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by parallaxscroll
Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: unreleased, rumored 'Saturn 2' that would've rivaled M2
Replies: 11
Views: 4796

This is what Sega should've done MegaDrive / Genesis is released in 1988 / 1989 MegaCD / SegaCD is released in 1991. It's not only an expansion (CD-ROM media) but also an upgrade with more powerful CPU processor and graphic chips. This actually happened. The SegaCD had a 2nd 68000 CPU and also a cus...
by parallaxscroll
Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:53 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: unreleased, rumored 'Saturn 2' that would've rivaled M2
Replies: 11
Views: 4796

Saturn 2 and M2 would've ruled that generation if they had been released and given the chance to succeed. Both would've had enough 3D horsepower to run games that developers wanted to make, and gamers dreamed of. Both could've handled upgraded conversions of Sega Model 2 arcade games (given that M2 ...
by parallaxscroll
Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: unreleased, rumored 'Saturn 2' that would've rivaled M2
Replies: 11
Views: 4796

unreleased, rumored 'Saturn 2' that would've rivaled M2

3DO fans constantly dream of the unreleased M2 console. Well, there was a possibility of a Saturn 2 console (years before Dreamcast) that never happened. It's much less 'solid' than M2, in that there is no confirmation that it existed. However there were many reports & rumors of a Saturn 2, based ar...
by parallaxscroll
Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:46 am
Forum: 3DO M2 Forum
Topic: The M2 - The wasted summer of '96.
Replies: 142
Views: 130651

Ultra 64 / Nintendo 64 controller was revealed in 1995, IIRC.

That M2 controller, I remember first seeing it in Intelligent Gamer Fusion magazine in 1996.
by parallaxscroll
Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:23 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: YES! I found EGM Quartermann's info on 3DO MX chipset specs!
Replies: 3
Views: 2501

It's really too bad the M2 and the MX/M3 didn't see the light of day as game consoles
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by parallaxscroll
Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: YES! I found EGM Quartermann's info on 3DO MX chipset specs!
Replies: 3
Views: 2501

YES! I found EGM Quartermann's info on 3DO MX chipset specs!

I have been looking for this issue with this Quartermann Gaming Gossip column for a very long time because it had rare info on the MX chipset

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by parallaxscroll
Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: 3DO M2 Forum
Topic: M2 article from EGM
Replies: 13
Views: 9472

EGM #71

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by parallaxscroll
Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: 3DO M2 Forum
Topic: M2 article from EGM
Replies: 13
Views: 9472

M2 article from EGM

EGM Number 87 - October 1996

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by parallaxscroll
Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Nintendo almost used 3DO / CagEnt MX chipset for 'N2000'
Replies: 4
Views: 3020

I posted this in the big M2 thread but not here, from the book "The Xbox 360 Uncloaked", which basicly says the same things as what's posted in this thread In late 1997, Nintendo visited CagEnt in search of a new 3-D chip set. 3DO transformed itself into a software company but it eventually went ban...
by parallaxscroll
Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: WHOA! Newly found IMSA M2 footage!
Replies: 7
Views: 2604

Reminds me that I also uploaded a short but nice crash video: http://www.retro-net.de/imsa_crash.avi That's VERY nice. Looking at that video, it convinces me that M2 could've handled an exellent port of Daytona USA, without the severe sacrifices that had to be made to run it on Saturn--Sacrifices t...
by parallaxscroll
Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: WHOA! Newly found IMSA M2 footage!
Replies: 7
Views: 2604

The Mardi Gras video is really very impressive. I never thought IMSA Racing looked particularly good until I saw that video today. Thanks for posting it. The only games that looked more impressive were Sega's Model 3 arcade games, such as Scud Race / Super GT, which was of the same timeframe as IMSA...
by parallaxscroll
Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: WHOA! Newly found IMSA M2 footage!
Replies: 7
Views: 2604

Qcombus wrote:Wasn't that posted by windowskiller?
Honestly, I didn't look, my appologies if it was already posted. I just stumbled across the video while searching, was so excited to find some new M2 game footage that I thought I'd post it here immediately.
by parallaxscroll
Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: "Sega Saturn M2: The Facts" article
Replies: 3
Views: 1573

