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Welcome to DreamPod - a podcast produced by The Dreamcast Junkyard focusing on all aspects of Sega Dreamcast culture, collecting and the community. Join your hosts as they discuss varied topics surrounding Sega's final console, and inevitably get side-tracked by other gaming news.
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Your hosts Tom, Mike, Martin and (last and least) James take a look at some of the most interesting upcoming hardware and software releases for the Dreamcast in 2020. Xenocider, Arcade Racing Legends, Wolflame, After the Fall and Terraonion MODE are all discussed in this episode...we hope you enjoy it!
The Dreamcast Junkyard's Andrew Dickinson speaks to Headhunter producer Stefan Holmqvist about the history and development of one of the Dreamcast's greatest action adventure games. Topics range from the origins of Amuze, to the recording of the orchestral Headhunter soundtrack to the reasons behind the game only receiving a PAL release on Dreamcast. It's a fascinating interview and one any fan of Headhunter shouldn't miss!
The Dreamcast Junkyard DreamPod crew meet The Saturn Junkyard TitanCast crew, in what could be most exciting crossover since Marvel did all them movies. In this episode, we do somewhat of a switcheroo to talk about our favourite games on the opposite crew's console.The DreamPod crew: Tom, Mike, Lewis and MartinThe TitanCast crew: Brian, Simon and NunoThe Saturn Junkyard website: http://thesaturnjunkyard.blogspot.com
The original cast of DreamPod Episode Zero reconvene for a 5 year anniversary special. Join Tom, Aaron and Rob as they discuss memories of the beginnings of the DreamPod, then go on to discuss the news of Heroes of Might & Magic III being released, a new game in the form of Summoning Signals, and this year's Dreamcast Junkyard April Fool - the Dreamcast Printer. Finally, the show ends with a series of messages from guests, presenters past and present and friends of the podcast, wishing the DreamPod a happy 5th anniversary. #DreamPodFive
In episode 74 of the DreamPod, Andrew, Tom, Lewis and newcomer Martin speculate about a future where Sega's trusty swirl-embossed box of wonder could have succeeded in the war against big bad Sony and their mighty PlayStation 2. What could Sega have to have done to attract consumers over to the Dreamcast? What might we have seen if the Dreamcast hadn't been discontinued when it did? What games would've been released?
In DreamPod 73, Lewis and Mike deep dive into one of the most obscure and niché corners of the Dreamcast's game library: visual novels. You've heard of them, you've probably seen them. It's those games with all the anime characters on the front that have tonnes of text. Some people even call them "dating simulators". Well, the Dreamcast has some of the best. In this episode, Lewis and Mike explain what these games actually are and clear up many of the misconceptions surrounding them. They also discuss the best of this genre that the Dreamcast has to offer - there's bound to be something worth checking out!As a bonus, the two also cover some of the insane collector's editions that these visual novels (as well as some non-visual novel releases) received on the Dreamcast!Dreamcast games mentioned in this episode:Sakura Wars (aka Sakura Taisen - series)KanonAirEver 17: The Out of InfinityNever 7: The End of InfinityComic PartyReal Sound: Kaze no RegretBaldr Force EXEBlue Submarine No. 6Kimi ga Nozomu Eien (aka Rumbling Hearts)Love Hina: Smile AgainLove Hina: Totsuzen no Engeji HappeningNon-Dreamcast games mentioned in this episode:ClannadPlanetarianUtawarerumono (series)Tears to TiaraAquapazza
In this Dreamcast news round-up episode of the DreamPod: Tom, James, Mike and Lewis discuss what's been going on in the last month surrounding the Dreamcast. Many questions are asked. Mysteries are delved into. Kev makes a split second guest appearance.Links to things mentioned in the podcast:For Funk’s Sake: A Space Channel 5 VR (Kinda) Review: https://www.thedreamcastjunkyard.co.uk/2020/02/space-channel-5-vr-kinda-review.htmlTR Fight Stick Opens 'Dreamcase' Metal Shell Pre-Orders: http://www.thedreamcastjunkyard.co.uk/2020/02/tr-fight-stick-opens-dreamcase-metal.htmlReaperi Cycle Reappears With A Playable Demo: http://www.thedreamcastjunkyard.co.uk/2020/02/reaperi-cycle-reappears-with-brand-new.htmlReal Racer IX: Cancelled Game or Student Assignment?: http://www.thedreamcastjunkyard.co.uk/2020/02/real-racer-ix-cancelled-game-or-student.htmlPower Drifting: The Rally Game Podcast: https://powerdrifting.buzzsprout.com
