By: pcwzrd13 | August 20, 2017

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

Category: Video 

Tags: video, phantasy star online 

By: pcwzrd13 | August 17, 2017

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

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Tags: 4x4 evolution, video 

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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By: pcwzrd13 | July 10, 2017

You know that custom DreamPi case I gave away exactly one month ago? Well I've decided to turn that into a monthly thing! While I won't be giving away a DreamPi case every month, I will be giving away something cool; whether that be a game, an accessory, a t-shirt, or a number of other possibilities. This month's "something" is a copy of Maximum Pool! Possibly the most underrated online Dreamcast game, Maximum Pool is a ton of fun! I mean, it has a mode with rocket-propelled balls! If that isn't a formula for awesomeness then I don't know what is!

If you'd like to enter for a chance to win this hidden gem of a game, simply leave a comment below and make sure you include a valid email address in the "Email Id" box. Just fo...

By: pcwzrd13 | July 06, 2017

Video of the Maximum Pool Game Night on July 5th, 2017.

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Tags: maximum pool, video 

By: pcwzrd13 | July 04, 2017

Connecting your Dreamcast to the internet just got a whole lot more elegant and stylish! Today I'm introducing a brand new product to the Dreamcast Live Shop: the Dreamcast Live USB Modem!

By: pcwzrd13 | July 01, 2017

When it comes to getting your Dreamcast online (and playing games online), there are a lot of common myths and misinformation out there. Much of this misinformation originated in old, outdated forum posts and may not apply today. In addition, certain information may only apply to certain connection methods or games. In this article I want to cover some of these myths and clear up any misinformation that you may read online.

I need a broadband adapter to play online.

Not true! While the broadband adapter is one way to get online, it's not the only way and certainly not the best way. Due to the broadband adapter being released late in the Dreamcast's life, it isn't supported by many games. This makes it an inferior connection method to using di...