James Dean, Kurt Cobain, Sega Dreamcast. All of them looked to have promising futures; all of them died in their prime.
Today is the 10th anniversary of the Sega Dreamcast, a system near and dear to many a heart. Fans revere the system for its wealth of incredible games over its short lifespan, and its pioneering of online gaming for consoles. It was a marvel of forethought anchored by classic game design. The Dreamcast is now a monument to a bygone era in gaming. It was the last system with games made by the classic Sega teams, one of the last consoles to launch at the $200 price point, one of the last consoles designed to only play games, and the last to actually look like a gaming console, not some HTPC or some random electronic device (or a cube.)
While today is a busy day for product launches, Take a little time out to pay some respect to the Dreamcast by posting some of your memories of the system in the comment section.
~Always Remember 9/9/99~