By: pcwzrd13 | September 16, 2017

Shuouma is back with another online game resurrected! This time it's Monaco Grand Prix Online (or Monaco Grand Prix: Racing Simulation 2: Online if you want the ridiculously long official title). This is a version of Monaco Grand Prix that was released exclusively in Europe and added online multiplayer. It's actually a very rare game so you may need to break out the CD-R spindle if you want to give this one a go.

The game features 17 tracks, two modes, and supports up to six players. The modes include both single race and championship. The latter will likely appeal most to hardcore fans of the game as it can take up to an hour to complete. The game also has online leaderboards so if competing for the fastest time on any given track is your t...

By: pcwzrd13 | September 12, 2017

Video of the Alien Front Online Game Night on September 10th, 2017.

By: pcwzrd13 | September 10, 2017

Who wants a free item of clothing?! If you said yes to that question then you'll be happy to hear that this month I'll be giving away a Dreamcast Live T-Shirt! This trendy t-shirt tells the world that you still play online like it's 1999 (I guess technically 2000 would be more accurate but that doesn't sound as good. Get over it!)!

If you'd like a chance to own one this amazingly stylish t-shirt, simply leave a comment below and make sure you include a valid email address in the "Email Id" box. The winner will be chosen one week from today (September 17th). Good luck!

Update: The winner has been chosen! Congratulations to Jako!

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Tags: t-shirts, giveaway 

By: pcwzrd13 | August 25, 2017

Phantasy Star Online is a great game and it's also one that you put a lot of time into. I've personally racked up over 300 hours just on one character and that's a lot of progress that can potentially be lost in the event of a corrupted save. This is why it's a very good idea to keep backups of all your favorite PSO characters. So how do you do this? Well the obvious way is by simply copying your PSO saves to another VMU (this is a great use for one of those cheap 3rd-party 4x memory cards). This is a bit more complicated than it needs to be though as PSO saves are copy-restricted, which means you're not allowed to copy them to another VMU. There is a workaround however, and that's by using the awesome Dream Explorer utility which has a ha...

By: pcwzrd13 | August 20, 2017

Video of Dreamcast Live PSO from August 19th, 2017. This is the Endless Nightmare 2 quest.

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By: pcwzrd13 | August 17, 2017

Video of the 4x4 Evolution Game Night on August 16th, 2017.

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By: pcwzrd13 | August 10, 2017

It's that time of the month again! Time to give away free stuff! This month's giveaway features a copy of POD SpeedZone. This is an interesting game as it was designed specifically for online multiplayer. If you've ever played this game before then you'll know that it lacks any sort of real single-player mode (other than basically just single practice races). Heck, you can't even play all of the tracks offline. Connecting to the online servers would unlock a new track and extra cars in addition to opening up a whole plethora of new modes to play with other players all around the world. The good news is, Shuouma is getting close to reviving the game servers so soon you'll be able to experience this game the way it was meant to be played!

If y...

By: pcwzrd13 | August 08, 2017

Planet Ring is one of the most unique and interesting games on the Dreamcast. Described as a "Online Theme Park", Planet Ring was a collection of mini-games known as attractions that could be played online with players all throughout Europe. An online console game in 2000 was unique enough already but Planet Ring took this a step further by including voice chat; a first on Sega's little gray box outside of Japan. Unlike Alien Front Online which claimed to have "real-time voice chat", this was TRUE real-time voice chat and not just recorded voice clips.

Planet Ring was truly a showcase for what the Dreamcast could do when it came to online gaming. It had basically everything you'd expect in a modern online game: up to 8-p...

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Tags: interview, planet ring, elton bird 

By: pcwzrd13 | August 04, 2017

As many of you know, Dreamcast Live started in 2011 as a site for offline Dreamcast competitions. It was a way for Dreamcast fans all over the world to play their favorite games together without needing to be in the same room. Competing in these competitions was a lot of fun and even provided a good reason to dive into some Dreamcast games that we might not otherwise play.

A little over a year ago I decided to reboot Dreamcast Live to focus completely on online multiplayer as this area of the Dreamcast was becoming more and more popular. This turned out to be a great move as Dreamcast Live is now way more popular and well known than it ever was. At the same time however, I really miss those offline competitions. This is why today I'm announ...

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Tags: offline competitions 

By: pcwzrd13 | July 20, 2017

Video of the ChuChu Rocket! Game Night on July 19th, 2017.

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