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

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