The Dreamcast years was a period of time when gaming was in its golden age, which we categorise as between 1997 and 2008. Each time we'll discuss a different year in this time frame with a special guest.
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Dreamcast Years Podcast: Game Of The Year Edition - 2001
Rich returns in time to talk about some of the best games of 2002. Listen as he, Steve and Andrew pitch their game of the year, and discuss a few of the other games that came close.
For seven days after this episode goes live you'll be able to vote for which pitch you think should be crowned game of 2002 - so get voting over on Twitter (@dreamcastyears).
With Rich absent, listen to Andrew, Steve and special guest Daryl Baxter (@darylbaxter) chat all about the games of 2002!
As this is the halfway point of the golden years, a bakers dozen of 13 games are up for discussion! Steve takes over from Rich in the quiz this time... can he extend the lead, or will the guests catch up?!
Andrew, Rich and Steve return to pitch for 'Game Of 2001'.
After an overwhelming victory for Rich in the last poll, he pitches picks. Steve receives his first loss, and is treated to a slightly gloating handicap.
Remember to vote for your choice in the Twitter poll at @dreamcastyears, available for 7 days after this podcast goes out!
Andrew, Rich and Steve are joined this time by Ben Congalton (@benjicong) from The Switch Island to chat about the year 2001.
More song puns abound as the gang journey into another golden year of gaming. How many games has Rich actually played this time? Which game emotionally resonated with Ben? What are Steve's game changers? Can Andrew find some happy news stories for a change?! Find out in this episode!
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Join Rich and Steve as they quiz Andrew and guest Matt Gardner (editor of 'Dreamcast: Year One') about the creation of the book, which is available NOW!
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It's that time again, for Rich, Steve and Andrew to pitch their choices for the game of the year. Which game would you choose?!
The majority voted for Steve's 1999 pitch for Metal Gear Solid in the last poll, meaning he pitches two games this time. The game pitched by Rich, Hydro Thunder, came bottom of the poll, meaning he once again faces a handicap... but what will it be?
Tune in to find out, and if you're listening to this within 7 days of it being released, remember to vote for your choice over on Twitter - @dreamcastyears, and let us know what game you would have pitched!
It's the start of a new decade, so what better way to ring it in than by reminiscing about the turn of the millennium! This episode is all about the year 2000, a particularly great year for Dreamcast games, it appears.
Andrew and Rich are joined by new regular co-host Steve, along with extra special guest Tom Charnock from The Dreamcast Junkyard (@TheDCJunkyard). Listen as Steve shares some potentially controversial opinions, Rich gets emotional over Crazy Taxi, Tom spells out why Spirit Of Speed shouldn't be in your collection, and Andrew tries to avoid coming to blows with one of the guys!
Rich takes the reigns as he guides us through the storied, and often troubled, history of Sega's blue mascot.
Andrew and Steve join to discuss the games released during the golden age of gaming, and more besides!
Steve, Rich and Andrew make the case for their game of 1999. Andrew won the 1998 poll with his choice of Resident Evil 2, whilst Rich definitively lost with 1080° Snowboarding, landing him with the handicap (again).
Which games will the three amigos pick this time, and will Rich have played any of them?! Find out this and more by listening to GOTY 1999.
You have 7 days from 26/11/19 to vote for YOUR favourite by going to twitter.com/dreamcastyears.
When Prince sang about partying like it was 1999, little did he know what a year it would be! So much amazing media was released in this year that we ended up talking about it for a little over 2 hours! Oops...
Join Andrew, Rich and guest Steve Leyland (of GOTY fame) in dissecting the last year of the 20th century, and see if Rich can pull into the lead in our quiz. If you're interested in the Alice Deejay remix mentioned by Rich, or the intro to Soul Edge/Blade bigged up by Steve you can find the links below!
Remix - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKF0PET6hCc
Intro - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtF80UCgarY
Happy 20th anniversary to the Dreamcast in the UK/EU! We wanted to celebrate this milestone, so the GOTY trio of Andrew, Steve and Rich got together to have a chat all about Sega's final console.
This is the first of many deep dives, in which the DCY team will discuss consoles and franchises in depth. Stay tuned for more!
Andrew, Rich and Steve get together again to pitch their game of 1998. After Rich became the runaway winner of 1997 with Goldeneye 007 for the N64, how will his TWO pitches fare this time? Can Andrew overcome his handicap to win the most votes? Will Steve do a better job at talking about Half-Life than in the main 1998 episode? One thing is for certain... there was absolutely no mention of Ocarina Of Time. Don't @ us...
Joining Andrew and Rich this time is Matt Gardner from GameTripper.co.uk. The trio discuss gaming in 1998 as the tour of the golden years continues. Will Andrew miss a bunch of important games from his list? Will Matts opinions cause great offence?? Can Rich score a second win on the quiz??? There's only one way to find out...
Welcome to the companion cast to the main show - 'Game Of The Year Edition'. In this shorter podcast Andrew, Rich and Steve pitch their picks for the game of 1997, before listeners get to vote on which one wins out.
Apologies in advance for the quality of sound from Andrew - he has a new mic on the way!
Join us for the first ever episode of the Dreamcast Years Podcast, where Andrew Dickinson, Richard Elsey and Daniel Ward discuss the first of the golden years - 1997. Find out how few cult classics they've actually played, what made Dan's gran cry and whether Rich could win his first quiz versus our esteemed scouse guest. Huge thanks to Dan for also creating our wonderful theme tune.