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by Auto-Fox
Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Any other Analog Recording enthusiats?
Replies: 8
Views: 3487

Hm, I may have to look that up...
...also, if anyone knows a good source for blank S-VHS tape stock, I'm trying to find one...
by Auto-Fox
Sat Dec 25, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Any other Analog Recording enthusiats?
Replies: 8
Views: 3487

Any other Analog Recording enthusiats?

Greetings, people of 3DO Zone! Some of you may not know this, but I am a GIGANTIC analog recording nut. I own numerous various analog recording and playback devices for audio and video, including LaserDisc players, VCRs, Compact Cassette decks and even vinyl record turntables. I had a very good Chri...
by Auto-Fox
Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: All german blogs / websites offline early in January 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3485

Nah, it won't be anything like that. It won't be CENSORSHIP you have to deal with, it'll be stuff like the privatization of libraries and such.
Pay-per-page, anyone?
by Auto-Fox
Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: All german blogs / websites offline early in January 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3485

This kinda reminds me of the whole Net Neutrality thing that's going down here in the states. Over here, we have corporate interests funding both sides of the debate, and being represented by technologically illiterate politicians who think the internet is just another entertainment service, like ca...
by Auto-Fox
Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: I won a Sega 32X
Replies: 32
Views: 9709

Metal Head is a pretty good 32X game, though I've only played it at a friend's house. Also, I would invest in a Mega CD, simply because it has a few decent games, plus you get to claim you have the unholy amalgamation of a console that is the Sega Mega Drive 32X CD. *whew* Android Assault and Popful...
by Auto-Fox
Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What films / TV have you seen recently?
Replies: 83
Views: 19690

Watched Judge Dredd last night. It's just as bad as they say.
It's a pretty fun movie though. ^^
by Auto-Fox
Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Flying Nightmares
Replies: 8
Views: 2047

The Harrier is just about THE most difficult aircraft to fly EVER. Only the cream of the RAF are able to fly them.
...which means, if you're able to play this game, TECHNICALLY you're up there with the best of them.
by Auto-Fox
Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO vs. 32X CD!
Replies: 47
Views: 11011

^^ Wow, we've all gone WAY off topic, haven't we... not that I'm complaining, mind. Anyway, Sega has had its own batch of revolutionary ideas that just couldn't hack it, not that it ever got them anywhere... There was the Activator, for all it was worth... very interesting concept, 'cept the executi...
by Auto-Fox
Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Party like it's April 1995...
Replies: 17
Views: 4409

Let me go warm up the TARDIS.
by Auto-Fox
Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:00 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO vs. 32X CD!
Replies: 47
Views: 11011

Personally, I think the worst designed controller of the 32-bit era had to be the Nintendo 64 controller. It's big, awkward, and the control stick is right in the middle of the pad where my thumb can barely reach. Same goes for the Z button. What confuses me is how it got such rave reviews from the ...
by Auto-Fox
Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO vs. 32X CD!
Replies: 47
Views: 11011

I dunno... I always kinda liked the Dreamcast controller.
Guess I just have the right sized hands for it or something.
by Auto-Fox
Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO vs. 32X CD!
Replies: 47
Views: 11011

Personally, I think the 32X (with some changes made to the architecture) was the route Sega should have gone during the 32-bit era. The Saturn, powerful as it was (and freaking AWESOME as it was. Still my favorite retro console of all, with 3DO a close second), was complicated and 'SPENSIVE. The 32X...
by Auto-Fox
Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO vs. 32X CD!
Replies: 47
Views: 11011

3DO vs. 32X CD!

What hath science wrought! As of a few days ago, I'm now the proud owner of perhaps the most ungodly amalgamation of both fail and awesome in gaming history. Amid its nest of wires, on a shelf in my bedroom, is a device I henceforth dub The Creature. This Frankensteinian creation consists of a Sega ...
by Auto-Fox
Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:41 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Is Laserdisc the 3DO of home cinema?
Replies: 51
Views: 19224

Ooh! Ooh! *flails hand* Anyway, bad news, as I expected something's effed up inside the player. I suspect it's just 30 years worth of dust, but the electronics in this thing are so complex I'm hesitant to take it apart. It's uses a helium laser tube. That sh*t is delicate. Or, wouldn't it be great i...
by Auto-Fox
Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What would your epic final battle be like?
Replies: 19
Views: 5581

