What was one console you always wanted but never got? I’ve had a few but my most coveted was probably the Sega Dreamcast. I played on the display units in video games stores but never owned one. Well, today marks its 21st birthday so now it can:
- Legally drink (in the US)
- Apply to adopt a child
- Hold an airline transport pilot’s licence for a plane or helicopter
- Apply for a provisional licence to drive a heavy goods vehicle
But in the 21 years since it launched—on 9/9/99 no less—the Sega Dreamcast has continued to enchant gamers with its futuristic style, awesome game collection, and status as the last great piece of Sega hardware.
Since I have no significant memories or ties to the console and millions of other gamers do, this article will list as many Dreamcast stories and retrospectives as I can find so enjoy and have a drink for the Dreamcast!
- Happy 21st Birthday Sega Dreamcast, Never Forget 9/9/99 (YouTube)
- Happy 21st, Sega Dreamcast! (Reddit)
- Sega Dreamcast Is 21 Years Old, and Fans are Celebrating (Comicbook.com)
- What Does the 21st Birthday of the Dreamcast Bring? (Dreamcast Today)
Also some other links about the Dreamcast you might find interesting including:
- Play your Dreamcast online with a DreamPi (Distant Arcade)
- Sega’s Dreamcast is the unsung gaming hero of the 2000s (Mashable)
- Why we’ll probably never get a Sega Dreamcast Mini (Looper)
- Sega Dreamcast Gets New Game After 20 Years (Game Rant)
- The Unreleased Dreamcast That was Years Ahead of Its Time (Kotaku)
- Dreamcast Launch Party from 10th September 1999 (YouTube)
- Sega Dreamcast – Gaming Historian (YouTube)
- Should You Buy a Sega Dreamcast in 2020? (YouTube)
- The Launch of the Sega Dreamcast (1999) (YouTube)
And here are some Dreamcast commercials.