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by Vance
Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Need additional information for a pretty long 3DO article
Replies: 64
Views: 13453

That's an interesting brief, but I wish it sourced certain information; I strongly suspect it's overplayed in parts to make the firm's portfolio look stronger. Over 100 devs? They were barely up to 100 titles (including demo packs) when it was becoming clear they were a lost cause.
by Vance
Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: New Jaguar CD game up for order!
Replies: 35
Views: 14262

Now hold up. Is this an unlicensed burn, and if so where are the pitchforks?
by Vance
Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:18 am
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: New Jaguar CD game up for order!
Replies: 35
Views: 14262

Austin, do yourself a big favor and find critical reviews. Universal low marks and talk about how abysmal the engine is. Everybody notes that the concept is cool, and it is, but that getting there by grafting a spreadsheet to a nigh unplayable FPS is not. Make no mistake, put this on your shelf and ...
by Vance
Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:58 am
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: New Jaguar CD game up for order!
Replies: 35
Views: 14262

It's an ambitious but horrible micromanagement survival sim. The most... only fun to be had is seeing who can self-amputate the most limbs.

Also, Robinson's RECTUM? That ain't fish you're smelling...
by Vance
Tue May 31, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: New Jaguar CD game up for order!
Replies: 35
Views: 14262

Well, if nothing else, I no longer get the nagging feeling that I've been price gouging.
by Vance
Tue May 31, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO TV leads - best option?
Replies: 31
Views: 6969

Any AV cable will do, but S cables have three varients. Both can be found at any low-rent electronics shop, though I think S is less common in Europe.
by Vance
Mon May 30, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO TV leads - best option?
Replies: 31
Views: 6969

S-Video is best picture, but you'd still need AV red and white for stereo sound. Practically speaking though, S-vid barely improves over AV yellow vid. I'd only pick up the S if it were a few bucks.
by Vance
Mon May 30, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO "Meets"?
Replies: 24
Views: 5176

He'll always be with us in spirit. And a few tufts of hairy scalp. And something I finally yanked out of my radiator, I think it's a finger.

Damn driver's side door unlatches whenever I roll down the window. Your lawn will at least grow back in.
by Vance
Mon May 30, 2011 3:33 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: What did the 3DO need?
Replies: 53
Views: 14387

You can go telling me how to define things and I can care, but it's really likely that only one of these things happened today.

3DOKid: That's the only time I've heard "suck it and see" outside a Smith & Jones sketch.
by Vance
Mon May 30, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Gex sequels
Replies: 3
Views: 1412

Gex 64... doesn't exist. I do not have "HAS ANYBODY SEEN FOX MULDER'S SISTER" stuck in my head.

Also, average 2D game becomes average 3D game. No net loss/gain.
by Vance
Mon May 30, 2011 3:20 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO Games you've spent the most time playing.
Replies: 37
Views: 9287

So hard that he's flipped back around, actually. Damndest thing.
by Vance
Sun May 29, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Daily Wrath
Replies: 21
Views: 4417

The Daily Wrath

I have nothing against fat people, but if they openly insult you they should really be able to handle being called Two-Dinner. Getting some of the store stock back now and the PS3/360/certain PSP items aren't here. Hopefully misplaced, but the rage is on standby. I kept the new 360 games in a folder...
by Vance
Sun May 29, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: FOUND!
Replies: 8
Views: 3790

Gratz. Someday I will play a Jaguar.
by Vance
Sun May 29, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: What did the 3DO need?
Replies: 53
Views: 14387

I am being rigid, I stated that at the top of the list. Because this isn't a thread for our top five lists, it's about why the system failed!

