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by parallaxscroll
Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: [Dec. 1994] EGM breaks news of 3DO 64-bit upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Re: [Dec. 1994] EGM breaks news of 3DO 64-bit upgrade

Austin wrote:That big quote in the article is facepalm worthy (unfortunately).
To be honest I didn't even notice that. I just wanted to post the earliest news/info on 3DO Mark II aka Bulldog, aka M2.
by parallaxscroll
Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: [Dec. 1994] EGM breaks news of 3DO 64-bit upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 891

[Dec. 1994] EGM breaks news of 3DO 64-bit upgrade

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That was the first thing I ever read about what would eventually be called the M2.
by parallaxscroll
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: 3DO M2 Forum
Topic: Next Generation 'M2 just not good enough'
Replies: 4
Views: 2324

Re: Next Generation 'M2 just not good enough'

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

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by parallaxscroll
Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: [May 1997] Samsung Acquires Semiconductor Division of 3DO
Replies: 3
Views: 1981

Re: [May 1997] Samsung Acquires Semiconductor Division of 3D

Here is the 3DO MX info from EGM Quartermann column from Feb. 1997

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by parallaxscroll
Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Project X: A Mario killer in the making (early NUON article)
Replies: 2
Views: 1065

Project X: A Mario killer in the making (early NUON article)

Next Generation - November 1997
(VM Labs' 'Project X' later became the NUON DVD console)

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by parallaxscroll
Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: [May 1997] Samsung Acquires Semiconductor Division of 3DO
Replies: 3
Views: 1981

Re: [May 1997] Samsung Acquires Semiconductor Division of 3D

3DO was apparently working on perhaps 2 generations of console / graphics chipsets beyond the M2. http://i.imgur.com/Ga1FWML.jpg "M3" would have likely been the MX, a souped up 64-bit architecture, basically M2 on steroids, possibly with on-chip VRAM (for speed & bandwidth) according to two other ma...
by parallaxscroll
Fri May 08, 2015 12:09 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: [May 1997] Samsung Acquires Semiconductor Division of 3DO
Replies: 3
Views: 1981

[May 1997] Samsung Acquires Semiconductor Division of 3DO

Found this old press release on Samsung's website: http://www.samsung.com/us/news/newsPreviewRead.do?news_seq=74 Samsung Electronics Acquires Semiconductor Division of 3DO Seoul, Korea on May. 2. 1997 - A new company is established in the United States to bolster the non-memory business of Samsung E...
by parallaxscroll
Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:57 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Upgrade cartridge?
Replies: 17
Views: 4656

Re: Upgrade cartridge?

http://i.imgur.com/IBhG0bW.jpg To clarify, the unit being held in that photo, while it may look like an add on, and may have originally been designed as an add on, was actually an empty shell of the complete system M2 prototype. It was used at invitation only preview sessions at CES where a 5 minut...
by parallaxscroll
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Upgrade cartridge?
Replies: 17
Views: 4656

Re: Upgrade cartridge?

^Damn. Then the $100 million that 3DO was payed in October 1995 by Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co. Ltd, for the licensing of the M2 technology. Not counting any royalty fees 3DO received and would have later received had MEI launched the M2 game console and sold games for it. That is not a knoc...
by parallaxscroll
Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:21 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Upgrade cartridge?
Replies: 17
Views: 4656

Re: Upgrade cartridge?

Yes this is how talk of M2 started. The 64-Bit Mark II / Bulldog upgrade for the original 3DO. The M2's codename was BullDog, which would become the BDA ( B ull D og A SIC) the heart of the M2 system with the 10 custom graphics/audio/MPEG1/I/O etc, etc processors on one chip, not counting the single...
by parallaxscroll
Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:03 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Any 3DO fans in Chicago?
Replies: 17
Views: 3086

Re: Any 3DO fans in Chicago?

I'm from Chicago. I was born and lived in Lincoln Park until I was 5 when my folks moved us to suburban Glenview. Lived in Cook County and Lake County Illinois my entire life. Got my FZ-1 for $399 right around the time Super Street Fighter II Turbo was released in NA. I think I got mine very in earl...
by parallaxscroll
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Herzog Zwei gets an inspired remake. It's called AirMech!
Replies: 0
Views: 1411

Herzog Zwei gets an inspired remake. It's called AirMech!

