3DO Firsts?

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3DO Firsts?

Post by 3DOKid » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:11 pm

What did 3DO do first? (before other consoles)

- Daisy chained controls (No multitap)
- Region Free?
- ???

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Post by 3DOKid » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:12 pm

- headphone jack in controller (Xbox 360 did later?)

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Post by 3DOKid » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:15 pm

- console with multitasking OS

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Post by 3DOKid » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:16 pm

- games written to OS rather than Hardware aiding backwards compatibility

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Post by 3DOKid » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:18 pm

- 24bit graphics?

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Re: 3DO Firsts?

Post by goldenband » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:55 am

3DOKid wrote:- Region Free?
Naah, there were a bunch of region-free consoles before the 3DO. Intellivision, Vectrex, and Game Boy are three that come to mind, and games from any region work on any console (with the exception of a couple Intellivision games which are buggy on PAL systems, and were reissued to fix the problem). Atari 2600 also had no region lockout, though it did have PAL/NTSC display issues.

Did any other console offer polygonal/textured 3D at 30 fps before the 3DO?

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