Back in my day our controller screens were black & white and only 1″ x 1.5″… and it was good enough for us!

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Posted by Shawn Handyside on December 1, 2012 · 1:20 PM 
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Accessories, Dreamcast, Retro, Sega, Systems

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  1. KZN02 on December 1st, 2012 1:21 pm

    And there's no hassle with charging since it was always connected to the device.

  2. NotTheSpy on December 1st, 2012 1:30 pm

    <img src="http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/32861953/powerstone+4.jpg&quot; />

    Did somebody order some nostalgia?

  3. HughbertEsq on December 1st, 2012 1:36 pm

    Where is your touchscreen God now?

  4. SadFace298 on December 1st, 2012 1:40 pm

    And it was still unnecessary…

  5. Giant_Hat on December 1st, 2012 1:46 pm

    Exactly; it wasn't cool enough.

  6. Marzen on December 1st, 2012 1:53 pm

    Virtual Boy: Had 3D before it was cool, 3DS. Doesn't necessarily make it better though.

  7. TomQuoVadis on December 1st, 2012 2:01 pm

    Poor Dreamcast. Sega's last breath in the console industry…

  8. Guppy on December 1st, 2012 2:16 pm

    Actually, I'm pretty sure the JP folks could plug their GBC into an N64 and use it as a controller first.

  9. VyseRogueKing on December 1st, 2012 2:27 pm

    Ah man… another reason why Dreamcast was ahead of its time. Brings a tear to my eye, it does.

  10. Queen 0f Blades (Sonya 00101) on December 1st, 2012 4:15 pm

    I could never get my VMU to work properly with the damn Chao garden… but dammit I thought it was the coolest thing ever.

    I still have my dreamcast somewhere…

  11. Redzeroine on December 1st, 2012 4:30 pm

    I hate it when I feel like I cannot contribute towards the humor of a post. I have never played the Dreamcast or any of those other retro consoles.

  12. dbgtinfinite on December 1st, 2012 4:58 pm

    <div class="idc-message" id="idc-comment-msg-div-507018227"><a class="idc-close" title="Click to Close Message" href="javascript: IDC.ui.close_message(507018227)"><span>Close Message</span> Comment posted. <p class="idc-nomargin"><a class="idc-share-facebook" onclick="IDC.ui.fb_wrapper(507018227)" href="javascript: void(null)" style="text-decoration: none;"><span class="idc-share-inner"><span>Share on Facebook</span></span> or <a href="javascript: IDC.ui.close_message(507018227)">Close MessageAnd then it dies before the year is out….now you just have a normal memory card.
    true story

  13. Potato_Champion on December 1st, 2012 5:02 pm

    I love the Dreamcast! What an awesome name for a console. Mine always has problems reading discs and will often stop mid-gameplay because of it.. :(

    Did you know the last Dreamcast game was made in 2010? The more you know!

    Edit: Actually it turns out I'm wrong.. RedSpotGames is currently making a game for the Dreamcast called Sturmwind. It's dated to be released before this year is over.

  14. Soul Eater 676 on December 1st, 2012 5:35 pm

    I was born around the time NES and N64 ruled the gaming time.

    Never owned a dreamcast, but I know who and why they made it.

  15. Prof. Luigi on December 1st, 2012 6:33 pm

    Some alternate reality somewhere, the new Sega Revelations came out over 10 years after the Nintendo's last ditch attempt at sweeping the console market with the N64 failed miserably.

  16. Leo E. on December 1st, 2012 8:08 pm


  17. ibbolia on December 1st, 2012 9:56 pm

    NINTENDO! Making old ideas look new because the first iterations were crap. The Macintosh of gaming.

  18. MetroidJunkie on December 2nd, 2012 1:33 am

    <img src="http://static.rotfllol.com/min/1490.jpeg&quot; alt="HipsterFunny" width="300" height="343">

  19. Dr. Enforcicle on December 2nd, 2012 2:26 pm

    I'm still fairly new to Halolz so I have a few questions to ask. Sorry :s

    1)How to post video?
    2)What is and does Embed video means?
    3)How to get notified each time there's a new post other than F5 the homepage every 30 mins?

  20. venomgod on December 2nd, 2012 3:01 pm

    PLEASE tell me i ain't the only one who remembers this game
    <img src="http://www.gamecaseworld.com/image/cache/data/ProductImages/Dreamcast/Front/dc_oogabooga-800x800.jpg"&gt;

  21. dope92 on December 2nd, 2012 7:14 pm

    Sadly a game like sonic adventure 2 could not get such an awesome remake like the whole "screen in controller" thing did.


  22. Restam111 on December 2nd, 2012 8:49 pm


    <img src="http://cdn.memestache.com/2012/9/9/memestache.com_260426_1352504988.jpg&quot; width="300">

    not really

  23. LinkorZelda on December 2nd, 2012 9:05 pm

    I remember the Dreamfast… Uhhh it had games like Sonic, I wasn't a Nintendo kid at all. Saga all the way! <img src=https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT5J2YUuotgu0j5-vs_5cqjzSDuHwc3s7HVZWcHKWH94jv9rSAFNQ>

  24. CrusaderEXE on December 3rd, 2012 5:28 pm

    I call foul! The screen was on the Memory card, not in the controller!

    <img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e2/Sega-Dreamcast-Cont-n-VMU.jpg/310px-Sega-Dreamcast-Cont-n-VMU.jpg"&gt;

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