Even though I've already posted in another thread or two, I'll just give my shout out that I'm here, and enjoying the fact that there is a dedicated 3DO forum. I'm in my early 30s and live in central Ohio, USA.
I was hooked to games at a very, very young age. Grew up with the Atari 2600 and an Apple IIe (still have both, and
they work), and graduated onto pretty much every successive system. There were a few other kids my age on the street where I lived growing up, and between us we had the 2600 and darn near every single game made for it, the IntelliVision, and the Odyssey2. Later on I picked up a ColecoVision (still have that one too), and a Vectrex (sold it while I was still a kid to fund my GI Joe and Transformer habit, sadly). By junior high I had the Sega Master System, NES and ActionMax (which, sadly, I also still
), and went through a Genesis and SNES later on.
After I grew up and moved out on my own, I was a relatively early adopter of the 3DO platform, then went to PC gaming almost exclusively until buying the N64 for the sole purpose of playing Zelda, Ocarina of Time.
And so on, and so on ...
This weekend, I think we've permanently hung up the PS2 controllers since getting a Wii.
Speaking of which, if I'm not on here for the next 200 hours or so, either I'm playing Zelda: Twilight Princess, or I've torn all the tendons in my elbows playing Wii Sports.
The only thing worse than being a gaming kid and not being able to afford all the games and systems, is being a gaming adult, and realizing that you still cannot afford all the games and systems.
Of all the systems I've owned, I'm most fond of the 3DO, which is the one platform I've maintained a large gaming library for. I'm not particularly sure why, but the thought of the 3DO just makes me all warm and fuzzy. The moment I popped in Road Rash the day I brought the console home, and heard the opening riff from Soundgarden's Rusty Cage
in glorious CD quality stereo, I knew the 3DO was something special.
I wasted at least a full year of my life playing FIFA, which was absolutely groundbreaking when it debuted.