The Dreamcast – A Retrospective

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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.

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Episode 178 – The Great Joycon Debacle

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Episode 178

Nintendo is in the middle of a class action lawsuit for joycon drift, the Xbox One gets another homescreen makeover and GTA Online finally opens the Diamond Casino. All that and Dan has issues with Wolfenstein: Young Blood on episode 178 of Rated G for Gamers.



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Episode 161 – The Xbox One Sad

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Episode 161

On this week’s episode, Microsoft announces heir saddest console ever, Capcom announces a logo shaped fight stick, Philip Miucin finally releases his apology video and Wired sits down with Mark Cerny for some hot PS5 talk. 8K, 3D spacial sound and ray tracing! Also, Mark Hamill dons the voice of Chucky in the new Child’s Play and Dave and Dan review Katana Zero on episode 161 of Rated G for Gamers.



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Episode 157 – The Apple Arcade

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Episode 157

While we we’re at PAX East, the gaming world didn’t stop. Who’d of thunk? Upon return, we get into all sorts of news. PS5 leaks, Apple’s foray into a gaming, EA’s massive layoffs and Sega finally wises up and decides to make their own Genesis console. That and we get some more news about Avengers: Endgame on episode 157 of Rated G for Gamers.



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Episode 152 – We Say Goodbye to Reggie

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Episode 152

It’s sad day for gamers around the world. This week Reggie Fils-Amie, president of Nintendo of America, announced his retirement this past week. We discuss his legacy and his replacement, Doug Bowser. Also in the news, Google is slated to unveil their entrance into gaming at this years GDC, Microsoft is rumored to announce multiple new consoles at E3 as well as Halo Infinite possibly being a launch title and Deadmau5 gets himself into hot water playing PubG on Twitch for saying some derogatory comments to an opponent. All this and more on Episode 152 of Rated G for Gamers.



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Episode 116 – The Almighty Thanos

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On this special episode of Rated G for Gamers, Thanos comes to town to wreak havoc on the universe. We discuss Avengers: Infinity War in our convo of the week. Caution, there are spoilers. Also, in the news, SNK reveals their mini Neo-Geo for their 40th anniversary, the FTC gets serious over console warranty language, PS2 games join PS NOW and the NPD reports that one Sega Game Gear game was sold in the first quarter of 2018. All that and Dave goes ham on Goodwill over Madden Football on episode 116 of Rated G for Gamers.



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Episode 110 – Amazon Did a Boo-boo

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Rumors swirl that a new generation of consoles in on the horizon somewhat based off a patent Sony filed. We take our best stab at predicting what they will be in our convo of the week. In the news, Microsoft explains why their E3 booth space is so small and it makes a load of sense, Geralt from the Witcher is now confirmed for Soul Calibur VI, Funimation asks Nintendo “Will Goku be in the new Smash Bros.” and we discover that Amazon did a Boo-boo recently. All that and some Avengers – Infinity War trailer discussion on episode 110 of Rated G for Gamers.



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Episode 79 – 2017 Game of the Half-Year Nominations

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Half of 2017 has past so you know what that means… our game of the half-year nominations. Also on this episode, Platinum teases Bayonetta and Wonderful 101 on the Switch via Twitter, Nintendo announces a year worth of DLC for Splatoon 2, first DLC character for ARMS releases next week for free, Sega may be making more 2D Sonic games if fan reaction to Sonic Mania is big enough and much more. So join us for Episode 79 of Rated G for Gamers and thanks for being such good fans.



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Episode 77 – The E3 Post Show Wrap up

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E3 has come and gone and we take this episode to discuss our predictions, what we got right, what we got wrong and our favorites from the show. Also, we shake out all the news and announcements not features in the big press conferences. And finally, lest we forget, we talk about the PC conference hosted by PC Gamer.



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