Simply put, the Sega Dreamcast was great when it was released on 9/9/99 (in the US) and I'm a firm believer that Sega should release Dreamcast 2 on 9/9/09.
So where did this sudden change in mentality come from? Well, I got a bit nostalgic last week and I decided it was time that I break out the old consoles to have a go at some of the games that played an important role in my life -- Shenmue, Virtua Tennis, all the Sega Sports games and of course, Sonic Adventure.
After playing through each of those games (and a few others -- Fighting Force, Toy Commander, Skies of Arcadia), I realized once again just how great that console really was.
Consider this: the Dreamcast was the first major console to offer networking capabilities and although the device was only capable of dial-up connectivity (a major blunder), it still set a precedent that obviously had a far-reaching impact.
I wouldn't normally comment on this kind of thing--after all, no one gets more nostalgic about old technology than do I--but this one is sort of wrong-headed and historically inaccurate: Apparently, this guy isn't aware of how much Microsoft had to do with the Dreamcast. And after all, the Dreamcast 2 did come out, years ago. It was called the Xbox. There was even a Dreamcast 3. You may know it as the Xbox 360.
And for the record, yeah, VMUs were dumb. :)
Update: But wait, there's more!