3DO Light Gun Modification and CD-i Unboxing Videos

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Courtesy of MaximumRD, check below to read about and see his modification of a 3DO light gun and unboxing of one of the Philips CD-i models:

I paint a 3D0 GUN a more realistic colour and unbox what some consider the worst console in history (But I give it some attention and love)
BONUS!!!! See me sweating like a pig in the B.C. HEAT LOL!

3DO GUN BEFORE

3DO GUN AFTER

Unboxing Worst System Ever?

Followup to CDi Unboxing, closer detail:

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Bill Loguidice
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Worst system ever? Man,

Worst system ever? Man, there are lots of contenders for that title, including the second system ever, the RCA Studio II...

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Rob Daviau
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Heh, yeah and Virtual Boy

Heh, yeah and Virtual Boy etc. I was just going for the eye catching title, actually I am looking forward to going through the games and sharing my experiences. To me it was just another system in the evolution of what we use today, Philips envisioned something greater than just a PC/console with the CD media I am sure but being early on in the multimedia game I think, like Commodores CDTV it was maybe dreams without really knowing how to utilize the storage.

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Mark Vergeer
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Nice feature....

Rob, nice feature you looking around and drops of sweat splashing around 1.27 a 1.28 on the 1st CDI unboxing vid ;-)

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Rob Daviau
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LOL I know, I thought well I

LOL I know, I thought well I could re-do it but it just wouldn't be the same, THIS IS REALITY FOLKS!

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Matt Barton
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LOL, I wouldn't worry about

LOL, I wouldn't worry about it, man (was gonna say "don't sweat it," but d'oh!!). You're obviously doing something right; you're kicking ass in terms of subscribers and viewings! Damnit, people just like you. :)

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Rob Daviau
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Well, to be fair I did start

Well, to be fair I did start my Youtube Channel 10 months ago and have done a lot of postings in forums that I thought might enjoy them.
You stuff kicks ass Matt, give it time I am sure you will quickly get a following. Hell, even I feel insignificant when I see Youtube channels with 1000 + subscribers and I think "What is so great about their videos?" just takes time and word of mouth. Plus it's a domino effect, once I hit 50 it really started to move......

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Mark Vergeer
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The right combination of factors

Well Rob is a very likeable person. Has a nice laugh. Obviously doesn't take himself too seriously and comes across in a very REAL way - sweat and all ! All for I know he could be a good friend I regularly hang out with showing some new stuff he got. And in a way he is.

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Matt Barton
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I see him as a modern hero -

I see him as a modern hero - keeps the streets safe at night as a security guard, entertains the rest of us with unboxing videos of obscure consoles by day.

Hmm...There could be a comic book in there somewhere! :)

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Chris Kennedy
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Hey Rob

You have the same CD-i that I do! ....should we be excited about that? I am not really sure.

First off, I never really paid much attention to that extra port in the back of the unit near the A/V out. Power output? Interesting. I wonder if it is covered anywhere on this website - http://cdii.blogspot.com/ I recommend checking out that site if you haven't seen it before. There is another website out there with a ridiculous volume of information about CD-i, however I do not have a link handy.

Those games that you have multiple discs of may actually be multi-disc games. I know 7th Guest is a 2 disc game for the PC. I may have it for 3DO, however my 3DO games are boxed up at the moment - otherwise, I would check. I partially own Burn Cycle. This game is rather interesting as it comes with two discs - the game and the soundtrack. Unfortunately, I only received the soundtrack in the CD-i lot I bought off of ebay that included Burn Cycle. I hear it is a really good game. I tried burning an ISO to try it out, but I would encounter read errors about three minutes into the game. Perhaps you have a game disc and a soundtrack? I do not know if those demonstration discs are full games or not. Are they? I have no knowledge of that particular aspect of the CD-i era. Demos nowadays are easily stripped down versions of the full game. I have no idea if demonstration disc means "pack-in" in the days of CD-i or not. I'll assume they are demos unless you say otherwise.

The CD-i versions of games such as Space Ace and Dragon's Lair are VASTLY superior to their counterparts released by ReadySoft for the Sega CD and 3DO platforms. I am always amazed at the jump in quality when I put Space Ace in my CD-i. I have the original disc for Space Ace, however I do not own the cardboard/manuals. I guess my CD-i collection is rather anemic. Back to the game itself, I suppose you can pick up the blu-ray of Space Ace and Dragon's Lair these days. With that acknowledgment out of the way, the CD-i version is otherwise one of the better ways to go, imo.

As a bit of a final note regarding the CD-i and some particular games, I find that two of the Zelda games (Zelda: Wand of Gamelon and Link: Faces of Evil) to be closer to decent than I think most people do. It isn't that I have played through them and enjoy them, but I think the games could have been a LOT better had the controls and hit detection been implemented a bit better. Sure, there are other complaints - but I think these games were closer to mildly amusing than they were close to being a complete waste of time. If only they had put some more effort and well....logic into their development.

Oh! You probably already know this, but use the speed switch to help menu navigation in the CD-i OS a bit easier. It puts an accelerator on your pointer so the D-pad feels a bit more like a mouse when moving the cursor around.

/cdi_mini_novel

- Chris

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Matt Barton
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Zelda
CkRtech wrote:

If only they had put some more effort and well....logic into their development.

Spock: Your illogical approach to Zelda does have its advantages on occasion, Captain.
Kirk: I prefer to call it inspired.
Spock: As you wish.

Ah...Been dying to use that all day! Thanks, CkRtech.

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