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Console War, p72

May 27, 2020 by Tim


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foducool
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foducool

holy shit, the dreamcast lost people

CRN
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CRN

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

Kasaix
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Kasaix

I did not expect the Dreamcast remnants to appear.

Pulse
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Pulse

the retro consoles are coming…

james
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james

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

Cathfaern
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Cathfaern

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
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raven0ak

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

Sol
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Sol

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
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Merendel

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

leduk
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leduk

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

will
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will

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

Cyrad
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Cyrad

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
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Migs

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.
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Him.

Probably a dysfunctional implant.

StringPetounPing
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StringPetounPing

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

Scortch
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Scortch

How about a Jaguar system?

Angrybob2001
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Angrybob2001

send in the ancient intellivison

JW85
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JW85

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
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John Swift

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
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James Rye

Dreamcast looks cool as a guerilla.

Alex
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Alex

Didn’t see that coming. Well played.

Jason Tompsett-Ince
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Jason Tompsett-Ince

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

Sirtricky88
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Sirtricky88

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

Nekopanzer
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Nekopanzer

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

RagingBpwner
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RagingBpwner

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

StringPetounPing
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StringPetounPing

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
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Jacob Keller

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

Michael
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Michael

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

JanTuts
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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
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Nobody

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
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Galtrol

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

Jaksteri
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Jaksteri

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
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Doodm4n

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
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Galtrol

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

Eldest Gruff
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EEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Anon A Mouse
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Anon A Mouse

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
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Kazuma Taichi

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
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Nobody

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
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Nekopanzer

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
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FITCamaro

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

Stabbmaster
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Stabbmaster

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
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Kenju

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

raven0ak
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raven0ak

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

Charles Gollmar
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Charles Gollmar

Man, i friggin LOVED my Dreamcast.

Ryan Miller
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Ryan Miller

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
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GCAlig

♫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
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John Brand

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

Alcor
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Alcor

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
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Vedrit

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
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Stephen

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
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Epsilon

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

John
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John

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
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will

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

will
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will

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

Gnubee
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Gnubee

This *is our forest….