Sega Dreamcast – Did You Know Gaming? Feat. Greg (Sponsored)

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In this episode, Did You Know Gaming takes a look at some facts, secrets, Easter eggs and history of the Sega Dreamcast. The Dreamcast is the successor to the Sega Saturn, and saw many of Sega’s most celebrated titles, including Sonic Adventure, Shemue, Phantasy Star Online and Jet Set Radio. Various iterations of the Dreamcast have existed by many different companies, including Nvidia, 3DFX and VideoLogic. Prototypes for the console were named White Belt, Black Belt, Dural and Katana. Through our analysis of the console’s development, Sega Dreamcast games and their gameplay and beta builds, we hope to show some of the more interesting facts from the making of the Dreamcast and have its history explained.

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49 COMMENTS

  1. OOoooh y'all going to kill me; but now I know why the Dreamcast lead me to the CD player when we first tried to pirate SoulCalibur. We had to burn the game again in order to make the system think that the game was a legit copy and now I can play it without problems. Nothing like that happened with Jet Set Radio, Sonic Adventure 2 or Crazy Taxi.

    Guys, we did that because it's really hard to get Dreamcast games in my country, since here almost no one knows about the console (the PS2 was far more successfull, not to mention the blind fanatism to Nintendo). But recently I found where I can buy the legit copies so I want to buy SoulCalibur and Jet Set Radio first.

    Please don't kill me, I love the Dreamcast.

  2. That startup sound is my notification but it still floods me with nostalgia and joy.

    Also, that first song from Sonic Adventure? Made my day.

  3. Remember playing Tokyo Xtreme Racer and Soul Calibur for HOURS on my Dreamcast…maybe Sega should team up with NVIDIA for a Dreamcast 2?

  4. Thanks 3DFX, you couldn't have waited 6 months, a year?

    And for the record, pirated games didn't cause the Dreamcast to fail. That was a very small portion of the Dreamcast base, basically the same fucks who pirate today. The PS2 hype killed the Dreamcast. You know the all media machine. These same assholes bashed the Xbox One for doing just that, being an all in one machine.

    LOL you clowns don't realize your argument doesn't make sense. In order to play pirated games, YOU NEED A FUCKING DREAMCAST!

    The console wasn't selling because of the hype train called the PS2, end of story. If what you say is true people would have been tripping over themselves to buy Dreamcast.

    People don't think, SMH.

    Video game fanboys and Sony fans in particular are the biggest fucking hypocrites. Bah!

  5. The Dreamcast was so ineffably better than the PlayStation 2 during the years when they were in competition. It's stupefying how stupid people are.

  6. So, basically, the Japanese were rude, selfish, careless, misguided, egotistical, prideful, arrogant, and stupid. That's why Sega is now in the garbage can.

    Good job. Nothing new, of course, but still. Well done.

  7. Sad that ps2 has so poor image quality.. dreamcast its much much cleaner and looks even more better in new led tvs.. but i still love ps2.

  8. Sega is a very strange company, Dreamcast even more.
    I’ve never seen a more inconsistent company, but they had also been creating decent games consistently?
    It’s weird, but I mean, yeah.

  9. "…designed it's OS. Or Operating System." I don't know what's worse, that DidYouKnowGaming assumes we don't know what an OS is, or that they didn't just say "Operating System" instead of OS.

  10. I have 2 dreamcasts currently. One is still in the box and one is out, waiting to be played when I get the cables back from inlaws when I visit them this fall. CANT WAIT.

  11. One of the first consoles I got on Launch day and I got it from Amazon. While I remember my Dreamcast for a lot of great games, it was the system that first introduced me to 2K Sports. I never liked sports games before, but I fell in love with the basketball and football games.

  12. The Sega Dreamcast was a pretty good console, but sadly, the console was region-locked. In other words, unlike the Sega Saturn, the Dreamcast did not have a special device that would break the region lock coding in order to play imported Dreamcast games on an American, European or Japanese Dreamcast. In other words, if you want to play American Dreamcast games, you will need an American Dreamcast. If you want to play European Dreamcast games, you will need a European Dreamcast. And if you want to play Japanese Dreamcast games, then you will need a Japanese Dreamcast. And that's not all: no matter which Dreamcast you own, the Dreamcast is backwards-compatible with music CDs.

  13. I would have hated to be the Nvidia guy who had to present the prototype chip to Sega only for it to completely bork on the spot.

  14. huh, this makes me sad i never saw a Sega console in my life (i mean like not on a video or picture)
    …and i never really saw a Nintendo console out of a box…
    …I have not yet held a handheld console in my hands….
    the only console i even played was a PS3 and i think a Wii or some shit at a friends house
    f u c k

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