Dreamless Dreamcast 24-Hour Marathon Recap

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I can’t believe it has already been three years.

As longtime readers of the site probably know, the Dreamless Dreamcast Marathon (and to a lesser extent the Sonic Marathon) started as little more than a 24-hour long writing exercise, composed of no less than twenty posts that ruminated on, sang the praises of, poked fun at, and complained about a wide array of classic games from my favorite console of all time.

However, it wasn’t until this year that the marathon finally became the entertaining and conversational Dreamcast lovefest that I’ve always wanted it to be. Over the years, you readers/viewers have proven to me time and time again that this is one of the best avenues for convening with the world’s best Sega Addicts, and this year’s dedicated viewers reminded me why I love doing this so much. Combining with Scott’s tireless dedication and the largest game count ever, this year’s wild stream has reached the heights of insanity, exhaustion, fun, and communication that I’ve always hoped for.

Thank you to Scott for joining the fray, and thank you to everyone who stuck with us.

 

It was my pleasure, Josh!

This was the first marathon I took part in hosting. I’ve watched many, and indirectly marathons are the reason I now write for Sega-Addicts. So when I say that I was “excited,” to co-host the 24-Hour Dreamless Dreamcast Marathon with Josh, it is very much an understatement. I really had no idea what I was in for. After spending 2 weeks getting my laptop set-up somewhat up to par, I honestly didn’t even care whether or not I took part in the marathon due to how many technical issues I was running into. That said, all of the hassle was completely worth it thanks to everyone who joined Josh and me on this incredible journey into the depths of our sleep-deprived gaming addictions to celebrate Sega’s last console.

What I’m saying is, this was all for you guys, and totally worth every minute spent online. Let’s take a look at the photo album to see just how things went from 7am September 8th to 7am on September 9th with some unforgettable quotes in between.

EDIT: Also, keep an eye on this forum topic for more screen caps from the insanity, and even more nonsensical quotes in the near future.

We were prepared with energy drinks and caffeine pills in tow. "What do you wanna play? I have genres of all shapes and sizes?" - Scott

We were prepared with energy drinks and caffeine pills in tow.
“What do you wanna play? I have genres of all shapes and sizes?” – Scott

We began the marathon with the most appropriate titles. "Even my grandparents don't know about this!" - Josh

We began the marathon with the most appropriate titles.
“Even my grandparents don’t know about this!” – Josh

 

I began House of the Dead 2 with my roomie Brolley around lunch time while Josh creeped me out with his bowl of blueberries. “Ryo, do you like The Goonies?” - Josh

Scott began House of the Dead 2 with his roomie Brolley around lunch time while Josh creeped them out with his bowl of blueberries.
“Ryo, do you like The Goonies?” – Josh

Josh played some Illbleed while Brolley and I played Vigilante 8: 2nd Offence and my other roomie, Matt, visited. “Santa does not need an umbrella. Santa is magic.” - Josh

Josh played some Illbleed while Scott and Brolley played Vigilante 8: 2nd Offence and Scott’s other roomie, Matt, visited.
“Santa does not need an umbrella. Santa is magic.” – Josh

Someone suggested we wear silly hats, so this happened. "You're missing all of my beautiful children!" - Josh

Someone suggested we wear silly hats, so this happened.
“You’re missing all of my beautiful children!” – Josh

Just a reminder. And Josh sports his Jet Set Radio hoodie while I'm wearing a Noise Tanks shirt. "I don't wanna go searching for a wild goose." - Josh

Just a reminder of what’s going on as Josh sports his Jet Set Radio hoodie while Scott is wearing a Noise Tanks shirt.
“I don’t wanna go searching for a wild goose.” – Josh

Josh tries some meta gaming with his Ryo forklift figure while we jump into Shenmue. “Red sky at morn, sailor likes porn. Red sky at night, sailor's named Dwight.” - Josh

Josh tries some meta gaming with his Ryo forklift figure while we jump into Shenmue.
“Red sky at morn, sailor likes porn. Red sky at night, sailor’s named Dwight.” – Josh

The silly "hats" continue with Chu Chu Rocket. "Woah that child looks like a pig roast." - Scott "Not just a pig but the entire festival of a pig roast." - Josh

The silly “hats” continue with Chu Chu Rocket.
“Woah that child looks like a pig roast.” – Scott
“Not just a pig but the entire festival of a pig roast.” – Josh

Josh is trying to be a shoot-em-up boss battle. "Just keep thumbing" - Scott

Josh is trying to be a shoot-em-up boss battle.
“Just keep thumbing” – Scott

In the wee hours of the morning we tried some Toy Commander and Josh played the Santa mission for the sake of the children! "I better go to bed. I work at Wal-Mart in the morning. I'm the 'saying-hello-person.'" - Josh

In the wee hours of the morning we tried some Toy Commander and Josh played the Santa mission for the sake of the children!
“Kill that T-Rex-a-sauras Easter Bunny!” – Scott

To keep myself awake, I played Soul Calibur in the final hour with the fishing rod. Josh tortured himself.

To keep himself awake, Scott played Soul Calibur in the final hour with the fishing rod controller. Josh tortured himself.
“I better go to bed. I work at Wal-Mart in the morning. I’m the ‘saying-hello-person.'” – Josh regarding Ryo Hazuki’s early bedtime.

 

And there you have it! Thanks so much to everyone who tuned in! We can't wait until next year! The big 15!

And there you have it! Thanks so much to everyone who tuned in! We can’t wait until next year! The big 15!

We also want to take a second to thank everyone who tuned in:

Dr. Scottnik

Brett

Stevie

Anton

AlexBarbatsis

Shiggidy AKA: Doubledildopolis

VOTwinstick

Enkindured

TeheeBree

KJarosh27

VanishCat

NiteShadow

Wooah21/Tatokis – stayed with us the longest! Major kudos!

Blueprintadam

The best thing about our viewers was that everyone jumped into the stream a few times rather than just creeping in and leaving really quick. Thanks again to everyone who made this as enjoyable as it was. We can’t wait until next year!

Readers Comments (5)

  1. It’s a shame I missed so many great moments. Do you already have some crazy plans for the next marathon?

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