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by mattyg
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DOkid Blog 2.0 is fully operational.
Replies: 10
Views: 2043

Re: 3DOkid Blog 2.0 is fully operational.

He's back! WOOHOO!
by mattyg
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Poor Goldstar...
Replies: 6
Views: 1471

Re: Poor Goldstar...

Internally, the Sanyo and Goldstars are virtually identical with the same issues
by mattyg
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3do power options(NTSC unit in Australia)
Replies: 17
Views: 2901

Re: 3do power options(NTSC unit in Australia)

As an Australian, the best 3DO to get your hands on are the locally released Goldstars. The distributor at the time diverted these from Hong Kong. 240v , Australian plug and NTSC. They were often sold with PAL /NTSC converters , more and more TV's were being sold with NTSC capabilities anyway.
by mattyg
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Dave Needle
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Re: Dave Needle

Was saddened by this - I only knew Dave via his body of work. The news still left me feeling quite empty. May he rest in peace.
by mattyg
Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: 3DO M2 Forum
Topic: M2 Poster with old people
Replies: 3
Views: 2066

Re: M2 Poster with old people

That topic makes me sad.
by mattyg
Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: And the Oscar goes to...
Replies: 20
Views: 3671

Re: And the Oscar goes to...

Other - Brennan Baird rip
by mattyg
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: The game that got canceled!
Replies: 49
Views: 21933

Re: The game that got canceled!

I bought my original 3DO on the belief that "A World for all Seasons" was being released. That was the biggest disappointment for me
by mattyg
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Need for Speed on 3DO destroys the other 32-bit versions
Replies: 67
Views: 13397

Re: Need for Speed on 3DO destroys the other 32-bit versions

There's no question - I have the PS and Saturn versions too. They are very very different games. Simulator vs. Arcade
by mattyg
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Sanyo?
Replies: 12
Views: 3277

Re: Sanyo?

Typical negative article based on heresy. Many of us here have Sanyos , myself included. Many journos at the time were under pressure to promote anything Sony and bag everything else for advertising kickbacks
by mattyg
Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Join me if you can :)
Replies: 17
Views: 3483

Re: Join me if you can :)

I've enlisted a number of my Australian retro friends , including the co host of TV show New Game Plus - you should check their YouTube channel !
by mattyg
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Aces over Europe
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Re: Aces over Europe

It's the reason I bought a 3DO. Luckily some of the more decent releases stopped me from turning it into an expensive paperweight!
by mattyg
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Aces over Europe
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Re: Aces over Europe

I remember reading that too at the time. I was looking forward to it almost as much as the Star Trek title.
by mattyg
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: The Cyberdillo Thread!
Replies: 10
Views: 1742

Re: The Cyberdillo Thread!

I've found that exact same thing freeker! Been a while for me!
by mattyg
Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: That mysterious cable into my FZ-1
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

Re: That mysterious cable into my FZ-1

We saw similar things with the Panasonic units sold here in Australia. As they had no official release boutique importers modified them themselves with mixed quality and results. When Goldstar finally launched here they had correct factory installed 240v power supplies but remained NTSC. Not a brill...
by mattyg
Fri May 30, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: The Cyberdillo Thread!
Replies: 10
Views: 1742

Re: The Cyberdillo Thread!

I'm with Trev on this one - I find it infinitely amusing when drunk......now where's that plunger. ....
by mattyg
Thu May 29, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO Release Dates
Replies: 26
Views: 7772

Re: 3DO Release Dates

I have believed for a long time that a definitive guide like this is a great idea. Anyone with some skill and time (neither of which I have) please feel free to collate and put in an editable sticky.
by mattyg
Thu May 29, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: R.I.P. H.R. Giger
Replies: 3
Views: 1091

Re: R.I.P. H.R. Giger

I have Darkseed still on my CD32 - played it in his honor last week. Was very sad news.
by mattyg
Thu May 29, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Edge Zero
Replies: 11
Views: 1912

Re: Edge Zero

When I moved house in 1999 , I left behind in a staff room on a chicken farm , situated pretty much in the middle of nowhere , the first 25 issues of Next Gen magazine. .................15 years later I kind of wish that I hadn't. .....
by mattyg
Fri May 23, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Collectors' Corner
Topic: T2KFreeker's meager 3DO collection.
Replies: 11
Views: 3081

Re: T2KFreeker's meager 3DO collection.

3DO is a great system to collect for as between 300 and 400 games in total isn't an insane amount to have. However, counting prototypes , bizarre releases and having relaxed licensing at the time , no one is still sure of the exact amount which makes finding and researching its titles somewhat excit...
by mattyg
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Giving Killing Time another chance
Replies: 20
Views: 2765

Re: Giving Killing Time another chance

I remember buying it on first release. Myself and 2 buddies played it start to finish in 3 days. Each one of us had different gaming talents , puzzles , shooting and map movement. It was and still is brilliant but bloody hard!
by mattyg
Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: Jaguar Sector II down
Replies: 66
Views: 11684

Re: Jaguar Sector II down

Sad to see any page with an active community die. I dropped in occasionally and often lurked. Everybody is welcome here - just leave your dramas/past behind. I still have a working Jag CD setup and one of my custom painted Jags can be clearly seen on the set of Australian national tv show Good Game.
by mattyg
Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Was the 3do released in australia?
Replies: 5
Views: 1329

Re: Was the 3do released in australia?

Several independent importers modified Panasonic versions for local sale , but Goldstar did give it an official Australian release. It struggled due to a lack of Goldstar distributors here in Australia and because they elected to base it on the Hong Kong release which was 240v but still NTSC. Only n...
by mattyg
Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:26 am
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: Jaguar release steals 3DO footage?
Replies: 21
Views: 4076

Re: Jaguar release steals 3DO footage?

Damn , I've missed some stuff - that'll learn me from not visiting as often!
by mattyg
Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:14 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Trying to get in touch with 3do collector 'The Dreaming Eye'
Replies: 12
Views: 2219

Re: Trying to get in touch with 3do collector 'The Dreaming

Nobody is ever allowed to mention Rise of the Robots again........ oh God ..... it burns.........
by mattyg
Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Got my Sanyo 3DO today! (now troubleshooting cdrom drive)
Replies: 20
Views: 4103

Re: Got my Sanyo 3DO today! (now with pictures) (and drama)

Sounds to me like a classic Sanyo/Goldstar pinched ribbon
by mattyg
Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Top 5 beautiful games
Replies: 6
Views: 1105

Re: Top 5 beautiful games

Need for Speed
Killing Time (interior with holo ghosts)
Wing III
Casper
Powers Kingdom
by mattyg
Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: 3DO M2 Forum
Topic: M2 on ebay
Replies: 94
Views: 32859

Re: M2 on evilbay

I was bidding but pulled out at 2k
by mattyg
Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Just imagine...
Replies: 14
Views: 2165

Re: Just imagine...

Cyberdillo , Bladeforce , Icebreaker , Starblade , Space Hulk , Starfighter , Gridders , Grand Chef , Trip'd , Killing Time
by mattyg
Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:54 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Being honest
Replies: 19
Views: 3058

Re: Being honest

Meh , neither here nor there - this is a 3do forum not a dating site - your business is yours! (I always suspected the bi bit) :-)
by mattyg
Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: The big questions to help me buy the best 3DO
Replies: 10
Views: 1814

Re: The big questions to help me buy the best 3DO

Sadly they're hard to find here too. Goldstar was the only company to officially launch the 3do here and totally ballsed it up. Still a fledgling brand they had few distributors , and the few major department stores they were in wouldn't take the consoles , primarily because few Australians had NTSC...