Friday, May 25, 2007
Dreamcast Summer Games to begin in July. Get your suggestions in now.
Well when I first started the idea of the Dreamcast Summer Games I wanted to keep everything as simple as possible.
People would suggest events, compete in the ones they had the games for and post their results which would be posted on different blogs and such.
Someone even said they would make a website but I never heard back from them so yeah. People on the Internet always say they want to make grand complicated things but then after awhile they disappear. So that’s why I wanted to keep this dead simple.
Anyone with one of the Dreamcast games associated with the challenges could simply comment their results to a blog or email their results and their info would be posted along with everyone else’s.
If people wanted to take their individual results and arrange them by Country or Teams than that’s fine.
However, A lot of people have been trying to make this more complicated than it should be.
For example a number of the challenge ideas suggested involved FULLY completing RPGs like Skies or Arcadia or Shenmue.
I had in mind more simple challenges that only took like 15-30 minutes of gameplay. Or in some cases longer.
For example - making a new player in PSO and trying to get the best item (rated by amount of mensa sold for) within 30 minutes of play. This is a challenge anyone can do and a lot of people have the game disk. Of course someone who has played PSO will have an advantage, but a new player could also do well…
However, fully playing a game through is not a challenge I wanted to make. It would take too much time and with all the game guides out there ANYONE could FULLY beat any of these games.
My vision of “The Dreamcast Summer Games” is a short series of varied challenges that ANYONE with a Dreamcast and a few games can compete in and have fun. I want to include a wide variety of games including homebrew.
I also want to point out that people can still offer up challenges by posting comments to the Hunyak blog, the Dreamcast Junkyard blog or emailing me personally at
If you want to suggest a game PLEASE suggest a simple SHORT challenge to go with it! Do not just send me a list of games that you want included.
I have NOTHING to do with piracy. Do not ask me for pirated copies of games.
The OFFCIAL start of the Dreamcast Summer games is the first week in July. Exceptions will be made.
Challenges will be posted at the end of June.
This is only the first try. So I want to keep it simple.