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by Vance
Sat May 28, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: What did the 3DO need?
Replies: 53
Views: 14387

Actually, Sony was pretty cheap on licencing at launch, but got more expensive later. They also came close to emulating 3DO's anything goes on content approach, but that REALLY changed. Nintendo was the worst monster we've had, historically. Insane fees, penalties for multi-platform releases, extra ...
by Vance
Sat May 28, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: What did the 3DO need?
Replies: 53
Views: 14387

Television ads weren't as important back then, but you make a good point in that 3DO barely advertised anywhere. By comparison, Sony parlayed experience in related fields and sent free promo materials to every store they could find, no matter how small. Go into our old Gameworld and you'd be assault...
by Vance
Sat May 28, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: What did the 3DO need?
Replies: 53
Views: 14387

I use the hell out of my PS3's photo album feature, mostly for... wait, meandering. The point is, it was an idea before its time that added to the final cost. I loved the idea, but it needed more storage and both feet in the digital age.
by Vance
Sat May 28, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: What did the 3DO need?
Replies: 53
Views: 14387

them all together. Including the sound chips. Anyway, most of that power was used keeping these two boards working together and made the system notoriously hard to program for at no extra payoff. 3. "Multimedia entertainment wankfest of next week". Notice how consoles are replacing the rest of the e...
by Vance
Sat May 28, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: What did the 3DO need?
Replies: 53
Views: 14387

and thus had to make a profit on consoles. I don't think the real production costs were ever made public. An amusing note: The Saturn was built to beat the 3DO in the early design stages with a completed 2D board when the PS1 specs were released. The solution? Create a second 3D board to work with t...
by Vance
Sat May 28, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: What did the 3DO need?
Replies: 53
Views: 14387

d-pad until the Dual Shock came out. 2. Early tech adoption. Can't be helped. It's always more expensive to go first, but that's not the only reason the price sucked. I have a friend who worked at 3DO post-console who explained that no first party console turns a profit, being sold near cost. That's...
by Vance
Sat May 28, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: What did the 3DO need?
Replies: 53
Views: 14387

What did the 3DO need?

Okay, obviously the 3DO fell like a meteorite with an inexplicable anchor. Time for wild speculation as to how it might have lived. Add/debate as you see fit! 1. PC ports. The design made this inevitable, but did 3DO even TRY to court devs into bringing quality games? I saw one dev chat shut down ha...
by Vance
Sat May 28, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Hospital food
Replies: 11
Views: 2746

Time to sleep off a heavy dose of fuckyouupium. I have definite instructions on how not to kill people by standing too close.
by Vance
Fri May 27, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO Games you've spent the most time playing.
Replies: 37
Views: 9289

I believe both Dragon's Lair and Space Ace had cut material in the CD-ROM days, at least on the 3DO. I had the initial CD PC release of DL and it felt incomplete.

Need to add to my list:

Return Fire

Star Control II

Road Rash
by Vance
Fri May 27, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Hospital food
Replies: 11
Views: 2746

Yeah, the free clinics in Florida were huge fans of strict borders. The one here asked for an ID, but didn't even slow down at the fact that I had nothing. Real champs. I know nothing about Japanese healthcare. I was very Henry Rollins in health when I lived there, and made it a quest to know as lit...
by Vance
Thu May 26, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Hospital food
Replies: 11
Views: 2746

is like a subtle version of a Korean woman. Be obviously well-off and 80% of the deal is already done. I'd never seen such mercenary personals until moving here.
by Vance
Thu May 26, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Hospital food
Replies: 11
Views: 2746

American hospitals are typically run by huge "gifts" from drug manufacturers. I went to a free clinic and walked out with two excellent prescriptions. A big private hospital, same health issue? EIGHT KINDS OF PILLS. That helps breakfast go down. Now this private hospital also had a menu that was at ...
by Vance
Thu May 26, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO d-pad underrated?
Replies: 20
Views: 9535

I can confirm that the controllers were problematic on diagonals, though I don't know details. Our rental unit at olde Game World? A horrible machine to play Street Fighter II on. Forget special moves.
by Vance
Thu May 26, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO Games you've spent the most time playing.
Replies: 37
Views: 9289

The major addictions in college (I was a late adopter, paying $150 for anew unit) were the game shows and Battlesport. But the main single player obsession late at night was definitely Star Fighter. Freeform maps AND deformable terrain on the 3DO. It made it look like every other dev had their thumb...
by Vance
Wed May 25, 2011 5:05 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Hospital food
Replies: 11
Views: 2746

world's smallest woman and you just had some horrible accident so that somebody else has to feed you.
by Vance
Wed May 25, 2011 5:01 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Hospital food
Replies: 11
Views: 2746

