The failure of the Sega Dreamcast is the event that should never have happened in the video game industry. The end of the Sega console line is the worst timeline-related tragedy since Biff Tannen took over Hill Valley and built his luxury hotel on the site of the dilapidated Hill Valley courthouse. Even though I never owned a Sega console as a kid, I had a friend with a Genesis and between the two of us we had access to the best games of the 16-bit era. There was nothing quite like an afternoon of Super Mario Kart topped off with a little Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
Back in the present, I've recently discovered the quirky joy of Namco's Katamari Damacy. Ever since the game was released a few years ago I've heard all kinds of good things about the game, seen the Prince of All Cosmos in all kinds of artwork, and found that the game is generally impossible to find these days. So imagine my surprise after renting a copy that the people I've spoken with haven't played the game. If "nobody" has played the game, from where are all the praise and empty inventories coming? So my question to you all this week is: have you played Katamari Damacy or one of its two sequels? I can only be expected to wait seven days for your answer.