"Sega Saturn M2: The Facts" article

http://www.gamespot.com/pages/unions/read_article.php?topic_id=25962473&union_id=12112 Sega Saturn M2: The Facts So, here's the question of the year. What exactly is going on in Sega? Well, let's look at our facts: 1. Sega has confirmed to us that the next hardware out of them will be a "hardware on...
by parallaxscroll
Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:33 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Nice M2 game play.
Replies: 3
Views: 2087

on-topic: This shows that the 3DO-designed M2 technology, whether it was in a (canceled) console or a Konami arcade board, was capable of handling any of the SEGA MODEL 2 arcade games without compromise, such as the game similar to Evil Night, original House of the Dead which ran on MODEL 2C. So M2...
by parallaxscroll
Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:12 am
Forum: 3DO M2 Forum
Topic: The M2 - The wasted summer of '96.
Replies: 142
Views: 130651

slightly off-topic babble: Here's an impressive real-time demo of SGI Onyx2 with InfiniteReality (actually IR2) graphics technology from the late 90s, an update (but same generation) of the IR graphics system introduced in 1996. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrgdjzPwQDo That's really really fast, s...
by parallaxscroll
Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:36 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: NG and Edge Magazines.
Replies: 2
Views: 1402

If I recall correctly, Next Generation was based on EDGE but they didn't share 100% identical content/articles. While some articles (maybe even most) were probably shared, I'm pretty certain each magazine had content the other did not. Even if an article on any given subject was very similar i don't...
by parallaxscroll
Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: 3DO M2 Forum
Topic: The M2 - The wasted summer of '96.
Replies: 142
Views: 130651

Some (not all) of the paragraphs on 3DO, 3DO M2 and MX mentioned in the book "The Xbox 360 Uncloaked". Holmdahl needed more engineers to keep driving down the costs. That was a good thing for Baker and the others who had lost their Ultimate TV jobs. Their group was a tight knit circle. They had all ...
by parallaxscroll
Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:33 am
Forum: 3DO M2 Forum
Topic: The M2 - The wasted summer of '96.
Replies: 142
Views: 130651

Yup, I've seen the video of the other segment of the pre-rendered FPS demo, it's on YouTube and other places.

Hoping someone comes up with a vid of that FPS battle in the tight cave-like corridor.
by parallaxscroll
Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:14 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: M2 was it more powerful than...
Replies: 12
Views: 7413

If Trip was playing this game demo that looked too good to be true, it was either some kind of trick, or, it was realtime on some highend SGI workstation or even higher-end SGI visualization system, not on the M2 chipset. Imagine you're at a press event where Nintendo is hyping the Nintendo64, what ...
by parallaxscroll
Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:26 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Nintendo almost used 3DO / CagEnt MX chipset for 'N2000'
Replies: 4
Views: 3020

Thanks NikeX. I've never heard of DogHouse, Pub and NuPup before, very interesting stuff. More stuff to Google tonight. I realized forgot to post the stuff that was in the book "The Xbox 360 Uncloaked". M2 and MX are mentioned, but really nothing much. Nothing that isn't in the other articles I alre...
by parallaxscroll
Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: M2 was it more powerful than...
Replies: 12
Views: 7413

The theoretical M2 and the finished product were so nebulous, sadly. I was there when Trip Hawkins demoed the possibly fake racing game. Looked great... but nobody ever got a chance to try it out like he did, so there was no proof we had seen actual gameplay. Which racing game? the futuristic one f...
by parallaxscroll
Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: 3DO M2 Forum
Topic: All 3DO M2 info is now here.
Replies: 51
Views: 35927

Here's a cleaner (better than YouTube) version of the pre-rendered CG FPS demo used to hype the M2: http://www.leemarrs.com/animation/anima_index.html It's the 4th video down "Shooter Room". What I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY wanna see though, is video footage of THIS dungeon-corridor FPS scene in motion...
by parallaxscroll
Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Nintendo almost used 3DO / CagEnt MX chipset for 'N2000'
Replies: 4
Views: 3020

Nintendo almost used 3DO / CagEnt MX chipset for 'N2000'

From Next Generation Online (April 1998?) posted to usenet: http://groups.google.com/group/rec.games.video.sony/msg/b4477af5daddd0c7?dmode=source Although experts acknowledge that the video games business is surprisingly incestuous by even Jerry Springer’s standards, recent developments taking place...
by parallaxscroll
Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: 3DO M2 Forum
Topic: All 3DO M2 info is now here.
Replies: 51
Views: 35927

Someone scanned some of the later Next Generation magazine M2 articles (which makes me wish I could read the rest that were not scanned) a few years ago. I managed to bring up the index of them on web archive and I've re-uploaded those articles. http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/1387/ngmatbuysm21ny...
by parallaxscroll
Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:41 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: M2 was it more powerful than...
Replies: 12
Views: 7413

I followed M2's development as close as I could, and even though I'm an outsider....I'm not a developer, I have no inside info on M2 or anything 3DO.... I do remember alot of things that I read over the years. M2 was in no way anywhere near as powerful as Dreamcast. However, it was 2 to 3 times more...