(I like crisp vegetables and not murdering the nutritional value of) but mayo? The ads lie unless they say this: Mayonaise: Say hello to bad breath, fat, and empty calories. Mayonaise: Finally, eating semen without the social stigma. Mayonaise: Raping the shit out of eggs and macaroni since the poin...
by Vance
Wed May 25, 2011 4:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Hospital food
Replies: 11
Views: 2746

Hospital food

I've had some time to register my full dislike of many, many things people are moronic enough to put in food. The average Western idea of "edible" is horrifying. I mean why not have a higher volume of red and green peppess than the actual BREAKFAST they cover? So you can make it to age 24 and be abl...
by Vance
Tue May 24, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: favourite movies
Replies: 17
Views: 6280

Erin Brokovich

Screwed

My Dog Skip
by Vance
Tue May 24, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Long time franchises?
Replies: 12
Views: 2893

Always wanted to try Iron Soldier. Always looking for well-made mech games. MechWarrior was good. NEVERMIND, here comes Microsoft's money. Now it feels like you're the bully stomping through Toy Town.

Speaking of which, they're making another Steel Battalion. For the Kinect. Morons.
by Vance
Tue May 24, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Long time franchises?
Replies: 12
Views: 2893

The 3DO RR essentially was part four. The series started on the Genesis.
by Vance
Tue May 24, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: The nicest thing you can say...
Replies: 38
Views: 9220

Having been in Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, I was also confused by the epic sounds that built up in the game's virtual counterparts. Caves only make sounds like that if they also happen to be giant mouths
by Vance
Tue May 24, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: The nicest thing you can say...
Replies: 38
Views: 9220

The teaser to Neurodancer.

While I didn't think it was the worst, merely bad, the fun intro and Australian indie tracks in Quarantine were great.

I have a bizarre love/hate thing with Dragon Lore that I'm not sure I can articulate. There was a sub-realness to it that pleased me.
by Vance
Tue May 24, 2011 4:32 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Frakin' Console.
Replies: 23
Views: 5836

It is... for some reason they put me in the ICU with Nurse Ratched and no toilets, just a publicly-placed plastic commode. They still haven't discovered I dumped my dinner in there... whole and unprocessed. My pride is great and terrible.
by Vance
Mon May 23, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: IF DOOM had been as good on 3DO as it was on Jaguar . . .
Replies: 35
Views: 9806

Oh yeah, Burger also created the ultimate polish to the old Bard's Tale games. Play Dragon Wars if you haven't.
by Vance
Mon May 23, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: IF DOOM had been as good on 3DO as it was on Jaguar . . .
Replies: 35
Views: 9806

Burger Bill was named for his habit of buying a ton of burgers during the dev crunch period and hoarding them in a desk drawer, taking up to a week to go through them. An office greeting would be to say "Bill" to him, and he'd reply "Burger." I asked Romero how accurate Masters of Doom was. He told ...
by Vance
Mon May 23, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Frakin' Console.
Replies: 23
Views: 5836

Aaaaand I'm back in the hospital. Makes sense that at least one doctor's password was about money. This PSP is a damn lifeline.
by Vance
Sat May 21, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Frakin' Console.
Replies: 23
Views: 5836

Not much to bicker about. Stupid oversight = needed downtime + Sony shutting everybody up with generous freebies. Smart ending, that.
by Vance
Sat May 21, 2011 5:21 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Frakin' Console.
Replies: 23
Views: 5836

For my part: Liver failure *Make will *Figure out who I savage first with my newfound impunity *Wait, the ER doc jumped the gun. Liver DAMAGE, not failure *Damn Jaundice *Never gonna hear the end of this. Lost 25 pounds *No... never gonna hear the end of THIS *Yep. The woman's dad thinks I'm on crac...
by Vance
Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sony's NGP
Replies: 48
Views: 14397

Instead we look for graphics. We look for Ridge Racer, for Street Fighter, for Uncharted, for whatever, big names, big spender, big dazzler. Are you REALLY in such a rush to malign series with excellent gameplay just because they don't use Nintendo's current version of the Super Scope Six and thus ...
by Vance
Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sims 3 mutant edition
Replies: 5
Views: 2342

Human centipede.