PhD Candidate in Japan, researching Narrative in Games. Responds favorably to Thrash Metal, Karaoke, and Dungeons & Dragons.
The Saddest Thing
January 23, 2014
In revising a section of my thesis, I came across this, one of the saddest things I have ever found:
"I'm now 76 years old. I may not live long enough to see Dragon Quest VI unless someone takes action soon." -Edith Jeter (as quoted in Nintendo Power, ca. 1996) "Unfortunately, after a search on Google, [Urban Champion-e] found that Edith had passed away on January 3rd (“peacefully at her home”), at the age of 91. Her obituary tells us: "Edith enjoyed reading, playing video games, and was an author of a family genealogy book that she proudly distributed to her family."
Because of development hell and economic woes for the studio, Edith never got to enjoy DQ6. "She is known in the video game world as the 76 year-old-lady who wanted a release of DQ6. I am saddened, since a remake of this game will be released on 2/14, and I was tuly hoping she would be here to play it with us all. Godspeed to you — may the Lord almighty have a special copy waiting for you in his kingdom!” - Steve Raineault, Newport, New Hampshire http://tinycartridge.com/post/3006063488/dragon-quest-vis-english-release-a-month-too-late-for