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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By: pcwzrd13 | April 28, 2017

The amount of games that can be played online on our precious Dreamcasts has increased significantly over the last few years. This is due in large part to a man known as Jonas Karlsson, better known as Shuouma around most parts of the internet. Some may call him a magician but I think that may be selling him short. Shuouma is responsible for reviving four online games in just the last year; these games include ChuChu Rocket!, The Next Tetris, PBA Tour Bowling 2001, and Worms World Party. Not only that but he played a huge part in helping Petter3k with Alien Front Online and released improved and more stable servers for Planet Ring and Starlancer. I think it's safe to say that Dreamcast fans owe this man a huge thanks!


So who is Jonas Karlss...

By: pcwzrd13 | January 19, 2017

Visual Concepts is probably most well known for the Dreamcast's excellent 2K sports series but towards the end of the Dreamcast's lifespan, they went off in an entirely new, non-sports-related direction. Floigan Bros. and Ooga Booga were released in late 2001 and slipped under the radar for a lot of gamers who were moving on to other consoles. This doesn't mean they were bad games by any stretch of the imagination, they just had bad timing. In fact, these two games are some of my favorites on the system. They both have an entirely unique style and concept (pardon the pun) that I have yet to see in any other games to this day. To me, they represent the main reason I love the Dreamcast so much: the quirky, fun, and unique library of games. Se...

By: pcwzrd13 | October 17, 2016

When talking about the best first-person shooters on the Dreamcast, one that's guaranteed to come up is Unreal Tournament. While more well-known for the PC version, the Dreamcast port was very well received, scoring a 9.4/10 from both GameSpot and IGN, with IGN even giving it the Editor's Choice award. The company responsible for porting the game to the Dreamcast was small studio named Secret Level which was founded in 1999 by Jeremy Gordon, Otavio Good, and Josh Adams. I've been fortunate enough to score an interview with co-founder and lead developer, Josh Adams, and pick his brain a bit about the game he worked on over a decade ago.

By: pcwzrd13 | August 29, 2016

It's about time I got around to interviewing this guy! Luke Benstead a.k.a "Kazade" has become somewhat of a household name in the Dreamcast online community. He's the inventor of the fabulous DreamPi software which enables gamers to play online Dreamcast games much easier than with older, outdated methods. In addition to DreamPi, he's also created a fantastic website/service called Dreamcast Now which allows DreamPi users to see who's online and what game they're playing. Without a doubt, DreamPi and Dreamcast Now have given a big boost to the number of players taking advantage of the Dreamcast's built-in 56k/33k modem. As of just recently, Dreamcast Now has sneaked past 100 registered users and that number just keeps increasing...

By: pcwzrd13 | May 28, 2016

You might say the Dreamcast online scene has gotten a big boost recently, not only thanks to Kazade and his amazing DreamPi software but also thanks to a man whose mission is to bring online Dreamcast games back to life. As many of you know, Petter Krossbakken, a.k.a. petter3k, is the guy behind the Toy Racer revival a couple years ago and is currently working on the revival of many other online Dreamcast games. The one right on the horizon being Alien Front Online. Petter has a website called DCSERV which is dedicated to the revival of these games and making sure they're never taken offline again. So what drives a man to dedicate much of his free time to this effort? What games can we expect to be back online in the near future? Will oth...