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Wednesday, September 9, 2009, is a significant date in gaming.
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Sega Dreamcast. One of the more beloved consoles ever made, the Dreamcast was Sega’s final entry into the home console market.
It’s also the launch day of one of the most anticipated games of the year — The Beatles: Rock Band. It’s the first of the music-rhythm games to have Beatles tracks. The game’s not only receiving strong reviews from the enthusiast press, but it’s also garnering attention from the mainstream media.
The New York Times says that “The Beatles: Rock Band is nothing less than a cultural watershed, one that may prove only slightly less influential than the band’s famous appearance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ in 1964.”
When I first realized that today marked the Dreamcast’s 10th anniversary and the debut of The Beatles: Rock Band, I wondered which was more significant to gaming. And then I realized, “Hey, why don’t I ask the Bitmob?”
Answer the poll, and let’s see how the Bitmob feels about 9/9/09!