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Moore: "Dreamcast had a profound and lasting impact" on games


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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Patrick Garratt: Patrick Garratt is a games media legend - and not just by reputation. He was named as such in the UK's 'Games Media Awards', the equivalent of a lifetime achievement award. After garnering experience on countless gaming magazines, he joined Eurogamer and later split from that brand to create VG247, putting the site on the map with fast, 24-hour a day coverage, and assembling the site's earliest editorial teams. He retired from VG247, and the games industry, in 2017.
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