At the top of the show, a somber moment as we remember Chadwick Boseman. In the news, Gamescom kicks off their online show, Geoff Kieghley confirms the Game Awards for this December and Nintendo is now Japan’s richest company. All that and Dan and Dave find out you can remap your X and O buttons if you own a Japanese PS4 on episode 233 of Rated G for Gamers.
The Dreamcast, Sega’s last official hardware released worldwide, just turned 20 this year. Let’s take a look back on this influential but ultimately ill-fated console, looking at the hardware, the games and it’s impact on video gaming as a whole.
Sega has been a long standing fixture within both the arcade and home console market with a string of hits ranging from racing games to flying games and mascot Staples like Sonic the Hedgehog. Sega had much success with their superior scaling technology in games such as After Burner and Outrun as well as in the home with the massively successful Sega Genesis. Partially due to their stellar marketing and knowing their American audience. A string of lackluster home consoles and bad business moves came after though with the launch of the Sega CD, 32X and Saturn most of which barely lasted more than a few years. Consumer confidence in Sega was pretty low. And then something big happened.Continue reading “The Dreamcast – A Retrospective”
We’re back after a week off. Dave and Classic start the show talking all about Japan. Dave’s trip to the far east was a good one, and lots of gaming goodness was had. We cover the news and stories of the past two weeks: Microsoft’s Elite controller launching this week, the Halo 5 release, the Playstation Experience moves to San Fran and more. Classic tells his gaming accomplishments and Dave waxes on Final Fantasy once more.
Dave and Classic are back again. On today’s show, Project Morpheus gets a new name, Sony announces new PS4 controller colors and snap on faceplates for Japan, Rainbow Six’s DLC maps are all going to be free, Halo 5 multiplayer card packs, and more. Also Dave gets a New 3DS XL and Classic picks up a Sega Master System.