Ex- SEGA Executive Peter Moore Pays Tribute to Dreamcast

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In the nineties, Sega was among the video gaming powers.

With Sonic the Hedgehog, the company had a mascot that competed with Nintendo's Mario. In addition, the Sega Genesis was among the gaming industry's best selling products.

But Sega's run ended at the turn of the century; the Dreamcast hit American shelves on September 9, 1999--fifteen years ago. Gamers know the system as the failure that caused Sega to abandon console development.

And, while it couldn't compete with its contemporary--Sony's Playstation 2--the Dreamcast has earned a special place in gaming nostalgia.

Sega discontinued the Dreamcast on March 30, 2001--ending its run after less than two years. In contrast, the Playstation 2 was released in 2000 and discontinued in 2013.

On the fifteenth anniversary of its American release, ex- Sega Executive Peter Moore shared some thoughts on the console via Twitter.

Moore wrote, "It certainly doesn't feel like fifteen years have gone by since this innovative console ushered in the era of online gaming, albeit through a 56k modem, and thus changed the face of interactive entertainment forever."

Moore continued by saying that, even though the Dreamcast couldn't compete with competition, he feels that its legacy lives on in gaming.

Moore now works for Electronic Arts (EA). He states on his Twitter page that he is "equally proud of his time at SEGA."

Sega is selling four games from their final console on Steam. Called the Dreamcast Collection, the included titles are: Sonic Adventure DX, Sea Bass Fishing, Crazy Taxi, and Space Channel 5.