Thursday, December 18, 2014
EA’s Peter Moore Feels “Sorry For Gamers Whose World Was Cartridges”

EA’s Peter Moore Feels “Sorry For Gamers Whose World Was Cartridges”

EA’s Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore has said that he feels “sorry” for gamers who gamed during the cartridge age, as he’s sensed a longing on forums for a return of the “old times”. Moore also said that he feels “hurt” when gamers trash-talk EA developers like DICE and Bioware.

“I think people are worried gaming is going in a different direction than they were used to with N64, Sega Mega Drive, PlayStation and PlayStation 2. Everything was dominated by consoles,” Moore told Eurogamer in an interview.

“Pretty much everything was offline. You bought the game. You sat down. And you played the game until you got tired of the game. It was all on the disc. There was nothing else coming along. Sometimes I feel sorry for gamers whose world was cartridges. I sense on the boards there is a pining for the old times.”

On gamers criticizing EA devs, he said: “I do get hurt for guys who work at BioWare, who work at DICE, who work at EAC in Vancouver. These are guys who love games and are brilliant at what they do, and then read this stuff and go, well, I gave everything for that, and that’s what they think about it”

Is Moore right? Do you miss the days when cartridge gaming dominated? Share your thoughts.

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  • Ghost250

    hell yeah i miss the cartridge days. gaming meant more to me back then, then it does now. honestly though i feel bad for the kids coming into games now. they’ll never experience what is what like playing donkey kong country in 94′, or what it was like to play ocarina of time in 98′. the first time Killer Instinct came to consoles etc. all these kids know is Call Of Duty.

  • TheGrimOfDeath

    The first console I ever had was for my brother and me to play it was a Game Boy Colour, ohh it was just so great. Pokemon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so 99 in 1 game packs XD. I really wished I got to play a SNES. So that’s why I want to get a emulator!

  • nick

    THINK!?
    people ARE not “worried”, because its already happened!
    the industry has become FAR too a experience for everything rather than what it use to be, ie a very specific market!
    you dont see ferrari saying ok from now on were making the worlds fastest car, AND the worlds most luxurious, AND the worlds smoothest ride, AND the worlds best looking, AND the worlds cheapest, AND ect, ect.
    they cater to the supercar market, simple as that!
    games have become different, they have to be EVERYTHING!
    and thats why every game this year has SUCKED!
    there so boring because they have no identity, they dont know what they want to be!
    because they dont want to be anything, because that would mean only 1 thing, and that would mean loosing customers.
    end of the world that is!
    i wish this industry would go back to how it use to be, a niche market for a specific audience!
    and not the everything for everyone market!
    we REALLY need to stop being jack of all trades master of none, and become jack of few trades master of one.
    IE do ONE thing and do it REALLY well!
    not do a million things and do them half a$$ed!

  • foxton

    cartridges were awesome, you just popped it in and switched it on and bang it was there, no loading time or anything!
    i even remember a Pete sampras tennis by codemasters for the mega drive that had an additional rwo extra ports in the top of the cartridge so you could have 4 players without the need of an adapter! that was an igenious idea!
    how can you feel sorry for gamers that had all the games on a cartrideg with no online play, before the internet was even invented?!
    thats like saying you feel sorry for cavemen because they had no electricity.

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    “how can you feel sorry for gamers that had all the games on a cartrideg with no online play, before the internet was even invented?!
    thats like saying you feel sorry for cavemen because they had no electricity.” Well said.

  • http://www.starblindgames.com Christos Chatzisavvas

    Technically, the internet has been around since the Cold War, but in the form of simple packet switching.

    But yeah, I do understand what you’re saying. I miss, and don’t miss, the cartridge (and later) period(s). I miss them, because of the simplicity that was there, and less focus on trade shows and all that. No MLG was around, no E3 that circled around developers trying to impress us. Gaming was a hobby.

    But I don’t miss it, because online gaming doesn’t only mean “pew pew online CoD”. We get patches, we get DLC, we get online play, we get a lot. If a game was broken in the code back then, it was broken, the end. Nothing could be done, absolutely nothing. You just wasted 40-50-60-70$ on something that won’t work. Today, most problems can be solved with patches we get. That, I like.

  • nick

    hes not saying he feels sorry for cavemen hes saying he feels sorry for cavemen that would live in the modern era.
    cartridge gamers want allot of things from that era to come back, and that is why he feels sorry for them because its just not going to happen!