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3DO firsts?

Post by Doskias » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:25 pm

What were some of the technical and/or software console-firsts that had their genesis on the 3DO?

Off the top of my head (correct me if these are incorrect):

-First to provide a visualizer when playing music.
-First to have daisy-chaining with controllers.
-First to have a headphone jack on controllers.
-First to have onboard memory for game saves.

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Post by acem77 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:12 pm

-First to have onboard memory for game saves.
sega cd,duo and cdi had internal memory

1st 32 system in the US

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Post by Trev » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:06 pm

1st console to have mission discs for games.
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Post by 3DOKid » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:20 pm

Trev wrote:1st console to have mission discs for games.
Was that the addon disc for shockwave?

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Post by bitrate » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:39 pm

3DOKid wrote:
Trev wrote:1st console to have mission discs for games.
Was that the addon disc for shockwave?

And Return Fire, Maps O' Death.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:50 pm

Was it the first console in the US to have pornographic games?
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Post by Lemmi » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:50 pm

3DO Experience wrote:Was it the first console in the US to have pornographic games?
nope atari 2600 did that first :) look up custers revenge
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Post by 3DOKid » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:03 pm

Lemmi wrote:
3DO Experience wrote:Was it the first console in the US to have pornographic games?
nope atari 2600 did that first :) look up custers revenge
That was shocking.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:18 pm

Lemmi wrote:nope atari 2600 did that first :) look up custers revenge
LOL I completely forgot about that! Didn't they make three of those? I think X-Man was by someone else.
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Post by Lemmi » Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:49 am

heh did you like what you saw 3DOkid?
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Lemmi wrote:nope atari 2600 did that first :) look up custers revenge
LOL I completely forgot about that! Didn't they make three of those? I think X-Man was by someone else.
yeah X-man was made by Universal Gamex and it was the only game they made

atari itself never made these, here are the names of those dirty games
Mystique games:
Bachelor Party
Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em
Custers Revenge

names of playaround games:
Bachelor Party/Gigolo
Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em/Lady in Wading
Jungle Fever/Knight on the Town
Philly Flasher/Cathouse Blues
Bachelorette Party/Burning Desire

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Mystique stirred quite a bit of controversy when they announced their games - they were to be marketed as "adult" titles with nudity and mature themes. They created three titles, but may have bitten off more than they could chew when groups such as Women Against Pornography protested their software. Many retailers refused to carry their games, and eventually they sold the rights to Playaround who repackaged them and sold them under the Playaround name
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Post by Jones » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:33 am

- First console that supports hardware texture mapping.

- First console that supports realtime surround (Pro-Logic) processing.

- First console with a fan.

- First console where games were born that later became a highly
successful series on the Windows-PC. (Need for Speed)

- First console with 2 expansion ports.

- First console with an external memory unit. (As long as the PCMCIA
cards for the NeoGeo don't count.)

- First console with up to 7 controllers connectable.

- First (and only) console, Sid Meier made an exclusive production for.

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Post by acem77 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:14 pm

First console with an external memory unit. (As long as the PCMCIA
cards for the NeoGeo don't count.)

sega cd and the turbo cd rom had an option for external memory.

1st to not have a built in memory manager.

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Post by Trev » Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:15 pm

Jones wrote: - First (and only) console, Sid Meier made an exclusive production for.
Cpu Bach is a great title! :D
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Post by Doskias » Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:52 pm

Wow thanks for all those additions Jones :D .

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Post by phatrat1982 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:55 pm

wasn't the 3DO also the first player to be region free?

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Post by Jones » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:37 pm

Hmm, I thought about this as well...
But I think the Commodore CD32 was the first region free console.
Correct me, if I'm wrong...?

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Post by 3DO Experience » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:50 pm

I don't believe the CVS/2600 had a lockout chip of any kind.
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Post by phatrat1982 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:36 pm

well I was gonna say maybe first CD based console to be region free but someone mentioned cd32 although I am not familiar with that one.

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Post by Austin » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:46 pm

If we are counting add-ons, the Turbo CD doesn't have a region lock. Nor does the Sega CD, IIRC, on most of the games.

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