G4’s Icons: History of Dreamcast Episode
As one of G4/Tech TV’s only good shows, Icons does an excellent job of looking back at many of the great people, consoles, and game series that made an impact on the gaming community.
I just got done watching the episode of Icons that looks back at the history of the Sega Dreamcast. I thought that overall, it did a pretty good job at showing what made the Dreamcast successful in the eyes of its fans and what made it lose commerically to the PS2.
I was a little disappointed that more of the games were not detailed any more than a casual mention and flashing some game footage.
I also found it interesting that there was no mention of the piracy problems that started to lead to the Dreamcast’s demise. Also, since the video was first aired in 2004, there isn’t a mention of the strong homebrew community and they trickle of releases (primarily shooters) that are still coming out in Japan. Even with these drawbacks, the video is still produced well and is very entertaining for Sega fans.