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Console War, p72

May 27, 2020 by Tim


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foducool
foducool
9 months ago

holy shit, the dreamcast lost people

CRN
CRN
9 months ago

Seeing the Dreamcast like this really let me realize just how old I am.

Kasaix
Kasaix
9 months ago

I did not expect the Dreamcast remnants to appear.

Pulse
Pulse
9 months ago

the retro consoles are coming…

james
james
9 months ago

Deamcast, man i am old. Still remember buying this amazing little console on release, such a shame it was segas console downfall.

Cathfaern
Cathfaern
9 months ago
Reply to  james

It was my favorite console, right next to N64. Nothing is the same since those times (well, I don’t own a switch, maybe that have similar feeling).

raven0ak
raven0ak
9 months ago
Reply to  james

well no wonder, not only console had weak quality (broke often), game selection was really overshadowed by nintendo and sony at that time

Sol
Sol
9 months ago
Reply to  james

I really liked what the Dreamcast did and what it could do, but I just hated saga games. Every time I would play a game and I hated it, I would look at the box and see Sega on it. It got to the point where I wouldn’t even rent a game if I saw their logo. Their controls were always weird, the games were often buggy, or the gameplay just not any fun.

Merendel
Merendel
9 months ago
Reply to  Sol

I get the same feeling these days when I see the EA logo on a game.

leduk
leduk
9 months ago
Reply to  Sol

Shenmue alone carried the console. Fantasy star only was my first hns. The dreamcast was SO underrated…

will
will
9 months ago
Reply to  Sol

I feel that. I had same bitter response to the N64 and its stupid 3 handed controllers. I ended u avoiding them like the plague. to this day I am sad to admit ive never once played a Zelda game.

Douglas Taylor
9 months ago
Reply to  james

I wonder if we will see a lynx and a Jaguar in the forests too…

Cyrad
Cyrad
9 months ago
Reply to  james

It wasn’t SEGA’s downfall. The Dreamcast failed because SEGA already spent all their goodwill on the SEGA CD, 32X, Saturn, and the unreleased Neptune. Those consoles (as well as a stupid E3 publicity stunt) soured SEGA’s reputation with consumers, retailers, and 3rd party publishers. The Dreamcast lasted as long as it did because it was a great console with some awesome exclusives, but in the face of good competition, it couldn’t overcome SEGA’s past mistakes.

Migs
Migs
9 months ago

Wonder if there will be Game Gear, Genesis and Saturn people as well. And if there’s a 32X, would it be like a parasitical attachment?

Him.
Him.
9 months ago
Reply to  Migs

Probably a dysfunctional implant.

StringPetounPing
StringPetounPing
9 months ago
Reply to  Migs

32X+CD was basically a saturn in three parts. So I guess it would look like a couple of cybernetic upgrades.

Scortch
Scortch
9 months ago
Reply to  Migs

How about a Jaguar system?

Angrybob2001
Angrybob2001
9 months ago
Reply to  Scortch

send in the ancient intellivison

JW85
JW85
9 months ago

SEEEEEEEGAAAAAAA! Oh man, with the Dreamcast being my favourite retro console, I really hope these guys are awesome…

Plus, that start button in the beard made me chuckle.

John Swift
John Swift
9 months ago

A dreamcast. I figured the primative trap was refrencing a new game that was low tech/graphics. I didn’t expect this, nice.

James Rye
James Rye
9 months ago

Dreamcast looks cool as a guerilla.

Alex
Alex
9 months ago

Didn’t see that coming. Well played.

Jason Tompsett-Ince
Jason Tompsett-Ince
9 months ago

I would love a mini dreamcast in the style of the mini snes!

Sirtricky88
Sirtricky88
9 months ago

Man Dreamcast makes me feel old, would love the console to be retro released.

Nekopanzer
Nekopanzer
9 months ago

I wonder how they’re related to the Xbox faction. The first Xbox was just a modified Dreamcast after all.

RagingBpwner
RagingBpwner
9 months ago

Ah, back in my day….wait, does that mean the jungles have Atari Jaguars

StringPetounPing
StringPetounPing
9 months ago
Reply to  RagingBpwner

The retro valley is was their birthing place. https://cad-comic.com/comic/console-war-1985-p3/ They probably populated neighbouring jungle from them.

Jacob Keller
Jacob Keller
9 months ago

Are we going to see more of the beginning of the console wars like before with the Atari tribes?

Michael
Michael
9 months ago
Reply to  Jacob Keller

I’ll be shocked if we never see pixel-ated cave paintings.

JanTuts
9 months ago

Is this going to be like that Japanese soldier that they found in the jungle somewhere, years after WW2 had ended, who didn’t know that the war was over, and refused to surrender? 😀

Nobody
Nobody
9 months ago
Reply to  JanTuts

That is exactly what I thought when I saw this too. Decades after the end of the war he was still out there because he refused to believe that they would surrender.

