jetpak, check your pm's. I finished the writeup on Sega consoles for our club's original post. Guys if you like it once he posts it please rep me, yes I'm gonna blatantly ask because it just took 3 hours to write.
I'm so jealous, I totally miss my Genesis... Shining Force, Shining Force II, Phantasy Star IV, Gunstar Heroes, Earthworm Jim... god, so epic. Never could afford the 32X or the SegaCD though
I had a NES, SNES, Gameboy, N64 and psx as a kid. I had a friend who had Genesis and Phantasy Star II, as well as the original Phantasy Star and a Power Base Converter. I've only had my Genesis for about 6 months, never had one as a kid though I played them a lot. I always emulated them until recently. I've had a Dreamcast since 2004 though. You could probably pick up a used Genesis for about $30 on ebay, totally worth it, especially if you 'refurbish it'. I opened mine up and blew all the dust out of it, and I even took the controllers apart and cleaned the buttons and casing with alcohol and a Q-tip. If you have any used game stores in the area that stock Genesis games it's worth it, I go to a place that has all Sega Genesis carts, no matter what they are, for $1.99 each.
Thanks, I haven't built my collection for it at all; I only got it last October, or so.
And I see what you mean about the 3D Controller. Yeah, I've never seen one in person, I hope you can get yours back up to working order somehow.
The local game store here, Video Game X-change, has a bunch of Dreamcast games. They're all pretty cheap too... almost all of mine are burned. You don't need a modchip to play burned games.
The 3D controller has a breakaway cable with a weird socket on the controller itself for the cable. The whole thing is like a weird prototype Dreamcast controller (except it's much better than a Dreamcast controller and doesn't have those horrible cheap triggers; also, it has 6 buttons on the face so it's far superior for things like Capcom fighting games). I had never even heard of or seen these things until recently when I bought one. Later I'll take a picture of the box it came in on my girlfriend's phone (she's at work).