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Posted 01 May 2016 - 01:19 AM
consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.
Posted 01 May 2016 - 05:46 AM
I sent all my UK Press clippings about Bulldog/3DO M2 to Unseen64, so i'll have to put links up if/when he posts content up, but i do recal claims that:
Posted 02 May 2016 - 06:50 AM
I wasn't much of a 3DO fan but I do remember the M2 catching my attention and really liking the boxy console design. I could see how hanging onto a piece of hardware that only has a very limited handful of demos or half-coded games would be difficult, especially if you're a gamer and not just a hardcore collector. Having a $1,500 piece of hardware sitting on the shelf collecting dust is hard to justify when it could be much better used elsewhere.
What a strange controller hybrid mixup...
2600 - 7800 - 800XL - 130XE - Lynx - Jaguar
Posted 02 May 2016 - 07:44 AM
There are 'connections' between the Jaguar and M2, in terms of software.
The systems planned Zelda Killer, Power Crystal, started off as Artemis, coming from newly formed studio, Springer Spaniel Software with Jaguar AVP's Andrew Whittaker having left Rebellion once AVP was finished.
Game was originally down for PC CD, with conversions PLANNED for Saturn/PS1 and Jaguar CD by end of 1996.
These plans were changed when 3DO company gave the studio key support and thus game itself changed direction and became a M2 exclusive.
Early shots shown were utter fakes, running in higher resolution etc than final M2 hardware would offer.
Then you have the hidden message in PS1 Tempest X's hidden T2K cheat mode that a version of Tempest 2000 was ported to the M2, just for the fun of it.
Plus Jaguar CD WTR coder had been quoted as saying M2 would of been far more (technically) impressive than the Jaguar MK 2 hardware.....
Posted 02 May 2016 - 07:55 AM
The IMSA World Championship Racing has Atari connections as well:
Posted 02 May 2016 - 03:49 PM
I wasn't much of a 3DO fan but I do remember the M2 catching my attention and really liking the boxy console design.
I felt totally the same way. I was a Jaguar fan all the way since it was announced, I saw 3DO as its primary competitor and rooted for the Jaguar to beat it in sales. 3DO didn't do much for me in 1993-1994, but when 3DO M2 rolled around I thought it was appealing with vastly improved graphics and a nice looking console. With Atari out of the picture I was excited about the M2 and was going to reserve one at Babbages. When the M2 didn't come out it became one of those big disappointments, a void where something really could that "could have been" but never was. This is what drove me to pick up two M2 prototypes in the early 2000s but without anything to play it was ultimately unfulfilling.
This also burnished my appreciation for the 7800, in that it too was almost one of those things that never happened, had it not been resurrected in 1986.
Posted 02 May 2016 - 06:36 PM
Even though i never owned 1, original 3DO will always hold a special place in my heart.
Posted 12 May 2016 - 06:26 PM
The 1 3DO M2 rumour i'd love to have confirmed is this:
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