Galtrol
Galtrol
9 months ago

Wow… I’d like to see if the C=64 makes an appearance.

Jaksteri
Jaksteri
9 months ago
Reply to  Galtrol

Comodore? I think it is part of the PC faction, or at least a backwater country somewhere near PC’s continent. Backwater enough that 56K internet connection is magical.

Doodm4n
Doodm4n
9 months ago
Reply to  Jaksteri

Yeah, that would be part of the PC side. I was thinking about the Turbo Graphics 16 console though. My friend growing up had one with Bonk’s Adventure and some space/Gundam suit type game.

Galtrol
Galtrol
9 months ago
Reply to  Jaksteri

Yes, but the Commodore was around before the IBM PC came into the scene as a serious game machine.

Eldest Gruff
9 months ago

EEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Anon A Mouse
Anon A Mouse
9 months ago

But I thought all the Sega forces had disbanded and just got absorbed into the bigger armies. I mean, I know the Big Blue shopped around a bit and ultimately decided to throw in with Nintendo. It still seems weird when the leaders of both armies, who used to be the WORST enemies, hold friendly sports competitions.

Kazuma Taichi
Kazuma Taichi
9 months ago
Reply to  Anon A Mouse

There’s still gamers that hold out true to the old Sega consoles. I think it was the Genesis that games still come out for in Japan. It’s been a few years since I got that info, and I’m not sure where I’d confirm that information. And it might be fan-run.

Nobody
Nobody
9 months ago
Reply to  Anon A Mouse

It is also a possible nod to the WWII Japanese soldier who fought with gorilla tactics for over 20 years after the war ended. He refused to believe they would surrender.

Nekopanzer
Nekopanzer
9 months ago
Reply to  Anon A Mouse

Well, Sega sold their console design to Microsoft to make the first Xbox. This is why the Xbox controller was so similar to the Dreamcast’s and also why many of the first games for Xbox were Dreamcast sequels like Shenmue 2. Microsoft basically used the Dreamcast design and upgraded the parts to create their console. Also, don’t forget that Dreamcasts ran Windows OS. Sega may make games for various platforms these days, but the Dreamcasts were the foundation of the Xbox faction.

FITCamaro
FITCamaro
9 months ago

In my head the music turned to “DA DA DAAAAAAAAAA!!!”

Stabbmaster
Stabbmaster
9 months ago

The Dreamcast was such an amazing console, really the only one that had me actually liking Sega. In terms of performance and capabilities it had the PS2 beat in every possible way. Too bad they mismanaged the hell out of it the same way they mismanaged Sonic.

Kenju
Kenju
9 months ago

Heh so there are some holdouts in the deep jungles eh?

raven0ak
raven0ak
9 months ago
Reply to  Kenju

well, you do know retro consoles are still traded, albeit rarely as brand new anymore

Charles Gollmar
Charles Gollmar
9 months ago

Man, i friggin LOVED my Dreamcast.

Ryan Miller
Ryan Miller
9 months ago

Ahh the Dreamcast, I remember those horrifying long load times.
This might just age me… but my first “gaming console” (I use the term loosely here) was the CD-i.

GCAlig
GCAlig
9 months ago

♫It’s log, it’s log,
It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s wood.
It’s log, it’s log, it’s better than bad, it’s good.♫

John Brand
John Brand
9 months ago

As a PC gamer, may I say…I don’t get it…

Alcor
Alcor
9 months ago
Reply to  John Brand

The Dreamcast was a cult classic console that, despite having some good games back in the day, Sega mismanaged into oblivion. People still adore it today.

Vedrit
Vedrit
9 months ago

I really want to know what precipitated Sega Dreamcast entering into the current generation of console wars… Did Sega make an announcement, or something? Are retro consoles seeing a big resurgence? Is Tim just inserting his favourite console into the comic?
WHAT IS GOING ON?!

Stephen
Stephen
9 months ago

I love how many commenters share my sentiment of both being caught completely by surprise and being completely thrilled to see the Dreamcast warrior. Nicely done Tim!

Epsilon
Epsilon
9 months ago

I hope Dreamcast keeps a little amphibious critter with him, just to reference Seaman.

John
John
9 months ago

About twenty years ago, we had a local video rental place that rented out gaming consoles. I rented a Dreamcast for the sole purpose of being able to play Resident Evil: Code Veronica. At the time that was the only platform it was available on. Rented it long enough to finish the game.

will
will
9 months ago

a dreamcast. the best console released at worst time for marketing wars.

will
will
9 months ago

part of me wants to see the faulty weapons from Atari era war…. you know the ET gun’s

Gnubee
Gnubee
8 months ago

This *is our forest….