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PAX 2010: Visiting the SEGA booth and Happy Birthday Dreamcast!

Posted by: Ryan

Instead of doing one huge PAX Cblog, I'm gonna try to write one smaller post every day for maybe an entire week,
if I can. And I didn't take many pictures, so bear with me.

Yup, the Dreamcast launched in America 11 years ago as of today. Happy birthday Dreamcast! Can you believe it's been that long? And it's not a big secret that SEGA's Dreamcast console is my favorite video game system of all time. Though maybe not for the most obvious reasons.

You see, I'm about to turn 22-years-old next month, so when the Dreamcast was released in 1999, I was in sixth grade. (Yup, I'm younger than I look. Also, Noelani is older than she looks.) So obviously, I didn't have a job, and after the Dreamcast died, games just fell to the floor in terms of their prices. So I would just go to my local game shop, and any game that anyone said was any good at all, I just picked it up. I bought Soul Calibur for $12, Jet Grind Radio for $6, Chu Chu Rocket for $5, and there was Grandia II, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, Crazy Taxi, Virtua Tennis, and the list of great games that I bought for disgustingly cheap just goes on and on. I was only a middle/high school kid, and yet thanks to the Dreamcast dying so quickly, I was able to afford a large library of games that I really liked and was proud to own.

...and as for Valkyria Chronicles 2, I think the game is already out, isn't it? As in, if you liked Valkyria Chronicles, then you could totally go buy the sequel right now! It wasn't too much different from the demo I played of the original game. And while I had some hands on time with one of the missions in the game, and I enjoyed what I played, I definitely won't be buying it because I don't own a PSP!

Not only that, but I've almost never used one either, so I didn't even know where the analog stick was on the thing. Luckily, the dude at the booth was really nice, and showed me the ropes of how to play the game. In fact, in general, all the people at the SEGA booth were great. One of them saw Noelani with her DS out and offered to give her the Sonic Colors DS demo, and one of them even took a picture of me since I was wearing a Sonic shirt on Saturday. Seriously, visiting the SEGA booth was a really pleasant experience, they've got Vanquish and Sonic Colors on the horizon, and they threw a big fan party at the Gameworks across the street. So despite everything, it seems like they're doing well these days. Thanks SEGA!

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About LK4O4one of us since 1:47 PM on 05.07.2009

Hello there.

My name is Ryan and I work at a pretty prominent web company. I'm 24 years old, which makes me one of the youngest people at the company (out of over 100 people). I have half of a college degree, a full-time job, and now I've got a place to hang out and talk about awesome video games.

Feel free to talk to me! <3

== Currently Playing ==
FTL: Faster Than Light
Slitherlink by Nikoli

== Recently Finished ==
Thomas Was Alone
Fire Emblem: Awakening
FTL: Faster Than Light (Easy)
Hotline Miami
Little Inferno
Analogue: A Hate Story
Mark of the Ninja
Atom Zombie Smasher
Time Fcuk
Thirty Flights of Loving
Lone Survivor
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes
Dynamite Jack
Slitherlink by Nikoli
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Ghost Trick
Mighty Switch Force
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords AE
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked
Mighty Flip Champs
Donkey Kong (Game Boy version)
Escapee GO!
Aura-Aura Climber
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
Shantae: Risky's Revenge
Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime
Elite Beat Agents (Normal Difficulty)
Paper Mario
Sonic Colors (Wii version)
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
Mother 3 (Fan Translation)
Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Both Second Endings)
Portal (Steam version)
Cave Story (Wii version)
Spartan: Total Warrior (GameCube version)
LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
Half-Life 2 (original Xbox version)
The Lost Vikings (Genesis version)
Pokemon HeartGold Version
Bangai-O Spirits (All 160+ Levels Cleared!)
Super Mario 64 DS
The Great Circus Mystery Starring Mickey & Minnie
The World Ends With You
Ninja Gaiden Black (Normal Difficulty)
Chrono Trigger

== Systems I Own and Love ==
Sega Genesis
Sega Dreamcast
Game Boy Advance
Nintendo DS Lite
Nintendo 3DS

== 3DS Friend Code ==
5241 1905 5146

== Wii System Code ==
4688 2108 9135 7828

== Tatsunoko vs Capcom ==
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== Monster Hunter Tri ==
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