Most games in this modern era succeed based on online gameplay. Some of the biggest titles of the last 10 years have been first person shooters or MMOs and
although online gaming existed prior to the Dreamcast, SEGA was the first to do it right and allow online gaming for the masses.

On 9/9/99 in North America, the Dreamcast launched with huge fanfare. For a game system so highly rated by critics within the industry and gamers around the planet like you and me, it was quite a shock when SEGA announced in 2001 that it was ending support and production of the system. The goal of this article is not to discuss the reasons behind the demise of the Dreamcast, (in simple terms, lack of DVDsupport was the issue) but rather to outline why it was so beloved and why it lives on to this day as one of the greatest of all time. – Read the rest of the article here from Classic Console Magazine (courtesy of Old School Gamer)!

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