Munich, Germany, and Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 2010-12-21
December 21st 2010 marks not only the 10th anniversary of the world‘s first online RPG on videogame consoles – Phantasy Star Online – but also the relaunch of Dreamcast Scene, a dedicated community for everything Dreamcast. The website features an extensive library of info on hardware and games that only keeps on growing with a focus on user generated content in the vein of reviews, tutorials, interviews, and all sorts of site features.
In the past, the community has reached out to developers like G.Rev to voice the desire for new Dreamcast titles, and the staff has even been invited to the Tokyo offices of Sega of Japan and Milestone Inc. The latter of which would release the final official Dreamcast game ‘Karous‘ in 2008.
Dreamcast Scene has partnered with Munich-based Dreamcast independent publisher redspotgames to bring the website back to life thanks to their help with public relations and infrastructure services concerning the server.
“This has been a project of the heart“, Max Scharl from redspotgames said “and had been accomplished by an international crew from North America, several European countries, and even Pakistan including the community who can participate.“
“We are grateful that we can present an exclusive feature on the first day after relaunch about how to get online with Dreamcast in 2010 and play Phantasy Star Online again“, Chris Radke, site designer “hopefully many people find their way back to Pioneer 2 and participate in battles like in the glorious old days.“
“Even with our extensive Dreamcast database, there is still quite a bit of work to do. Not all work is done yet, but soon we are going to have all articles back with major updates along with one of the largest download archives for all free and legal Dreamcast software“, Dr. Bilal Zia, Editor promised.
Dreamcast Scene can be visited at www.dreamcast-scene.com and is also available at Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=125637697466265), Twitter ( http://www.twitter.com/#!/dreamcastscene) and YouTube ( http://www.youtube.com/user/dreamcastscene).