and modern gaming alike!

– Remember getting your National Insurance Number issued?

– Why dont we go to any of the retro gaming expos and events?

– Some further thoughts on the recent retro video game community YT drama.

– Has there been a lack of AAA games this year?

– Are modern video games better value for money then retro ones?

– CEX stores and and retro game collecting.

– Is the Xbox Series X really holding back game devs?

– Will there be pro versions of the current gen consoles? Intro/Outro Music – On Your Way (Menu Theme) – Ridge Racer Type 4 (1998) – Sony Playstation – Composer(s): Hiroshi Okubo