It's all about Capcom on this episode of The Dreamcast Junkyard DreamPod! Being one of the biggest supporters of the Dreamcast, there are a tonne of Capcom games on the system, and Andrew, Mike, James and Lewis discuss all of them!Links to things mentioned in the podcast:Dreamcast: Year One book pre-order: https://app.crowdox.com/projects/dreamcastyearone/dreamcast-year-one-unofficial-bookDreamcast Years: https://dreamcastyears.co.ukSeries X Cast: http://seriesxcast.comPower Drifting: The Rally Game Podcast: https://powerdrifting.buzzsprout.com
On this episode of The Dreamcast Junkyard DreamPod; the one and only Tom Charnock returns, along with his band of co-hosts (Mike, James and Lewis) to discuss all of the upcoming Dreamcast projects in 2020, as well as answering some of the questions asked by DreamPod listeners.Check out the Series X Cast: http:/seriesxcast.com
On this episode of The Dreamcast Junkyard DreamPod: Kev, Lewis and Mike showcase some of the best music tracks to ever grace the soundtracks of Dreamcast games. The amount of variation between the tracks played is really quite something, so even the most genre-bound music listener is sure to find something they'll love here!This episode originally premiered on the 15th of December 2019 as part of RadioSEGA's WinterFest 2019.Links to things mentioned in the podcast:RadioSega: https://www.radiosega.net/The Saturn Junkyard Anniversary article: http://www.thesaturnjunkyard.com/2019/11/sega-saturn-25.htmlTomato Convenience Store 10 Hours (you're welcome!): https://youtu.be/lsibwSkp0asSongs featured in the podcast (spoiler alert!):"The Power" from Virtua Tennis"Mexican Flyer" from Space Channel 5"Airing Out the Books" from Shenmue II"Samba De Janeiro" (by Bellini) from Samba De Amigo"Let Mom Sleep" from Jet Set Radio/Jet Grind Radio"M-12 Distraction #3" from D2"Sledgehammer" from Battle Crust"Humming the Bassline" from Jet Set Radio/Jet Grind Radio"Escape From the City" (by Crush 40) from Sonic Adventure 2"Stage 1" from Giga Wing"Title Screen" from ChuChu Rocket!"Tomato Convenience Store" from Shenmue & Shenmue II
On this very spooky episode of The Dreamcast Junkyard DreamPod; Lewis, Mike and Mark (MAZ Gaming) are joined by returning guest Andrew Dickinson (the author of the upcoming 'Dreamcast: Year One' book) to discuss the best (and as a bonus, some of the worst) horror and horror-themed Dreamcast games, as voted for by DreamPod listeners.Links to things mentioned in the podcast:Dreamcast: Year One book Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dreamcastyearone/dreamcast-year-one-unofficial-bookDreamcast Years: https://dreamcastyears.co.uk/MAZ Gaming UK YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7o_4Rc5PdulefBfApGuk6gGamasutra article about the creator of Blue Stinger and Illbleed: https://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JohnAndersen/20150213/236413/Remembering_Shinya_Nishigaki_and_his_quotCrazy_Gamesquot_Blue_Stinger_and_Illbleed.phpSpoony review of The Ring: Terror's Realm Part 1: https://youtu.be/MlB4iJoFiWcSpoony review of The Ring: Terror's Realm Part 2: https://youtu.be/Ku0jqPfJqhM
Episode 67 is here! Where we are joined by the creator of the Dreamcast Junkyard, Tom Charnock, who returns as a guest to the show he created to help us celebrate and discuss the Dreamcasts' UK 20th Aniversary.We discuss what the guys have been up to, talk about the Bleemcast article, that Dreamcast indie Strumwind is being released on the Switch, that Xeno Crisis is out soon on other platforms and that the team are then going to complete the Dreamcast edition.As well as have a bit of a session laying into Sonic Adventure! Despite the fact Kev has still never properly played it. We discuss the Dreamcast collected works:https://readonlymemory.vg/shop/book/sega-dreamcast-collected-works/Our interview with Randy Linden; the creator of bleemcast!http://www.thedreamcastjunkyard.co.uk/2019/10/bleemcasting-interview-with-bleemcast.html
On Episode 66 of The Dreamcast Junkyard Dreampod; Kev, Lewis and Mike are joined by the delightful Andrew Dickenson, author of the upcoming 'Dreamcast: Year One' bookhttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dreamcastyearone/dreamcast-year-one-unofficial-bookAs well as discussing his formative Dreamcast memories, Andrew talks us through the process of launching and running a Kickstarter campaign. Before a discussion that we have been asked our opinions on many times, that being currently undelivered kickstarters.The guys finally give Shenmue some attention! And anyone who missed the discovery of the new scene that was recently uncovered, can do so here:https://www.phantomriverstone.com/2019/08/nozomi-shows-off-her-fighting-skills.htmlLastly the guys discuss the updates to the incoming Dreamcast controllers from both Retrofighers and Retro-Bit, whose controller was once again spotted at Gamescom.Lastly, and also Kickstarter themed, the guys have a look at the progress of Arcade Racing Legends.https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pixelheart/arcade-racing-legends-dreamcastWhich Mike also covered for the site here:http://www.thedreamcastjunkyard.co.uk/2019/07/arcade-racing-legends-new-racing-title.html
