This is a funny post today on ‘Today I learned’ subreddit, the section is for people to post facts that they just learned today. This one being SEGA related, I thought it would be fun to share. The source is this wikipedia entry.
‘Moore disclosed to GamingSteve.com that at a security checkpoint at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, a TSA security agent said “I don’t need to see your passport. You’re the asshole that gave away Shenmue to Xbox.”‘
If there is anything I agree with here is that Shenmue does have one of the most vocal fanbases ever. Do I think it was bad to move Shenmue 2 to Xbox? Not necessarily, I thought it was bad not releasing the Dreamcast version along with the Xbox version.Ad:
5 responses to “A TSA officer told Peter Moore: “I don’t need to see your passport. You’re the asshole that gave away Shenmue to Xbox””
He got off easy. I would have put him in those holding boxes and pat him down, while interrogating him about sailors.
Would have been funnier if he got out the 4th disc to Shenmue to show him anyway. XD
lol @ Matty.
And funny story. Yeah, they should of putit out on Dreamcast two in the U.S. along with the Xbox version.
The only reason the XBox got Shenmue II is because Peter Moore took it from the Dreamcast and put it on there to get himself a job with Microsoft.
Aside from that, I think it was bad to move Shenmue 2 to Xbox:
– Xbox didn’t get Shenmue 1. Shenmue “The Movie” was better than nothing but still not enough to convince some people to join a series part-way through the story.
– People who bought an Xbox chose that console for a reason, and that reason wasn’t to play RPGs set in the Far East. The demographic that Shenmue would have appealed to were more likely to have bought a PS2.
– Hardcore fans of the series had already imported the Dreamcast version from Europe.