Sega Dreamcast Hatedom

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Dreamcast is the ultimate gaming system, but it's fans and haters are completely opposite

The Dreamcast is a home video game console released by Sega on November 27, 1998, in Japan, September 9, 1999, in North America, and October 14, 1999, in Europe. It was the first in the sixth generation of video game consoles, preceding Sony's PlayStation 2, Nintendo's GameCube and Microsoft's Xbox. The Dreamcast was Sega's final home console, marking the end of the company's 18 years in the console market. In contrast to expensive hardware the Sega Saturn had, the Dreamcast was designed to reduce costs with "off-the-shelf" components, including a Hitachi SH-4 CPU and an NEC PowerVR2 GPU. While the popularity was strong at first, it went down after Sony built hype for the upcoming PlayStation 2. Although the Dreamcast had a short lifespan and limited third-party support, reviewers have considered the console ahead of its time. Its library contains many games considered creative and innovative, including Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio, Sonic Adventure, and Shenmue, as well as high-quality ports from Sega's NAOMI arcade system board. The Dreamcast was the first console to include a built-in modem for Internet support and online play. For a console that was well-received, it did spawn a toxic hatedom.

"It's thinking" about its toxic haters and here's why

  1. They mostly come from the Sony Interactive Entertainment Fandom, the Microsoft Fandom, and the Nintendo Fandom since this is a console hatedom. On the other hand, they are part of the Sonic the Hedgehog Hatedom since it's Sega as well as PC Gaming Elitists and Moderntards.
  2. They hate the console just because of the Sega fans. A fanbase does not dictate the quality of the console.
  3. They use the infamous "it's overrated" or "it's overhyped" as an excuse to hate the console. That's pretty silly right there.
    • Not just the system itself, but also keep calling the Sonic Adventure series and the Shenmue series overhyped.
  4. Some would lack knowledge about the console. They would think that "the Dreamcast wasn't the first console to support online play" when it's false. /home/gligar13 is a good example of this.
  5. They use the online gaming quality as an excuse to hate the Dreamcast. Seriously, there is more to the Dreamcast than online play.
  6. They dislike the Dreamcast just because it didn't have enough games in comparison to Xbox and PS2. Seriously?
  7. They will humiliate you if you were to say you liked the console.
  8. They think that no one would remember the console when they're just being self-centered bigots.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. If your lucky enough, you can still find some healthy haters of the Dreamcast.
  2. Some are not crazy enough to exalt Nintendo, Sony, PC, or Microsoft or demonize Sega
  3. They are right that the fanboys can be toxic.
  4. They do have a point about the Dreamcast's limits such as the online functions being primitive, the DreamConn controller laking a second analog stick which can make camera control uncomfortable, etc. They do point out why it flopped as well such as poor release timing or the previous failure of the Sega Saturn.
  5. They are right that some Dreamcast games are bad such as Sonic Shuffle, South Park: Chef's Luv Shack, Spirit of Speed 1937, The Ring: Terror's Realm, Kao the Kangaroo, Evil Dead: Hail to the King, Fighting Force 2, etc.