Ex Microsoft man, and current EA Sports boss, admits that he made the final decision to pull Sega out of the hardware race
And now he's slaying the mighty beast known as EA? lol! Jokes aside, I think he made a wise decision.
Lets hope so.
lol! As long as he keeps his sword away from Dead Space and Fight Night round 4 I don't mind. From the looks of recent trailers he's currently busy stabbing the legs of Need for Speed Undercover. Die framerate! Die!
All Sega fanboys attack Peter Moore.
*hunts down Peter Moore*
You bastard. I hope you rot in hell. I love you..Dreamcast ;-;
I feel...betrayed somehow...
The biggest betrayal was moore flat out lying and saying that shenmue 2 would be a "last gift" for loyal dreamcast supporters. He reneged and made it an xbox exclusive. I haven't bought a single sega product since.
No you did'nt,Moore.There was only another company who had the power to bring down SEGA.Unfortunately,that's how the world works.
You... F*cking... Assh0le....
So MS works on the OS for the Dreamcast, Peter Moore pulls the plug on the Dreamcast and then goes to work for Microsoft who just happens to start a console of their own... Quite a coincidence! <wink> <wink>
Actually MS was working on their own console since 1999.By 2001,they had no first party developers so they bought a few studios Bungie(Halo) from Apple and Bizzare(Project Gotham) and in 2002 bought Rare(Grabbed by The Goulies) from Nintendo.They never actually created real 1st party unlike Nintendo or Sony so they mostly depend on studios like Rare for games. By 2001,Sega Dreamcast had died and MS stepped in with no problems.But Moore was'nt the real reason DC had failed no matter how much he wants to believe it.
^^uh...yeah...that is sort of what he was getting at...MS was partnered with Sega during original planning of the DC...and where going to handle the systems online infrastructure nearly entirely... yet MS looked at this as an immediate threat to windows based gaming after just a few market forecasts...and backed out of the deal, keeping all of their online related stuff...which is exactly what would later become XBL...and MS found it much more practical to build their own proprietary hardware, instead of just dealing with the online software... and yeah, its funny how it was Moore with Sega who was kind of screwed by MS at the time...in a very similar way to what Nintendo did to Sony back in 1993...and its also funny that EA was responsible for the DC taking such a pounding by Sony at the time also, by denying the DC EA created games because of the saturn's 'premature removal from the market'...and Moore is now with EA...
No... I killed the Dreamcast!
I never understood why EA mattered at that point anyways? considering all the 2K games were selling great and the gameplay was phenomenal compared to any EA game. What I think really happend is that EA got mad that 2K sports was light years ahead of any EA game, thus he blamed the Dreamcast for promoting it so much. He was probably scared that 2K would make EA irrelavent so he had to try to confuse consumers and start a whole new marketing plan when the ps2 started. So the ps2 actually saved EA, which is messed up because EA has really been shafting ps3 users since the day the system launched.
Fu*k that, this is a hidden megaton! Even bigger then FFXIII on the 360 dare I say it.
"So we licked our wounds, ate some humble pie and went to Sony and Nintendo to ask for dev kits" yeah SONY & NINTENDO SAVED SEGA's ASS. i been saying this for year on loads of sites. "Sega had the option of pouring in more money and going bankrupt" yeah should of done now because every sega game since has been SH!T. hopefully new sonic will be cool. sega should copy capcom with hd 3d side scroller game. bionic commando rearmed is awesome. sonic 1,2 & 3 would be cool like that. "we had to take on the PS2 juggernaut" never stud a chance. PS2 Donaminated the market bottom line. more than xbox, GC & DC put together.
Sega did that game. They did a good job with that and its on the 360 and pc.
sorry mate never heard of it.
I killed the Dreamcast
Nothing like poor hardware choices to kill a console prematurely.....
Count me as another Dreamcast owner that doesn't regret buying it. Still got mine!
I have mine too! I have 135 games too. I bought mine on launch day.
Proud owner here, too. There was nothing like bringing the Sega arcade experience home. Crazy Taxi and Soul Calibur are still regulars in my rotation.
,,,,,runs and hides :o
Keep the company alive is more important I still think they could have one the market over along with EA and others.
I think the article's quite clear, Sega weren't capable of evolving. Sony came in to the gaming scene late, with fresh ideas and stuff of the new age. They beat down the entrenched Nintendo and Sega pretty badly with their 'westernisation' of the industry. Which, in retrospect, i think we can all be grateful for.
Me: you suck.
I hate you more than Hitler now
He killed the dc and sega's hardware, i wonder because of knowing that microsoft had the xbox, that's one more out of the hardware race.
Get ready to die Mr.Moore...
MAybe you should buy the domain dreamcastfanboy.com I am sure it is still available.
Japan killed the dreamcast, did poorly there, also their poor marketing department. Damn Typing of the Dead was a cool geeky game.