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Gamepro 3DO announcement

Post by cdoty » Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:29 am

I found this two page feature of the 'soon to be released' 3DO system, in the August 1993 issues of GamePro:

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I don't know what's causing the yellow marks on the edges, other than my scanner sucking!

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Post by bonefish » Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:02 am

I remember that article. How naive we were back then, falling for anything but actual gameplay screenshots. Pwnd by the marketing hawks.

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Post by cdoty » Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:06 am

bonefish wrote:I remember that article. How naive we were back then, falling for anything but actual gameplay screenshots. Pwnd by the marketing hawks.
Yep, and full motion video was the Next Big Thingtm. You have to give them credit for putting out screen that look 10x better than anything available at the time.

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Post by T2KFreeker » Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:34 am

at that hideous joypad! Too bad we didn't get return to Zork though. That game was indeed awesome.
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Post by CrimsonGlory » Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:41 am

"Some tough 3DO hombres"

Thats us guys..... surely?
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Post by 3DOKid » Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:21 pm

I am - don't know about the rest of you ;)

Those two Shock Wave images also appeared in Edge Magazine in the UK. I think the words 'sold' are still resonating somewhere ;)

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Post by CrimsonGlory » Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:12 pm

3DOKid wrote:I am - don't know about the rest of you ;)
Any more of your cheek and youll be staring down the barrel of a broken ALG gamegun.



Although a lot of the "next gen" early shots made me wanna buy every new console going, I remember seeing that road rash shot and even at my young, naive age still thinking "yeah, bullshit"

It blatantly wasnt "in game", but on the other hand, I was super impressed by the mega cd night trap FMV quality

meh, swings and roundabouts
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Post by NikeX » Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:21 pm

3DO, 360, PS3 - what are you playing with?

Some generations before: Look, a flash in the sky, god is angry.
Previous past: Look, Mr. Spock, it shines, it must be a computer
Past: Look, it's an interactive movie, must be interactive
Today: Look, good graphics, must be very advanced and great gameplay

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Post by Devin » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:04 pm

Interesting to see Star Trek TNG included.

Got the concept art for that thanks to Mr 3DO KID. Hope to get my scanning cap on soon so you guys can see the stuff in DiGiTaL format! :D

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Post by 3DO Experience » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:23 pm

Anyone know what became of Worldbuilders, Inc.?






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Post by CrimsonGlory » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:31 pm

3DO Experience wrote:Anyone know what became of Worldbuilders, Inc.?
I just took time out to read your 3DO collection list, its awesome, some great stuff there.

oh, I dont know what happened to worldbuilders, sorry I went off topic fanboys :)
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Post by Blades » Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:01 pm

Wow, sorry for my kinda late response, but geez were people mesmerized back then by FMV. I mean, sometimes '90s people have such weird tastes.

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Re: Gamepro 3DO announcement

Post by 3DO Experience » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:16 pm

Nothing like dusting off an old topic to post a page scan.

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Re: Gamepro 3DO announcement

Post by goldenband » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:54 pm

Huh, how far did the TNG game get? Was it released on other platforms? Has a 3DO proto surfaced? Do androids dream of sheepish electricity?

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Re: Gamepro 3DO announcement

Post by Trev » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:44 am

goldenband wrote:Huh, how far did the TNG game get? Was it released on other platforms? Has a 3DO proto surfaced? Do androids dream of sheepish electricity?
3DO Kid has some concept art.
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Re: Gamepro 3DO announcement

Post by NeoGeoNinja » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:45 am

Does anyone here own the model of that 3DO shown in the first article. I actually quite like the black button concept for some reason. Oh... and that dpad! Intellivision-cum-CD32-tastic...

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Re: Gamepro 3DO announcement

Post by T2KFreeker » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:45 pm

NeoGeoNinja wrote:Does anyone here own the model of that 3DO shown in the first article. I actually quite like the black button concept for some reason. Oh... and that dpad! Intellivision-cum-CD32-tastic...
I'm sure that someone, somewhere indeed has it. Prototype and all. However, whoever has it probably doesn't want to get rid of it though. I bet 3DOKid has it in his Kid Cave. It's in the same place Batman would put the Bat Computer in the Bat cave. If you think that's bad ass, you should see the Kid Mobile! Looks just like Green Hornets Black Beauty, but with side mounted ALG Light Guns and a 3DO logo on the hood in all it's airbrushed glory! :wink:
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Re: Gamepro 3DO announcement

Post by 3DO Experience » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:33 pm

I'm sure Trip has it still.

Here's a nicer scan. Note that the Stop/Eject button is on A and B has a TV/3DO option. I'm guessing the firmware had a noticeable difference from what we ended up with.
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Re: Gamepro 3DO announcement

Post by Martin III » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:43 pm

goldenband wrote:Huh, how far did the TNG game get? Was it released on other platforms? Has a 3DO proto surfaced? Do androids dream of sheepish electricity?
Could it possibly have been a home version of this game?

Either way, just going by those magazine shots, it looks like it would have been a cool game to have on the 3DO. :(

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Re: Gamepro 3DO announcement

Post by goldenband » Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:14 pm

Martin III wrote:
goldenband wrote:Huh, how far did the TNG game get? Was it released on other platforms? Has a 3DO proto surfaced? Do androids dream of sheepish electricity?
Could it possibly have been a home version of this game?
Jeez, that looks downright likely. At the very least the art styles are quite similar indeed. Good catch!

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