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Moore: “Dreamcast had a profound and lasting impact” on games

Wednesday, 9th September 2009 08:25 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Peter Moore’s waxed lyrical on Dreamcast’s tenth American birthday on his EA blog, saying the machine was a forerunner to the gaming world we know today.

“The Dreamcast had a profound and lasting impact on the world of video games,” said the boss.

“Isao Okawa, the Chairman of Sega Enterprises and the driving force behind the Dreamcast, tragically passed away two months after that fateful January conference call [Where is was decided to discontinue the machine - Ed].

“He had a vision that a game console, combined with the power of the internet, could bring people together in ways that were previously unimaginable.

“He didn’t live to see that vision come to fruition, and his beloved Dreamcast couldn’t survive to play a role in the powerful world of connected gaming we all enjoy today, but it certainly lit the spark, and that we should never forget.”

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3 Comments

  1. SticKboy

    Oh the irony, given that EA was more or less single-handedly responsible for the downfall of the Dreamcast.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Roybott

    And especially because Peter Moore was apparently the one to pull the plug ( http://www.vg247.com/2008/09/15/peter-moore-i-pulled-sega-out-of-the-hardware-market/ )

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Hero of Canton

    It was a business decision that had to be made. No doubt Moore was upset about it, too. It’s a nice eulogy, actually.

    #3 5 years ago

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