Did you like pretty much the first RTS game ever made, Herzog Zwei? Then you'll just love this! http://tinyurl.com/7wpdqut http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/9/2011/08/airmech_screen.jpg Holy mother of God. You can play the alpha version of AirMech in Google Chrome, just follow the instruct...
by parallaxscroll
Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: HELP! Looking for an old article...
Replies: 3
Views: 1752

okay I dug up a gaf post and found part of that article: "This time Matsushita had a very viable solution for Nintendo, the MX console. What was the MX? Well, details are sketchy, but it was supposed to be the successor of the M2. Sporting two Power PC CPUs that each alone had several times the powe...
by parallaxscroll
Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The unreleased 32-bit NEC-Hudson Iron Man!
Replies: 2
Views: 1208

3DO Experience wrote:That's really neat. As I recall Atari had lots of unreleased systems before the Jag.
I know, and after the Jag too, there was Jag II with M2-beating specs (but not better than MX spec).
by parallaxscroll
Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The unreleased 32-bit NEC-Hudson Iron Man!
Replies: 2
Views: 1208

The unreleased 32-bit NEC-Hudson Iron Man!

You know, 3DO, Sega, Nintendo and Sony are not the only companies with unreleased hardware. NEC & Hudson has some too! The 32-bit NEC-Hudson Iron Man aka Tetsujin aka HuC62 from 1992: http://oi35.tinypic.com/2vumpmh.jpg http://oi43.tinypic.com/2rnzalv.jpg http://oi34.tinypic.com/fncnid.jpg http://ww...
by parallaxscroll
Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:05 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: HELP! Looking for an old article...
Replies: 3
Views: 1752

HELP! Looking for an old article...

I'm looking for an old article (actually a rant) called "Swimming With Dolphins" from the old website: vortexonline.com. It's mainly about the Nintendo Dolphin (GameCube) but it talks alot about the 3DO M2 and MX. I found a link to the article from the internet archive but I cannot pull it up becaus...
by parallaxscroll
Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Trip Hawkins Interview From Next Generation #1
Replies: 11
Views: 3127

You're welcome! I'll tell you all where I got it: Retromags.com. They have a massive amount of magazines scanned into their database, ready for people to download. I'm currently looking for more 3DO articles, especially anything on the M2. edit: here's one more article from the same mag: http://img1...
by parallaxscroll
Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Trip Hawkins Interview From Next Generation #1
Replies: 11
Views: 3127

Trip Hawkins Interview From Next Generation #1

http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/1475/ng1r.th.jpg http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/7146/ng2c.th.jpg http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/3418/ng3r.th.jpg http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/9643/ng40.th.jpg http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/6231/ng5f.th.jpg http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/706/ng...
by parallaxscroll
Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:09 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: SEGA knew how to make some impressive tech-demos
Replies: 2
Views: 1797

SEGA knew how to make some impressive tech-demos

The 3DO M2 demos were pretty good, but fast forward 4-5 years to the year 2000, to JAMMA 2000, and the introduction of the NAOMI 2 board. http://s.dcmovies.ign.com/media/news2/video/jamma2000/file2/segatech01.mov http://s.dcmovies.ign.com/media/news2/video/jamma2000/file2/segatech201.mov http://s.dc...
by parallaxscroll
Fri Jul 03, 2009 3:39 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: OMG real-time, playable M2 Dolphin demo !?
Replies: 17
Views: 5934

Great! I'm gonna re-read that entire M2 thread!
by parallaxscroll
Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: OMG real-time, playable M2 Dolphin demo !?
Replies: 17
Views: 5934

lol, yes I should.

I didn't see it posted in the 2nd to last page of the big M2 thread :P
by parallaxscroll
Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: OMG real-time, playable M2 Dolphin demo !?
Replies: 17
Views: 5934

OMG real-time, playable M2 Dolphin demo !?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZpj9tGOmxg

WOW! It's realtime!

When I saw screenshots of the Dolphin demo in recent years, I assumed it was pre-rendered CG, like the famous 'M2 Racing' and 'M2 Dungeon' demos
by parallaxscroll
Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:14 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: unreleased, rumored 'Saturn 2' that would've rivaled M2
Replies: 11
Views: 4700

I've always wished Sega's home consoles more closely reflected the awesomeness what was their arcade games. What's your favorite arcade port? I think mine is Sega Rally for the Saturn ... I'm amazed how well the game has aged! Still looks gorgeous all these years later I think. I'm split between Ou...
by parallaxscroll
Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: unreleased, rumored 'Saturn 2' that would've rivaled M2
Replies: 11
Views: 4700

I'm a fan of Sega systems too: SMS, Genesis, SCD, 32X, Sat, DC. Though I'm an even bigger fan of Sega's arcade systems: the SuperScaler boards, System16, System32, Model 2, Model 3, NAOMI, NAOMI 2, Chihiro, Lindbergh, etc. and of course the games that ran on them. I've always wished Sega's home cons...