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Video: Dreamcast GDC keynote by Bernie Stolar

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January 13, 2014 | By GDC Staff

January 13, 2014 | By GDC Staff
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"[E]verything you know about video gaming is about to change, thanks to Dreamcast."
In this free GDC Vault video from GDC 1999, then-president of Sega of America Bernie Stolar delivered a keynote that introduced Sega's final console prior to its US launch. Stolar extolled the virtues of its pioneering Virtual Memory Unit, game-extending online capabilities, and demos of memorable titles such as Shenmue and Capcom’s Power Stone, in the talk "Changing for the Better: Redefining Game and Hardware Development through Evolution."

For more on the Dreamcast, Gamasutra has a 10-year retrospective on the console. Also of note for Dreamcast fans: the Shenmue Classic Game Postmortem will be held at GDC 2014 in March, too.

About the GDC Vault

In addition to this presentation, the GDC Vault offers numerous other free videos, audio recordings, and slides from many of the recent Game Developers Conference events, and the service offers even more members-only content for GDC Vault subscribers.

Those who purchased All Access passes to recent events like GDC, GDC Europe, and GDC Next already have full access to GDC Vault, and interested parties can apply for the individual subscription via a GDC Vault subscription page. Group subscriptions are also available: game-related schools and development studios who sign up for GDC Vault Studio Subscriptions can receive access for their entire office or company by contacting staff via the GDC Vault group subscription page. Finally, current subscribers with access issues can contact GDC Vault technical support.

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