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by Martin III
Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:04 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Dave Needle
Replies: 4
Views: 1588

Re: Dave Needle

Thanks for passing on the sad word, ewhac. Like most here, I only knew Mr. Needle by his work in the field, but it nonetheless makes me feel a bit sad to know that he's gone. After all, said work had made my life a little bit happier.
by Martin III
Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: They're back!
Replies: 4
Views: 1515

Re: They're back!

its a phenomenal game. It's somewhat comical how long it took them to get the controls down. Not as long as it took me. I had forgotten until I watched the video (or maybe it was a mental block?), but the timing for when you're supposed to press the button is not at all what you expect it to be. Of...
by Martin III
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Poor Goldstar...
Replies: 6
Views: 1812

Re: Poor Goldstar...

The Goldstar was a bit crap compared to the Panasonic anyway, never seen a Sanyo but id reckon itd be about as good as the Panasonic. I think, regardless of the quality of the Goldstar 3DO Interactive Multiplayer units, Goldstar's support of the 3DO was important. It countered the growing suspicion...
by Martin III
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: They're back!
Replies: 4
Views: 1515

Re: They're back!

Oh man, I'll have to check that out. Kind of a surprising pick for them, actually, which has me all the more intrigued.
by Martin III
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Recent 3DO Purchases
Replies: 420
Views: 84678

Re: Recent 3DO Purchases

The standard Panasonic controller is pretty excellent too, unless you want to play a one-on-one fighting game.
by Martin III
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Poor Goldstar...
Replies: 6
Views: 1812

Poor Goldstar...

I considered putting this in the "Magazine tidbits" thread, but I think this merits its own discussion topic beyond just the clipping I've posted below. I've long wondered how exactly the actual discontinuation of the 3DO worked, since it was manufactured by three different companies. Was there a bi...
by Martin III
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: The Iron Soldier Thread.
Replies: 7
Views: 2739

Re: The Iron Soldier Thread.

The Laird wrote:It was also the 4th best selling game on the Jaguar (after AVP, T2K and Doom)
Where'd you get that from? My researches have failed to dig up any information on sales of Jaguar games.
by Martin III
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: Creature Shock for Jaguar CD
Replies: 32
Views: 9274

Re: Creature Shock for Jaguar CD

I'm not going to get too far into this but that was one example that sticks out that was very blatant. No of course not basing it on one review. You assumed that. I had no choice but to assume it, since you've said absolutely nothing else to support your bizarre claim that GamePro is biased. Quite ...
by Martin III
Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 816
Views: 260464

Re: Introduce yourself.

Heya. I love my 3DO! I got a FZ-1 in a flea market with three games for $10 long ago in my teens. I am slowly collecting new things for it. I do use mine as a multi media player. You can hit me up on FB: Daemon lord gomazoa I post a lot on FB group: Panasonic 3DO My YT videos: My 3DO stuff: http://...
by Martin III
Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Wolfenstein 3D Aarrghhh!
Replies: 33
Views: 17563

Re: Wolfenstein 3D Aarrghhh!

Can't believe I haven't posted in this thread before. Wolfenstein 3D is one of my favorite 3DO games, and it's definitely one of the most polished releases the system got. I actually prefer the gameplay and themes over Doom. It's much more stealth-based, and really gets the blood pumping. In general...
by Martin III
Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DOkid Blog 2.0 is fully operational.
Replies: 10
Views: 2764

Re: 3DOkid Blog 2.0 is fully operational.

Checked out more of the screenshots today. And the comments. Lots of Japanese games that I had never heard of, or had heard of but knew next to nothing about (I'd heard that Twinkle Nights is one of the few 3DO games which won't play on North American systems). And it's good to see The Horde and Psy...
by Martin III
Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Looking for old Gex dev interview
Replies: 8
Views: 2222

Re: Looking for old Gex dev interview

I'll admit, the art design is something of a weak point in the otherwise amazing Gex, and this story does a fair amount to explain why. I find it funny how much the original concept for the game sounds just like Bug Too! for the Saturn. Anyway, good read. Gex is such a packed game with, as critics n...
by Martin III
Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: 3DO M2 Forum
Topic: M2 Games: Killing Time sequel?
Replies: 2
Views: 1456

M2 Games: Killing Time sequel?

This little clipping was taken from the April 1996 issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly: http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af317/Martin-III/Magazine%20clippings/Escape%20from%20Monster%20Manor_zpseozqf88q.png This caught me off guard as I'd never heard about a potential sequel to Killing Time before...
by Martin III
Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: Polygonal rendering
Replies: 1
Views: 1017

Polygonal rendering

Okay. So I know the 3DO and the Saturn render polygonal models using quadrilaterals. And I know the PlayStation renders polygonal models using triangles.

