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Old 09-09-02, 03:21 PM   #1
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3 years ago today.

Where you in line? If so, what games did you get?
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Old 09-09-02, 03:32 PM   #2
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Ahhh yes, that was a good day. I waited in line the night before for about two hours. Went home with NFL2K, came back a few days later for Soul Calibur.

The worst thing was that when we got home that night (actually, the early morning of the 9th), I didn't realize that my roommates TV was from 1920, and I needed a RF adapter!

R.I.P Dreamcast.
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Old 09-09-02, 03:44 PM   #3
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Nope, I had my Dreamcast preordered at Value American for $100.

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Old 09-09-02, 04:15 PM   #4
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haha...value american. good memories. everyone at my work was getting in on their crazy deals.
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Old 09-09-02, 04:45 PM   #5
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I had mine preordered at value america, but got sick of waiting after a month, cancelled the order and went and bought one the first week of october.

In hindsight, I wish I would have waited, as the system wasn't worth $199 as it was only supported for a little over 2 years. $100 would have been more reasonable for a 2 year system.
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Old 09-09-02, 05:25 PM   #6
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nope wasn't inline. i bought it a week later. luckily i had a bunch of gift cards as birthday gifts and i didn't have to pay any of my money at all.
even if i had to pay, it would have been worth it. i had and still have some goodtimes with the little biege box.

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Old 09-09-02, 06:08 PM   #7
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I had mine preordered at value america, but got sick of waiting after a month, cancelled the order and went and bought one the first week of october.
I got sick of waiting and bought one the second or third week it was out at TRU. Then returned the VA one to the store when it came.
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Old 09-09-02, 06:20 PM   #8
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Nah, got one like a month and a half later, even after telling myself I'd never own one. I sure to remember the launch on the 'net though....sure was a lot of hype and excitement that day.

Feels like that was about 8 years ago, back in the day or whatever. Still, the system was one of the best.

Oh well, at least with it dying I could find a reason to pick up a new system. Never anything wrong with that
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Old 09-09-02, 06:30 PM   #9
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VA shipped me three games, a controller, and a VMU, but never the system, thus giving me no reason to keep everything else. I ended up taking everything to a store for full credit.
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Old 09-09-02, 06:45 PM   #10
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I got to my local Toys R Us an hour before they opened. Nobody was there and nobody else even showed up the whole time I was there. I had to go to work that day too. I could have went at 5pm and still got mine.
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Old 09-09-02, 06:45 PM   #11
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Oh yeah I got Soul Calibur and Sonic.
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Old 09-09-02, 06:47 PM   #12
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Dreamcast with free bag from Target and Sonic Adventure.

Loved that old Dreamcast.
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Old 09-09-02, 06:51 PM   #13
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I had mine ordered for $150 from some site that I don't remember, but they cancelled out on me. Luckily I had my Toys R Us preorder still. I had my mom go get it whilst I was at school. I would have liked to have gone home and play it right away, but I had to go to a special math class that night. I would have then liked to have gone home and played it right away, but had to go to the football game. FINALLY after 9:30 I got home, and got to play Sonic Adventure
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Old 09-09-02, 08:39 PM   #14
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Picked mine up at Sears that night along with a VMU. The demo disc kept me busy for quite a while. Also, I remember checking www.dreamfiles.com and waiting patiently to be able to download save games to the VMU. Oh well.
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Old 09-09-02, 09:01 PM   #15
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Dreamfiles is not yet compatible with the US Dreamcast, this will be fixed as soon as possible. Stay tuned!
Wonder when Dreamfiles will get that fixed?
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Old 09-09-02, 09:35 PM   #16
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What's VA?

I didn't buy a Dreamcast until they went down to 50 bucks. They didn't support the Dreamcast for very long, but there sure were alot of quality games for it. About 250 or so games... not bad.
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Old 09-09-02, 09:50 PM   #17
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What's VA?

I didn't buy a Dreamcast until they went down to 50 bucks. They didn't support the Dreamcast for very long, but there sure were alot of quality games for it. About 250 or so games... not bad.
Value America. They had some crazy deals like many online sites in the late 90's.
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Old 09-09-02, 10:41 PM   #18
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I pre-ordered mine from etoys before they stopped it from being eligible for the 20% refund (or was it 25%) from e b a t e s.

Most of my games came 50% off from VA - ahhh, those were the days. Diggin' through old folders, I found this old receipt (loved that cookware that gave you $100 additional valuedollars!!)

Item: Dreamcast VMU
Price: $17.95

Item: NFL Blitz 2000
Price: $42.95

Item: Revere 9-Piece Solutions Anodized Nonstick Cookwar
Price: $109.99

Item: Sonic Adventure
Price: $42.95

Subtotal: $213.84
Shipping: $9.95
Tax: $.00
Discount: -$99.98
Total: $123.81

You have earned $101.11 ValueDollars that you can use toward future purchases.
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Old 09-09-02, 11:37 PM   #19
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Didn't FFVIII come out that day also?
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Old 09-10-02, 12:08 AM   #20
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I remembered Sony countered the Dreamcast release with a big game. It might've been FF8. As for me, I waited until it was $150 before I purchased it.
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Old 09-10-02, 12:31 AM   #21
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No I was at home awaiting Trent Reznor's VMA performance. I didnt buy my DC until July of that year.
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Old 09-10-02, 12:53 AM   #22
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The Dreamcast had one of the slickest marketing campaigns that I remember. Their commercials were stylish and damn great.

I didn't get my system till last November but I still think it rocks.
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Old 09-10-02, 01:04 AM   #23
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RIP Dreamcast
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Old 09-10-02, 01:51 AM   #24
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RIP Dreamcast
BAH Its not dead, Its never dead so long as you keep playing the awesome games that were made for it.
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Old 09-10-02, 03:15 AM   #25
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Love my Dreamcast
I only got mine in March of this year..got it on Ebay(barely used) and a .com company paid me back for buying it-they owed me one. It's my favourite system,and will be for years to come.

Anyone know where I can download some of Sega's old Dreamcast commercials? I'd love to see those.
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