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The Island of Lost Games No.3: 3DO

Posted in Gaming Rant with tags , , , , on May 1, 2009 by reasonjp

Well, this should be a laugh, right? The 3DO is perhaps the easiest videogame system of all time to mercilessly criticise, a system that failed on nearly every front from hardware specs and software lineup, to pricing and management.Or did it?

There’s lots for the critics to find fault and poke fun at. First of all there’s the man behind the 3DO, Trip Hawkins, a guy who nearly put the game software industry’s 300 tonne gorilla in Electronic Arts, out of business by delaying the company’s involvement in console development on the grounds that he infamously felt they would be a passing fad. Not only that, but his company would create the Army Men franchise, a collection of some of the very worst games in history that only ended when banned by a UN resolution. Something about cruel and unusual torture. Probably.

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