What does the Jaguar use?
by Martin III
Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: Towers II
Replies: 19
Views: 5013

Re: Towers II Walkthrough

I played through using my guide and beat it from start to finish in a matter of hours today. Most of that time spent swinging the heavier swords and missing. Seems like the accuracy of your strikes was based on rolling dice or something. Cool game 8) Belated reply, but this is very common in games ...
by Martin III
Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DOkid Blog 2.0 is fully operational.
Replies: 10
Views: 2764

Re: 3DOkid Blog 2.0 is fully operational.

Way awesome. I just had fun reading through a half dozen posts... Will post comments later. Probably. I have no familiarity with Tumblr either, but I dig seeing screenshots of a whole bunch of 3DO games splattered across the page.
by Martin III
Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Virtuoso
Replies: 14
Views: 3113

Re: Virtuoso

I've always had a vague sort of curiosity about this game, since it looks so different from anything else. Maybe I'll emulate it one of these days. I don't think I'll ever stir up enough interest to buy it, except perhaps as part of an Ebay bundle.
by Martin III
Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO dreams
Replies: 8
Views: 1864

Re: 3DO dreams

klogg wrote:A few days ago I dreamed that during a bus trip, stopped at an old bookstore and found stacked in a corner several 3DO games covered in dust. But I was broke in the dream and the bus was leaving never to return. It was a true nightmare.
Wooo, I'm glad I've never had a dream like that... yet...
by Martin III
Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:09 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO dreams
Replies: 8
Views: 1864

3DO dreams

Yup, bizarrely enough, the 3DO entered my dreams the other night. I haven't even had the system hooked up for months now. In my dream, someone on these boards had unearthed a near-complete beta of an unreleased 3DO game called Ninjakoshi. Yeah, Ninjakoshi, as in "Ninja Koshi" - get it? I don't eithe...
by Martin III
Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: 3DO M2 Forum
Topic: Next Generation 'M2 just not good enough'
Replies: 5
Views: 3045

Re: Next Generation 'M2 just not good enough'

Yeah, good read. Coming out with the M2 at that time would indeed have been a risky venture; the PS1 just had too firm a hold on the market. It would take a full generational leap to break it.
by Martin III
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: In-house Jaguar games
Replies: 1
Views: 1035

In-house Jaguar games

It's often been remarked that the bulk of Atari's Jaguar games were farmed out to outside developers. So I'm a bit curious: Which Jaguar games were developed in-house by Atari?
by Martin III
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Shall we have a top 3? Okay, lets...
Replies: 5
Views: 1519

Re: Shall we have a top 3? Okay, lets...

Hmmm, I've played exactly three of the listed games. Maybe I should play one of the remaining four just so I can place a legitimate vote.
by Martin III
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Memory Unit - Worth it? (nevermind, it's mine now xP)
Replies: 12
Views: 2488

Re: Memory Unit - Worth it? (nevermind, it's mine now xP)

Surprisingly enough, it's still working after all these years! There were a couple of MegaRace files inside, one Gex save, and something I couldn't identify by the name. Try taking a look in this thread ; we might have it listed there. Also, cool beans on getting the memory cartridge. Though I've u...
by Martin III
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: My Old Blog
Replies: 11
Views: 2295

Re: My Old Blog

I'm too lazy to make up a postcard right now, but yeah, definitely don't let the blog die. I still reference it ever now and then, as even a few little tidbits of info is hard to track down for many of the games you covered. It would be great if you did some new entries too.
by Martin III
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Battle Blues
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: Battle Blues

Yeah, I remember watching a vid of Battle Blues a while back and thinking what a shame it was that it never got an English localization. From the looks of it, it really does the 3DO proud.
by Martin III
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Tom Kalinske Interview (Reveals 3DO Almost Partnered w/Sega)
Replies: 1
Views: 874

Re: Tom Kalinske Interview (Reveals 3DO Almost Partnered w/S

Thanks for posting this. Don't have time to listen to it all in one go, but the 11 minutes worth I've heard so far is quite interesting stuff.
by Martin III
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Magazine tidbits
Replies: 27
Views: 7560

Re: Magazine tidbits

Cool. Thanks so much for the research, Kyosho!
by Martin III
Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Magazine tidbits
Replies: 27
Views: 7560

Re: Magazine tidbits

Want to know the real reason why we didn't get Mortal Kombat 3 on the 3DO (or Saturn or Jaguar)? Here it is, courtesy of the November 1995 issue of GamePro:

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by Martin III
Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 3do stuff sold on ebay
Replies: 11
Views: 2525

Re: Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 3do stuff sold on ebay

Cool that the source code still exists. I have no interest in Mortal Kombat myself, but it's nice to know that this is out there and may one day be playable for those who are interested in it. One question, though: I always thought it was the original Mortal Kombat 3 that was being ported to 3DO, n...
by Martin III
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:13 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Return Fire (with developer interview)
Replies: 3
Views: 1873

Re: Review - Return Fire (with developer interview)

Didn't know the game ran at 12 frame per second, it doesn't feel like. My understanding of his comment was that they did succeed in getting the game to run at a higher frame rate than that. Also note that he's referring to the split screen multiplayer; in single player the game is bound to run at a...