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#1 bitrate OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 1, 2011 9:24 PM

Well, here it is. Eleven years of collecting 3DO and 3DO-M2. These pictures represent about 97-98% of the collection.

The only things I didn't include in the pictures are a couple of Konami M2 arcade units, a 3DO dev station and a handful of PAL titles. They are stuck in a storage locker and will have to be pulled out later.

I collect for other systems, but 3DO and M2 are by far the systems that I am most passionate about.
A lot of what is pictured below I found to be extremely difficult to locate. Some of the items took more than ten years of active searching.

The pictures are more or less grouped together in categories to make searching a little easier. For larger images, just click on the respective smaller resolution picture.

Anyway, I hope you can all enjoy the following trip back to the mid-1990's from the perspective of an often dismissed gaming system.




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Pictured below is a boxed Korean 3DO Goldstar Alive model 1:

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Pictured below are factory sealed / unopened systems:
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Pictured below are loose consoles without boxes:
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Pictured below are 3DO Robo's. There is also a link to a video of a Robo running:


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Pictured below is a complete in box 3DO Robo and a shot of the two different Robo's stacked together:
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Pictured below are 3DO Blaster's, one of which is running in an old 486 PC. There is also a link to a video of the running 3DO Blaster:


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Pictured below are shots of a 3DO Blaster running as well as shots of the hardware and interconnects:
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Pictured below is what a complete 3DO Blaster looks like followed by a collection of the required CD drives, 2 complete in box Japanese 3DO Blasters, and finally, a factory sealed 3DO Blaster:
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Pictured below are 3DO Testing Stations. These were used by developers to debug games and are therefore able to run unsigned code:
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Edited by bitrate, Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:09 PM.


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Posted Sat Oct 1, 2011 9:27 PM

Pictured below is 3DO software:


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Pictured below are close-ups of 3DO software:
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Edited by bitrate, Mon Oct 3, 2011 3:29 PM.


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Posted Sat Oct 1, 2011 9:29 PM

Pictured below is the released US long-box library:
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Posted Sat Oct 1, 2011 9:29 PM

Pictured below is the Japanese exclusive library:
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Pictured below is the Japanese non-exclusive library:
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Posted Sat Oct 1, 2011 9:30 PM

Pictured below is the US released non-long-box library including the mail-order only Mental Messages and black variant of Killing Time:
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Pictured below are Japanese pre-release game samplers:
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Pictured below are the unreleased 3DO titles produced by Good Deal Games and Oldergames:
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Pictured below are the samplers/demo's included with the Japanese 3DO Magazine and the European 3DO Magazine:
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Pictured below are US samplers/demo's:
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Pictured below are mixed US, Japanese and European samplers/demo's:
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Pictured below are game samplers provided with a subscription to the Japanese 3DO Hyper REAL Club:
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Pictured below are loose US and Japanese titles:
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Posted Sat Oct 1, 2011 9:31 PM

Pictured below are new/sealed cases of US released long-box titles:
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Pictured below are retailer demo binders:
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Pictured below are US Not For Resale titles:
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Pictured below are some 3DO bootlegs followed by the original soundtrack for the 3DO title Pataank:
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Pictured below are European 3DO titles:
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Pictured below are Korean 3DO titles:
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Pictured below are various 3DO development disks:
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Edited by bitrate, Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:11 PM.


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Posted Sat Oct 1, 2011 9:32 PM

Pictured below are 3DO alphas/betas/protos:
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Posted Sat Oct 1, 2011 9:34 PM

Pictured below are unreleased 3DO titles:
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Pictured below are 3DO peripherals:
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Posted Sat Oct 1, 2011 9:38 PM

Pictured below are individual close-ups of 3DO peripherals:
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Posted Sat Oct 1, 2011 9:38 PM

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Pictured below are loose 3DO pads:
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Pictured below are early proto 3DO pads:
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Posted Sat Oct 1, 2011 9:39 PM

Pictured below are loose 3DO arcade sticks, a loose memory unit, function box, VCD adaptor, karaoke units and a SNES adaptor:
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Pictured below are US, Japanese and European 3DO dedicated magazines and books:
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Posted Sat Oct 1, 2011 9:39 PM

Pictured below are various internal 3DO documents, flyers and pamphlets, developer newsletters, lithographs and marketing material:
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Pictured below are long-box US titles which were hung in Panasonic's lobby, Japanese 3DO calling cards, VHS tapes of 3DO focus groups/3DO game development/3DO game attracts/etc., ALG arcade interface hardware, 3DO clothing and 3DO office supplies:
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Edited by bitrate, Sun Oct 2, 2011 9:55 PM.


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Posted Sat Oct 1, 2011 9:40 PM

Pictured below are M2 consoles:
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Pictured below are two M2 development kits. One kit is factory sealed/unopened, and the other kit is opened but new:
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Posted Sat Oct 1, 2011 9:40 PM

Pictured below are M2 development boards. Also pictured is an extremely rare prototype M2 graphics card for PC's that was never released.
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Pictured below are various FZ-35S models, FZ-55 models as well as a couple of Konami arcade units:
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Pictured below are various M2 game/demo disks and M2 development disks:
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Posted Sat Oct 1, 2011 9:40 PM

Pictured below are various M2 development documents:
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Pictured below are some shots of one of the M2 consoles running some M2 games/demos:
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Pictured below are some miscellaneous 3DO related items. I don't really consider these part of the 3DO collection, but all of the magazines have really nice 3DO and/or M2 articles:
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Posted Sat Oct 1, 2011 10:00 PM

Amazing, Bitrate!! I knew you had a lot, but MAN.. This is truly an accomplishment!

Looks like those Korean Gex and Shockwave games fit in nicely, too.. ;) :D

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Posted Sat Oct 1, 2011 10:09 PM

Hey there Austin. :)

Yes, they fit in very nicely. ;)
I've got a stack of more Korean games on the way - which means more picture taking. :_(

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Posted Sat Oct 1, 2011 10:15 PM

I think someone might like 3DO...holy cow...wow

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Posted Sat Oct 1, 2011 10:17 PM

Words cannot describe your 3DO collection. Great job on the collection and thanks for sharing.

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Posted Sun Oct 2, 2011 11:58 AM

Good Grief! Amazing collection. I'm so jealous! Must have cost a fortune!

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Posted Mon Oct 3, 2011 5:01 AM

Wow, very impressive, incredible collection, thank you for sharing.

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Posted Mon Oct 3, 2011 8:10 AM

WoW!!

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Posted Mon Oct 3, 2011 9:03 AM

:-o

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Posted Mon Oct 3, 2011 2:30 PM

Wow is the only word that comes to mind

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Posted Mon Oct 3, 2011 3:54 PM

ooo ooo ooooooo! You know what system you should start collecting for? The 3DO!!!! :P





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