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Peter Moore Says He 'Canned' Dreamcast >
2008/09/15 15:30:56: Posted by DM
The ex-Sega-Microsoft-Now-EA man Peter Moore has provide a retelling of the last days of Dreamcast, as it were. He revealed that he was the one who gave the word to "can" the system. He called the 18 months of "pain, heartache, and euphoria." The system was one of our favorites here at GR, but it just never reached the critical mass to beat the PS2's impending launch.

"We were selling 50,000 units a day, then 60,000, then 100,000, but it was just not going to be enough to get the critical mass to take on the launch of PS2. It was a big stakes game. Sega had the option of pouring in more money and going bankrupt and they decided they wanted to live to fight another day. So we licked our wounds, ate some humble pie and went to Sony and Nintendo to ask for dev kits."

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Written by jb33 on 2008/09/15

The Dreamcast had so many great games. I remember playing Sega Bass Fishing for hours and being stunned by any of the 2K sports games. I had some FIERCE battles in NBA 2k1/2k2 back in the day. I even played tennis for the Dreamcast...lol. And I fuck!n HATE Tennis.

Shenmue

Tony Hawk

Quake III

Ferrari F355 Challenge

House of the Dead 2

Crazy Taxi

Unreal Tournament...I could go on forever...lol.
Written by PimpDaddy on 2008/09/15

NBA2k/NFL2k/Ready To Rumble/Soul Calibur/Crazy taxi/Resident Evil:Code Veronica/Power Stone/Arcadia/Guilty Gear/Hydro Thunder/Sega Rally/Toy Commander/etc...

Never have so many games been played in so little time. The Dreamcast is still my favorite console of all time. NES second. Atari 2600 third.
Written by jb33 on 2008/09/15

How could i forget Soul Caliber ? I was always a Virtua Fighter man back in the day though. All of my friends liked Soul Caliber, but preferred VF. I think it was because the Saturn burned it into my brain. One game that i LOVED and most people hated was Blue Stinger.

I think I bought the Dreamcast 3 different times in 2 years. Once at launch and 2 times after it dropped too $99. The Dreamcast was a absolute [email protected]!n STEAL at $99.
Written by PimpDaddy on 2008/09/15

I cant believe my babys momma threw away my Dreamcast. I forgot I also owned Virtua Fighter and Dead or Alive. I got mine at launch. Got lucky and found it at Wal-Mart after I cancelled my preorder at EB Games. Why drive 90 minutes when you can drive 5 :p

But damn everybody used to come over and get thier butts whooped at some Soul Calibur and Ready to Rumble. I used LuLu for R2R and Taki for SC. I was unbeatable...

I would talk mad junk afterwards about how I whooped they butt with a chick.
Written by Xenos on 2008/09/15

best. console. ever.

I still can't believe how good the games looked on my HDTV. 480p ftw. lol
Written by blacktiger on 2008/09/15

Yea man I actually still belive dreamcast was an amazing console...

I remember getting addicted on my friend console...
Written by PimpDaddy on 2008/09/15

blacktiger: Do you even know what a Dreamcast is? It wasn't made by Sony...
Written by blacktiger on 2008/09/15

and It wasn't made by Microsoft too,
Written by PimpDaddy on 2008/09/15

blacktiger: That's my point. You have no clue what a Dreamcast is. Making a comment just to talk or begging for acceptance is lame.
Written by B1ueBurneR on 2008/09/15

All this talk about DC and its games is making me teary eyed.

I had all those games, I can't believe you guys missed Powerstone. They should remake that game for this Generation or next.
Written by PimpDaddy on 2008/09/15

I mentioned Powerstone.
Written by B1ueBurneR on 2008/09/15

my bad I missed it.
Written by arthur56k on 2008/09/15

crazy console it was, too bad some costly decisions led to its downfall, one of the bet consoles ever
Written by Xenos on 2008/09/16

I think the costly decisions made with the Saturn ruined any chance of the DC surviving. It was Sega's most successful console after all and that's saying something.

I'm also with blue, I would pay $30 for a Power Stone (1 not 2) remake for XBLA or PSN with online play
Written by VaeVictus on 2008/09/16

I think I actually own Power Stone on the Dreamcast. I'll have to look and see. I know I've definitely played it.
Written by arthur56k on 2008/09/16

for all its great areas, DC never really got somethings right.

it was arguably the easiest console to hack, no modchip needed, all you needed was a loading CD, and many guys i know basically had some of the best games on DC for a throwaway price.

that cost SEGA in terms of the number of games they sold, as well as royalties, it was also a factor that drove the little dev support they had the other side.

than there was dev support, they did not have us much, and add the factors up, you can see why they ended up canning a great product
Written by blacktiger on 2008/09/16

I feel sorrty for PimpD, he's talking about who' made Dreamcast while all gamers talking about the best moment in dreamcast,

Well its like he wants to be against that is not made by MS,

I think I know how to make him like Dreamcast,

Hey PimpD, the modem was actually made by MS, now you do u like Dreamcast ? :)
Written by jb33 on 2008/09/16

"I feel sorrty for PimpD, he's talking about who' made Dreamcast while all gamers talking about the best moment in dreamcast,"

Another All-Star post from mildly retarded and completely illiterate Planet Blacktiger...lol.

illiterate: Having or demonstrating very little or no education...lol. Pretty spot on....

Cracktiger...Why do you always try and slide sh!t in after topics leave the front page ? It's pretty pathetic...Grow a pair and stick around when people are actually paying attention.
Written by arthur56k on 2008/09/16

gosh, did tiger have to go that route?
Written by PimpDaddy on 2008/09/16

Was there even 1 ounce of intellect in BlackTigers latest comment? Like I said he should have just stayed out of this thread.
Written by blacktiger on 2008/09/17

PimpD, is actually funny, now he's just changing subject,

So PimpD I'm assuming you hate Dreamcast !
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