Dragon Quest VI Arrives Too Late For Gaming Grandmother

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    In 1995, Enix America closed, throwing plans for an English release of Dragon Quest VI into doubt. "I may not live long enough to see Dragon Quest VI," wrote one fan. She wasn't exaggerating. She was 76 at the time.

    After 15 years, Dragon Quest VI will get an English localization on Feb. 14, but it came about six weeks too late for Edith Jeter of Puyallup, Wash. A 1996 edition of Nintendo Power discussing Enix America's closure featured Jeter's letter. "I'm now 76 years old. I may not live long enough to see Dragon Quest VI unless someone takes action soon," she wrote.

    Urban Champion-e, a forum member at Racketboy, ran across the issue and letter recently and wondered what became of Mrs. Jeter. After a Google search, he discovered she died peacefully at her home on Jan. 3. She was 91. She is survived by two children, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

    "Edith enjoyed reading, playing video games, and was an author of a family genealogy book that she proudly distributed to her family," says her obituary.

    The obituary's guest book contains this tribute.

    Your letter in Nintendo Power Volume 82 was the first thing I thought of when I heard DQ6 was finally coming to America. I never knew you, but you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.[/p]
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    You're never too old for video games, regardless of what people say.

    I hope you've had a fantastic life along with your fill of gaming.
    R.I.P.
     
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    Aww...that's sweet...and sad. [​IMG]

    I've never seen anyone over 50 years old touch a video game(that wasn't Wii Sports)!

    R.I.P. gaming grandma.
     
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    I'm going to name my MC Jeter.
     
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    I met a guy on Animal Crossing who was over 50.
     
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    Creepy...
     
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    That's sad....
    I guess people died waiting for Gran Turismo 5 too ([​IMG]....)
     
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    That must have killed her [pun not intended], that the game is finally getting a release, and then she passes away. As sad as it is, it's ironic in a way too. Not meaning to sound like a dick so shut up and don't lecture me.

    Still, sad that she didn't get a chance to play the game she waited for for all these years.
     
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    Thats incredibly sweet and sad.

    RIP gaming grandma, i'll remember you [​IMG]
     
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    Wow, that's really a heart-warming anecdote.

    Today it's rare that people this age are playing video games - because they didn't know it when they were young. But our generation who is used to video games, has a much higher chance to keep coming back to VG now and then for the rest of our life.. maybe even more so when we are retired, due to more spare time.

    I'm 28 now. I am sure I still play some games when I'm 50. So there is nothing creepy about it.
     
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    strong women, lovable wife, lucky grandmother, gamer. rip

    in our generation the probability to play on games at an age over 50 is higher, all folks are familiarize to medium, the gaming sector is no more that sneered little branche on verge.
     
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    Wow, I never knew an old gamer who was married and had children. A female who was a died hard DQ fan, she died without any regrets of playing video games. It does really hit close from home...
     
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    All I can say is, some games really stood the test of time.
     
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    Wow

    Wonder how many people died while waiting for DNF?
     
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    My corp leader in eve onlie he is 68 and still playes eve from time to time
     
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    awwwwwwwwwwwww..that was reallly sad..

    BTW what LOOT did she drop? rare?
     

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