It's the bonus quiz round *AUDIENCE APPLAUSE
It's episode 65 people, Lewis, Kev and Mike are on deck to discuss some Dreamcast tidbits and to then answer the burning questions from the audience. Including a humdinger of a questions from our man Brian V.In among the Dreamcast chat you will also get bonus discussions about the Phantom Menace, Kev's threat to set up the Virtua Tennis world championships, why are Japanese second hand games seemingly in such lovely condition, moaning about why is Altered beast so popular and discussion of Jam tarts! And then shots at the N64 (naturally)
Episode 64 is finally here. 64bits of glorious Dreamcast audio for your ears.It's Kev in the hosting chair and he is joined by Mike as they make up the 2 man panel to discuss the Dreamcast news of late, including the cancellation of a long running project, two different kickstarters and the new range of Josh Prod games. And the fact that Sega Dreamcast founder and guru; Tom, has for the time being moved off into the sunset.We also give a shout out to the team behind 'Seven Mansions' English translation and if you would like to give this a try and check out their amazing work, you can download the project from here:https://mega.nz/#!3OpBXYwb!PTF1a2Y159HlHXkzWpmso-8qaYo670dMPrj8IitlHrUWe also have a special feature with a discussion of the 'best Sports game on the Dreamcast'. In which the pair discuss the vote the DCJY crew had to find the definitive Sports game. 
Episode 63 of the DreamPod is here! This episode sees two new hosts - Lewis and Mark - join your regular hosts Tom, Ross, Ross’s squeaky chair, Mike and James. The team cover a range of topics emerging from the booming Dreamcast scene; including the replacement console shells coming from TR Fight Stick and Beharbros, Segagaga's strange commentary from the past on 'crunch' in the gaming industry, the DCHDMI internal mod, the recently launched European and UK Sega Shops and official Dreamcast merchandise. Other topics include a discussion on the upcoming Japanese Sega Dreamcast Guidebook, PLAY Expo Blackpool, and a look at the Official UK Dreamcast Magazine from November 2000. This is DreamPod 63, and we hope you enjoy it!
Episode 62 is a bit of a diversion, as we took part in a live panel at PLAY Expo Blackpool. Regular hosts Tom and Mike joined Adam Koralik and DJ Slope from Slope's Game Room to chat about their history with the Dreamcast and take questions from the audience. Thanks to The Retro Hour UK for arranging this panel talk!
DreamPod 61 is here, and hosts Tom, Mike and James get together once again to discuss the burning issues in the world of Dreamcast gaming. In this episode, topics include the dance phenomenon known as ‘flossing,’ Spirit of Speed 1937, the weird crowd effects in Sydney 2000, and the recently released A to Z of Dreamcast Games by one Mike Phelan Esq. Elsewhere, your hosts tackle how well Fade to Black runs on a Dreamcast, Retro-bit’s upcoming Bluetooth controllers, and Shenmue and Shenmue II finally launching on current gen systems. We’ve packed a lot into this episode and we hope you enjoy it!
Regular DreamPod hosts Tom, Mike and Kev are joined by bonafide YouTuber royalty in the form of not one, but two special guests: Adam Koralik and Max Shockley (aka DreamcastGuy). As ever, topics of conversation veer wildly from the point, but we know you’d have it no other way! In this episode, topics include our favourite surprises from this year’s E3 convention (and Adam’s experiences at the event), the Atari VCS debacle, Shenmue, the new Dreamcast VGA to HDMI converter boxes from Pound and Beharbros, upcoming video projects from both Adam and Max, and there’s even a special (and totally unscripted) appearance from Kev’s infant daughter. We were intending to have some questions from our Facebook group too, but time restraints meant we couldn’t squeeze those in sadly. On the plus side though, DreamPod episode 60 offers two special guests for the price of none, so it’s not all bad!
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