The swirl loved ’round the world

Yesterday marked the ten-year anniversary of the release of the Dreamcast, Sega’s last and possibly best piece of gaming hardware, the very mention of which still warms our otherwise shriveled black hearts.

Despite having more features, better graphics and a cheaper price point than Sony’s little black box, the Dreamcast just couldn’t compete with the PlayStation 2. Not that I don’t love my PlayStation 2. But an illustrated homage to Madden NFL 2001, no matter how gorgeous, just isn’t ever going to tug at the old heart strings like this moving tribute by 2D Forever’s Tom Waterhouse, complete with character chart.

Use the comments to share your favorite moments and memories this beloved casualty of the console wars, or to imagine what could have been.