This console was somthing else...


I think the 3DO was a neat concept, despite other peoples ideas. The idea of a 3D atlas and a Video Almanac paved the way for other console with the waether reports (Wii) 
Internet (Xbox 360) and movie players (PSX). The games were okay, and it was fun on multiplayer. The only thing that ruinded it was the 700 dollar cost.
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Posted by mariofreak1

I think the 3DO was a neat concept, despite other peoples ideas. The idea of a 3D atlas and a Video Almanac paved the way for other console with the waether reports (Wii) 
Internet (Xbox 360) and movie players (PSX). The games were okay, and it was fun on multiplayer. The only thing that ruinded it was the 700 dollar cost.
Posted by Punk1984
Posted by JasonR86

I never knew a single person who owned this system.  I remember messing around with it in stores but I never wanted to own one.

Posted by FesteringNeon

I've always wanted to install a 3DO on a Ski Doo

Posted by ArbitraryWater

Certainly, but it was also $700 (in 1994 dollars no less) for a game console with no real "killer app" titles considering most of the best games for the system were ports (Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Wolf 3D, etc etc) Of course it was going to go under. Ahead of its time in some ways? Maybe. I guess in the pantheon of failed consoles it ranks above the Jaguar and both of the genesis add-ons, but it still failed for a reason. Of course, 3DO went on to make bad games before going under and dragging New World Computing down with them, so I guess they got theirs.

Posted by Punk1984
@JasonR86: 
Hi I'm Andy I had a 3DO, please to meet you. The 3DO was the worst system I've owned (and I have a 32X)
Posted by Claude

I played a 3DO at a friend's house many times when it first came out. I wasn't impressed. But he had crappy tastes in video games. Maybe that had something to do with it.

Posted by JasonR86

@Punk1984
 
Nice to meet you and sorry.  But, if it makes you feel better, I had a 32X, Sega-CD, and an X'Eye.  So you're not alone in making bad console choices.

Posted by mariofreak1
@Punk1984:
Haha!
Posted by Punk1984

Yeah the 32X was a bad choice, the Sega CD has gotten better with age (you know now not to buy FMV titles) and the 3DO is the only machine I've never wanted again. I keep my old systems in pretty good repair but I kicked that 3DO out the first chance I had.

Posted by mariofreak1
@ArbitraryWater:

You have a really good point there, and  i have to say, plumbers don't where ties.
Posted by mariofreak1
@Punk1984:

The only reason i kept it it because i am a collector, and even then it wa hell.
Posted by gamb1t

I had a 3DO. I played Road rash and Demolition MAN MAN MAN.

Posted by mariofreak1
@Punk1984:
OH MY  FUCKING GOD DEATH KEEP!
Posted by ArbitraryWater
@Punk1984 said:
" And DeathKeep "
I have to ask about that game just from looking at the screenshots. It looks like the bad D&D game I've been looking for all these years.
 
@mariofreak1:
Oh man. I watched the AVGN video for that. I totally forgot that that game existed before you just mentioned it to me.
Posted by mariofreak1


Man, my blogs must be terrible to remind someone of deathkeep

Posted by Punk1984
@ArbitraryWater: I can safely say I've played a lot of Dungeons & Dragons games (maybe more than you) and DeathKeep is the worst. Normally I would say that "it at least works" but the fact that you can play it makes it worse than if it just formatted your PC or french fried the 3DO (I played both versions and the PC one is 'superior')
Posted by Chris2KLee

I remember it costing a goddamn arm and a leg also. I only ever new one person who had it.

Posted by Punk1984
@Chris2KLee: 
*Waves
I owned it, you can see a pic of me to the left there
Posted by Chris2KLee
@Punk1984 said:
" @Chris2KLee:  *Waves I owned it, you can see a pic of me to the left there "
Sweet, I now know 2 people who have owned one :)