Somebody mentioned there's a lot of crap on other systems as well. But they sure had more than two killer apps. That's the meat of the discussion.
by Vance
Sun May 29, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: What did the 3DO need?
Replies: 53
Views: 14387

Paid five bucks for it and still felt ripped off. The terrain was a soupy mess of mediocre 3D repeat tiles, the gameplay sulked somewhere below adequacy, and the objectives were cleverly hidden from the player... what they were as well as where. This turned the game into some Mad Max fuel-rationing ...
by Vance
Sun May 29, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: What did the 3DO need?
Replies: 53
Views: 14387

I was more addressing Trev on that one, a man who hopefully didn't dig Blade Force.
by Vance
Sun May 29, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: What did the 3DO need?
Replies: 53
Views: 14387

20-30 AAA titles. 20-30 system sellers. Not even in Japan, but dare to dream. EDIT: AAA means a game that can push tin on its own merits due to near universal appeal within its genre. It's NOT just stuff YOU like. I think Battlesport should sell systems, it's an awesome game. It didn't, so it ain't ...
by Vance
Sun May 29, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: The Unofficial 3DO Zone FAQ. A welcome from your host.
Replies: 43
Views: 31245

That's my bid for the banning mentioned earlier.
by Vance
Sun May 29, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: What did the 3DO need?
Replies: 53
Views: 14387

Also to your question: Yes. I loved the 3DO, but I often find myself playing devil's advocate more than most. Somebody has to go around smashing the rose-colored glasses.
by Vance
Sun May 29, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: The Unofficial 3DO Zone FAQ. A welcome from your host.
Replies: 43
Views: 31245

I have eight cents and a half-completed Subway stamp card that they haven't accepted since at least 2006.
by Vance
Sun May 29, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO "Meets"?
Replies: 24
Views: 5176

That FAQ was edited down to avoid scaring people, too. We don't talk about what happened to poor, dear Lightning...
by Vance
Sun May 29, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: What did the 3DO need?
Replies: 53
Views: 14387

Studio 3DO releases together because that's probably how they'd need to be marketed to push consoles. As for Flashback and EA Sports, they were too saturated on consoles people already owned. I even debated taking SC2 off the list, but as an exclusive and cult hit kept it. So notice that there are o...
by Vance
Sun May 29, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: What did the 3DO need?
Replies: 53
Views: 14387

If 3DO had bundled SSF2T with the console they would have had a stampede of customers. Also they'd probably go bankrupt, but no plan is perfect. Okay, let's look at games that might be system sellers with the right push: NFS Road Rash Samurai Shodown Star Control 2 Studio 3DO releases as a whole I a...
by Vance
Sun May 29, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: What did the 3DO need?
Replies: 53
Views: 14387

3DO Kid and NikeX said it best. I should have said system sellers. I never played NFS (Not a racing fan until Gran Turismo's insane detail levels let me drive and tweak old musclers in lurid detail) but I thought NFS was surely a big title? Okay, being brutal and using the unreliable brain 'o mine, ...
by Vance
Sun May 29, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Wow moments on the 3DO?
Replies: 18
Views: 6073

I remember those days. Probably a byproduct of the home computer boom. Who wants to design six different boxes and pay six different printing setup fees when a sticker in the corner would do?
by Vance
Sun May 29, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO Games you've spent the most time playing.
Replies: 37
Views: 9287

Do yourself a treat and track that one down!
by Vance
Sun May 29, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: What did the 3DO need?
Replies: 53
Views: 14387

Oh right... I forgot to register my staff for E3... The problem with the Wii, from a retail POV, is that it's backslid to the hardcore Nintendo faithful and those precious "casual gamers" that make up the bulk. Problem: The casuals are still all playing Wii Sports with a side of having forgotten the...
by Vance
Sun May 29, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: What did the 3DO need?
Replies: 53
Views: 14387

To your question I say no, pushing a game console as anything but is like taking a long time to burn your money. The average consumer is there for the games, which I believe the 3DO lived and died on. A few gems, but not worth it for all the crap to sift through. Of the AAA titles I owned, I saw eac...
by Vance
Sun May 29, 2011 5:16 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: What did the 3DO need?
Replies: 53
Views: 14387

that needed more time for devs to learn (the best of them need time. Look at early PS2 games next to Jak 3 or God Hand. That's what's sad about DirectX, you've seen 98% of the potential on day 3 because it's so unambitious.) Look, I loved WC3, but the game parts were pretty weak next to the 3DO titl...
by Vance
Sun May 29, 2011 5:07 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: What did the 3DO need?
Replies: 53
Views: 14387

NikeX (and the discussion, ideally) is focusing on why the system flopped, consumers and investors being wildly different beasts here. But to address that, the 3DO was not some wildly new kind of device. It took a bunch of pre-existing functions and put them together, rather than inventing a single ...