Dragon Quest VI Arrives Too Late For Gaming Grandmother

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Raiser, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Raiser

    Raiser I am mad scientist.

    May 31, 2008
    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]
    [​IMG] Source

    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.
  2. ineap09

    ineap09 GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 18, 2010
    Many places. O_O MemeLove: 4/5
    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.
  3. Mr.Positive

    Mr.Positive GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 2, 2009
    United States

    I'm going to name my MC Jeter.
  4. Maplemage

    Maplemage ಠ_ಠ

    Sep 23, 2008
    Why would you care?
    I met a guy on Animal Crossing who was over 50.
  5. jackdanielchan

    jackdanielchan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 15, 2009
  6. Cuelhu

    Cuelhu GBATemp's Pepelatz Driver

    May 19, 2010
    Fantasy Land
    when mom come to my place, we sometimes watch anime. Never played videogames with me before, but now she is curious. [​IMG]
  7. DryYoshi

    DryYoshi Love child of Dry Bones and Yoshi

    Mar 16, 2008
    Yoshi's Island
    That's sad....
    I guess people died waiting for Gran Turismo 5 too ([​IMG]....)
  8. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 8, 2009
    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.
  9. NiGHtS

    NiGHtS GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 9, 2007
    Thats incredibly sweet and sad.

    RIP gaming grandma, i'll remember you [​IMG]
  10. cosmiccow

    cosmiccow Original Hippie

    Feb 5, 2008
    Gambia, The
    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.
  11. blackdragonbaham

    blackdragonbaham GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 12, 2009
    Gambia, The
    hyper dystopian dimension
    sad little story:.
    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.
  12. Canonbeat234

    Canonbeat234 Redeemed Temper

    Sep 24, 2008
    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...
  13. XtremeCore

    XtremeCore GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 22, 2009
    United States
    All I can say is, some games really stood the test of time.
  14. SparkFenix

    SparkFenix GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 6, 2010

    Wonder how many people died while waiting for DNF?
  15. ThePeon

    ThePeon Advanced Member

    Jan 2, 2011
    Saudi Arabia
    fuck u
    My corp leader in eve onlie he is 68 and still playes eve from time to time
  16. supervenice

    supervenice GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    United States
    awwwwwwwwwwwww..that was reallly sad..

    BTW what LOOT did she drop? rare?
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