Next Generation 'M2 just not good enough'

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Next Generation 'M2 just not good enough'

Post by parallaxscroll » Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:57 am

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Post by Austin » Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:01 pm

Interesting stuff, but their reasoning does make sense.

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Post by Dr.Enceladus » Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:16 am

That is an article from a Next Gen magazine. Would be interesting to see the original date attached to it. I remember reading it with a sinking feeling. By the time i had got my hands on an actual 3DO here in West OZ the system was already dead. :(
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Post by Martin III » Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:32 pm

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.

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Post by parallaxscroll » Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:44 am

Just found two more articles on M2, one from Fusion magazine and the other from Ultra Game Players.

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Post by NikeX » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:40 pm

I have to quote:

"Mr. Burk: (...) SEGA was very interested in buying our M2 chip for their next console. But when we got the first prototype chips back from the fab, they were missing a layer of metal. Some engineer at the fab left a line out of a script. This killed all the on-chip RAMs including the graphics texture RAM and the DSP RAM. So, the demos we showed to SEGA did not have any textures and ran very slow. The next chip worked fine but it was too late."

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