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Title: The History of the 3DO
Post by: TrekMD on August 21, 2017, 03:53:31 AM
The 3DO was one of the most hyped consoles of the 90s. It received a large amount of attention from the mainstream media, financial investors, and gamers alike. When released, it was considered an incredibly powerful and impressive system. So why did it have such a short run and why did the 3DO Company fail. In this video we're going to look at how the founder EA teamed with the co creators of the original Amiga computer and Atari lynx to create one of the most anticipated pieces of gaming hardware from the 90s… only to see it fail to capture the market that seemed to covet it.

https://youtu.be/BzKF3h1Uc70
Title: Re: The History of the 3DO
Post by: AmigaJay on August 24, 2017, 10:50:22 AM
I liked the idea of the 3DO, selling different models etc, but pushing it with high specs pushed the price at launch way too high, this coupled with the 16-bit market only halfway through its cycle meant any machine that launch in the west 93-94 stood no chance of selling in big enough numbers to survive.