Weird Asian foodstuffs aside... My epic final boss battle would start as a space battle, ala Mobile Suit Gundam. My rival and I would first duke it out in giant robots in space while our respective factions fought around us, and then we would descend into an O'Neil Cylinder-type space colony. The ro...
by Auto-Fox
Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Is Laserdisc the 3DO of home cinema?
Replies: 51
Views: 19224

Really, really sorry to necromance an old topic, but I have some extraordinary news. I NOW HAVE A VP-1000 !!!1! Released in 1980, it was pretty much the second ever LaserDisc player, after Phillips released the format and first player in 1979. It's a BEAST, it must weigh at least 30 pounds! My dad f...
by Auto-Fox
Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Ultimate Gaming Retail Emporium
Replies: 27
Views: 7503

Two words. Open bar. ... Seriously though, I think a good business practice would be having a system set up to let people test their purchases before buying them. Quality assurances are all well and good, but it's best to be sure, especially to people who have been burned in the past by broken games...
by Auto-Fox
Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Recommend a Sega game
Replies: 38
Views: 27816

Dinosaurs for Hire for the Sega Genesis. It's a run-n'-gun shooter, similar to Contra, based off an obscure comic book that only ran 21 issues, which begs the question of how it merited a video game. In any case, it's not a bad game, and I recommend it for anyone who likes the genre.
by Auto-Fox
Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: THQ has no Sympathy
Replies: 8
Views: 2670

Yes. And then it goes away...
by Auto-Fox
Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: THQ has no Sympathy
Replies: 8
Views: 2670

And this, dear friends, is why I only collect pre-PS2... The entire concept of online play and down-loadable content on consoles is fundamentally flawed, and nobody in the mainstream media seems to be able to see it. Now, these games work GREAT in the short term. The VERY short term. As long as the ...
by Auto-Fox
Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: TurboGrafx-16: My Preecioussss...
Replies: 19
Views: 5259

Ah, that's too bad, I would've taken it off your hands anyway.
by Auto-Fox
Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: TurboGrafx-16: My Preecioussss...
Replies: 19
Views: 5259

Sounds about right. TurboDuos aren't exactly thick on the ground, and they're more desirable than the standard TurboGrafx. There are only a handful of games for the Turbo CD I'm interested in, though, so it's not REALLY a priority for me at the moment. I AM, however, desperately searching for a Turb...
by Auto-Fox
Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: TurboGrafx-16: My Preecioussss...
Replies: 19
Views: 5259

'Fraid you'll have to wait. I don't have a camera at my disposal.
by Auto-Fox
Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: TurboGrafx-16: My Preecioussss...
Replies: 19
Views: 5259

TurboGrafx-16: My Preecioussss...

So, fellow collectors, as of two days ago I am pleased to announce I have acquired a TurboGrafx-16, finally completing my collection of all the major players in the 16-bit wars. Makes meh HAPPEH. I got it for $89 at the "local" (and by that I mean an hour away, New Hampshire is a DEAD ZONE for retro...
by Auto-Fox
Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: THQ has no Sympathy
Replies: 8
Views: 2670

Ahhhh THQ. I don't think I've EVER seen them produce an even half-decent game by themselves. Ever. They feel they're getting screwed over by the resale market? Well, I have no sympathy. Also, woe betide those who show disdain toward the collector market. Not that I care much. Most THQ games I wouldn...
by Auto-Fox
Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Riding the bear! Can't stop now!
Replies: 81
Views: 17942

IT MAKES SO MUCH SENSE!!!1!!11
by Auto-Fox
Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: Sonic in Training
Replies: 12
Views: 6650

3DO Experience wrote:Don't worry about it too much Fox. I wanted the CD solely for looks. Out of all my games the carts are better for the most part.
Oh, I figured as much. It's just that most of the recent home-brew releases for Jaguar tend to be on CD.
Plus, I think the Jaguar CD VLM is cool.
by Auto-Fox
Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: Sonic in Training
Replies: 12
Views: 6650

...heh, it's funny because Wii means-*destroyed*
It's too bad, I probably won't ever be able to afford a Jaguar CD.
I'm getting a Jaguar soon, though. ^^
by Auto-Fox
Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Emulation
Topic: Running an emulator, when you have a console?
Replies: 32
Views: 22569

No faster than 4x? Really? Hm. I believe my burned copies were burned at at least 6x speed, and they actually work almost perfectly on my GoldStar 3DO.
by Auto-Fox
Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: Homebrew without a Mac/Mac emulator. Yes we can.
Replies: 52
Views: 38107

Shmups aren't hard, really. It's one of the first things I learned to make when I learned to use Game Maker, many moons ago.
Not that I'm any good with it now.