By: pcwzrd13 | July 12, 2018

When it comes to the Dreamcast's online capabilities, I don't think a lot of people give it as much credit as it's due. The ability to play games online wasn't just an afterthought, it was part of the Dreamcast's DNA. In fact, the "cast" in Dreamcast is short for "broadcast" and refers to the console's ability to bring players together with the power of the internet. To Sega, this wasn't just some sort of gimmick. They knew online gaming was the future and they wanted to be the first to bring an out-of-the-box online gaming experience to consoles. With this, they truly did succeed.


Why do I say the Dreamcast doesn't get enough credit in this area? I can't tell you the number of times I've heard people say that the Dreamca...

By: pcwzrd13 | May 19, 2017

The Dreamcast is well known for being the first video game console to be internet-ready out-of-the-box thanks to its built-in modem. This was a huge part of Sega's strategy for their little gray box. They wanted to connect gamers all around the world and allow them to play Dreamcast together, regardless of whether they were in the same room or on opposite sides of the planet. While the Dreamcast was first and foremost a gaming machine, Sega wanted it to be even more than that. For many families the Dreamcast provided their first portal to the world wide web. Sega made connecting to the internet a breeze with easy-to-use web browsing software and keyboard and mouse peripherals to make navigation as natural as it would be on a desktop PC.

By: pcwzrd13 | May 31, 2016

I recently found out that the CEO and founder of PlanetWeb, Ken Soohoo, passed away on March 29th, 2016 and wanted to pay a small tribute to the man whose company supplied the web browsers for the Dreamcast in North America.

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