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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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Mass Effect to receive two disc re-release

Posted in Microsoft, News, PC, Xbox 360 with tags , , on January 20, 2009 by Stephen

According to a pre-order listing over on, Microsoft and Bioware will be re-releasing Mass Effect sometime next month as a value priced two disc special edition.

the “Mass Effect Two-Disc Edition” will release on February 10th for  $19.99. this new edition will not only come with the Mass Effect game disc, but the second disc will come packed with a documentary, design galleries, game trailers, music and the Bring Down The Sky downloadable content expansion.

All this is perhaps to remind fans that the Mass Effect universe is still alive and kicking in preparation for the upcoming release of Mass Effect 2 with a projected release date of December 31, 2009.