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Best ever 3DO News?

Post by 3DOKid » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:38 pm

What was the most exciting news story you ever read about 3DO?

I'm still, albeit slowly, working on the magazine, and just need to find some news stories for the, well, news section :)

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Post by Austin » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:47 am

The M2.

And then the worst news.. The cancellation of the M2 (as well as the cancellation of the 3DO platform as a whole).
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Post by Lemmi » Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:04 am

3DOKid wrote:What was the most exciting news story you ever read about 3DO?
:)
again when i read funcoland was opening a store in my area with 3do items :P
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Post by bitrate » Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:18 am

Definitely M2.

I thought for sure that with the M2 there would come an updated version of Need For Speed. Oh well...

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Post by Anonymous » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:55 am

To be perfectly honest, M2 wasnt cancelled, it did survive but in other forms. It was only that the console version was unreleased.

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Post by Hound » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:16 pm

The anouncement of Star Control 2, updated with voiceovers for the 3DO and the Star Trek game that never came out. Best news ever for both, and worst when they never released Star Trek.

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Post by bitrate » Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:08 pm

grimm wrote:To be perfectly honest, M2 wasnt cancelled, it did survive but in other forms. It was only that the console version was unreleased.
Yes, we know. The M2 video game console is what we are talking about.

Hound wrote:The anouncement of Star Control 2, updated with voiceovers for the 3DO and the Star Trek game that never came out. Best news ever for both, and worst when they never released Star Trek.

I really wish Star Trek had made it out too.

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Post by mattyg » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:52 am

Best news for me was when Goldstars Australian distributor announced a localised version - pity it turned out to be 240v NTSC and not 240v PAL....
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Post by Anonymous » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:47 pm

Were Aussie tv's not very compatible with 60hz at the time? Otherwise id see the 240v 60hz machine preferable to 50hz..

I dont remember when 60hz compatibility became standard here in europe.. i believe the late 90's (as i remember using a composite converter for my us snes in the early 90's) most could handle 60hz, by 2000 and onward almost all have.

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Re: Best ever 3DO News?

Post by 3DOKid » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:53 am

Lemmi wrote:
3DOKid wrote:What was the most exciting news story you ever read about 3DO?
:)
again when i read funcoland was opening a store in my area with 3do items :P

I hope you appreciated the News article in my faux 3do mag.

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Post by Scarlettkitten » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:12 pm

The best news I read about 3DO was the release and review of Need for speed 8)

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Post by Anonymous » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:49 pm

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Post by 3DOKid » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:00 am

Scarlettkitten wrote:The best news I read about 3DO was the release and review of Need for speed 8)
Not in Edge Magazine. 8/10 and they complained that you couldn't go off-road and explore, and didn't feel like a race.

Off-road and exploring in a Ferrari Testarossa isn't a race to be honest. I can't imagine any of the cars in NFS are off-roading masters. And clearly, they never experienced trying to get away from the Cops, going up hill and being in the wrong gear, which was always a butt-clenching moment to be honest. NFS 3DO was one of the most intense cop-chase/racing games ever made.

NFS never re-captured that sense of panic. The cops are always psycho's now, driving missiles with blue lights. Some of the more recent NFS's did a neat job of cop chases, but now Criterion are slowly turning NFS into Burnout which is brainless popularist gash open world rot, made for the knuckle-dragging masses with no hand-eye co-ordination.

That said, I liked NFS the Run. It was quite cinematic, but I was in a minority of one in that.

That rant made, I've bought every NFS ever since the 3DO version, hoping, always hoping.

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Post by sneth » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:33 pm

I didn't read much 3DO news until M2.

I did get excited about all the games that were slated to come out during that time period where 3DO, PS, SS all existed at once. I really thought 3DO was going to get Rayman and some of the other great titles of the time. I was pretty hyped to see how the 3DO would compare....

That was a pretty exciting time overall when 3DO, PS, SS, Jaguar, and N64 were all playing around in the market.

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Re: Best ever 3DO News?

Post by Lemmi » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:56 pm

3DOKid wrote:
Lemmi wrote:
3DOKid wrote:What was the most exciting news story you ever read about 3DO?
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again when i read funcoland was opening a store in my area with 3do items :P

I hope you appreciated the News article in my faux 3do mag.
heh just read it nice touch
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Post by Anonymous » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:28 am

I liked The Run too.. it wasnt perfect, but its better than most since Underground 1 and 2. And it was the return to A to B racing in NFS.

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Post by 3DOKid » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:57 am

Lemmi wrote:
3DOKid wrote:
Lemmi wrote: again when i read funcoland was opening a store in my area with 3do items :P

I hope you appreciated the News article in my faux 3do mag.
heh just read it nice touch
I hoped you'd like that :)

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Post by 3DOKid » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:58 am

grimm wrote:I liked The Run too.. it wasnt perfect, but its better than most since Underground 1 and 2. And it was the return to A to B racing in NFS.
Yes. Precisely. I was bit shocked when i read the reviews and it was panned so hard.

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Post by Anonymous » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:29 pm

I prolly shouldve waited and not bought it at launch, its cheap now!

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Re: Best ever 3DO News?

Post by ArfredHitchcacku » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:53 am

3DOKid wrote:What was the most exciting news story you ever read about 3DO?

I'm still, albeit slowly, working on the magazine, and just need to find some news stories for the, well, news section :)
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Post by Doskias » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:52 pm

The best news for me was when I got my dad to put money down to reserve me the M2 at my local Babbages, and then..... :( .

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