Other adult games?

All general 3DO chat here please.

Moderators: 3DO Experience, Devin, Bas, 3DOKid

Post Reply
User avatar
Trev
3DO ZONE MOD
Posts: 4033
Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:19 pm
Location: States
Contact:

Other adult games?

Post by Trev » Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:59 am

I was looking through an older issue of 3DO Club News recently, and in the middle of each issue they always had a list of stuff you could order from 3DO Direct. 2 listings caught my eye.

1- Item # 02317-001 Passion Files (MPEG ONLY) Published by Electric Dreams $39.95 adult

2- Item # 02321-001 Red Chair, The (MPEG ONLY) Published by Pixis $39.95 adult

Both of thes titles have now listied for date available. The Club News was accuarte on this ... all unreleased games had specific future dates listied. So as of September 1995 (if not earleir) these titles were available.

I've never seen them included among lists of 3DO adult software. And Pixis is known among 3DO fans for 'NeuroDancer'. I was surprised to learn they did another 3DO "game"

Has anyone ever seen/played these? Any info at all?

User avatar
BryWI
3DO ZERO USER
Posts: 1334
Joined: Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:16 pm
Location: Kenosha, WI, USA
Contact:

Post by BryWI » Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:36 pm

it says mpeg only so i assume they are are just VCDs and not true 3do game discs.

User avatar
Trev
3DO ZONE MOD
Posts: 4033
Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:19 pm
Location: States
Contact:

Post by Trev » Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:50 pm

But, I am wondering why no other vcd movies were listed in the order form, just these two? Seems odd ...

User avatar
Lemmi
3DO ZERO USER
Posts: 1189
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:10 pm
Location: Mich

Post by Lemmi » Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:22 pm

Trev wrote:But, I am wondering why no other vcd movies were listed in the order form, just these two? Seems odd ...
maybe they were a test or something to see how many would buy them :)
or to see if anyone owned the vcd attachments

i bet for every 100 3do's sold 1 vcd unit might have been sold for the goldstar only (just a guess and to say no one bought the vcd units) i didnt know they exsisted untill 2002 :D
Ex-3DO collector extraordinaire , but i still have my collection
Villagephotos is dead, need to find my old pics and find another host

User avatar
Trev
3DO ZONE MOD
Posts: 4033
Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:19 pm
Location: States
Contact:

Post by Trev » Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:05 pm

maybe they were a test or something to see how many would buy them
Interesting that they would choose adult movies for a test run ... guess they thought the bulk of 3DO owners were pervs! :P

User avatar
BryWI
3DO ZERO USER
Posts: 1334
Joined: Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:16 pm
Location: Kenosha, WI, USA
Contact:

Post by BryWI » Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:17 pm

well as you said one of them was by a company that had a 3do game. Maybe they were just trying to pedal their other products and since the 3do did have a VCD player it was worth a try. To be honest im not even sure why anyone would try to sell anything in VCD.

User avatar
Trev
3DO ZONE MOD
Posts: 4033
Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:19 pm
Location: States
Contact:

Post by Trev » Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:31 pm

To be honest im not even sure why anyone would try to sell anything in VCD.
I guess they were quite popular in Japan.

User avatar
BryWI
3DO ZERO USER
Posts: 1334
Joined: Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:16 pm
Location: Kenosha, WI, USA
Contact:

Post by BryWI » Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:46 pm

I know it was a major piracy format. But I have never seen a real pressed vcd. From what i remember of VCDs though, i think i would prefer VHS tapes. SVCDs weren't bad though but good quality meant more discs.

hmm if VCDs were popular, there must of been alot of multi disc movies. VHS tapes might of been cheaper too then in that case.

User avatar
Beef Supreme
3DO ZERO USER
Posts: 78
Joined: Tue May 27, 2008 6:31 am

Post by Beef Supreme » Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:08 pm

i remember way back in the day when i first got a 3do the ebx at the mall had a goldstar vcd unit and they had one vcd version of total recall sitting next to the vcd unit . but even after 3do was fading they were still asking alot for the vcd unit and eventually it was gone from the shelf along with total recall . i wonder if someone bought it or if they just got rid of it .

User avatar
Trev
3DO ZONE MOD
Posts: 4033
Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:19 pm
Location: States
Contact:

Post by Trev » Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:22 pm

I have a few vcd's that I used to watch when I had a working cd-i unit. They are vhs quality w/dvd convience. Certain types of scenes are pretty sharp on vcd movies (a slight step up from vhs) but if it is a frantic scene w/lots of action, the quality is a slight step down (more pixilated & so forth)

User avatar
Lemmi
3DO ZERO USER
Posts: 1189
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:10 pm
Location: Mich

Post by Lemmi » Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:05 pm

VCDs were most popular in china, i even have a bootleg from there of Spiderman and they cut out the nipple shot of dunst in the rain, the VCD was out about 2 weeks before the actual movie hit the theater in the US
VCDs never caught on in the States

the main downside to VCDs are the 2 CDs it takes to hold a movie and having to get up to switch them. when i got my first dvd player in 2002 i was able to then put 1 cd in the CD-i and 1 in the dvd player so i didnt have to get off my butt :D
also the shadow/pixelation was a problem especially on dark movies and ones with alot of action

i own
27 original VCDs
and 33 Philips CD-i originals
Ex-3DO collector extraordinaire , but i still have my collection
Villagephotos is dead, need to find my old pics and find another host

User avatar
Trev
3DO ZONE MOD
Posts: 4033
Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:19 pm
Location: States
Contact:

Post by Trev » Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:24 pm

the main downside to VCDs are the 2 CDs it takes to hold a movie and having to get up to switch them.
I think it was similar when movies first started coming out on laser discs also. I remember watching Batman, and I swear my friend got up 3 times to change the record size discs.

I only own a few on the bond cd-i vcds. I've never had the vcd player for 3DO.

User avatar
3DOKid
3DO ZONE ADMIN
Posts: 4683
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:21 pm
Location: Cambridgeshire, UK
Contact:

Post by 3DOKid » Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:51 pm

I won an FZ1 VCD unit recently on yahoo japan.

I already have a FZ10 VCD, but only one film. Astrix the Gaul. ...but it's in German. And no, I don't speak German.

Is it possible to burn VCDs that will play on the VCD? Are they region protected in anyway?

User avatar
Lemmi
3DO ZERO USER
Posts: 1189
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:10 pm
Location: Mich

Post by Lemmi » Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:10 pm

3DOKid wrote:I won an FZ1 VCD unit recently on yahoo japan.

I already have a FZ10 VCD, but only one film. Astrix the Gaul. ...but it's in German. And no, I don't speak German.

Is it possible to burn VCDs that will play on the VCD? Are they region protected in anyway?
heh i have one german VCD (john carpenters Body Bags) but mostly i have chinese - i have alot of jacky chan and jet li VCDs :)

yep you can make your own VCDs that will play on the 3do and cdi, i did that for about 2 years before i bought a Divx dvd player
Ex-3DO collector extraordinaire , but i still have my collection
Villagephotos is dead, need to find my old pics and find another host

Game.com
3DO ZERO USER
Posts: 29
Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:27 pm

Post by Game.com » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:02 pm

Ive got 2 orignal Oasis vcd's still wrapped.

Also on various traders sites vcd was the media of choice for porn trades because of the lenth of the films 1 disks was enough

Post Reply