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3DO

Developer: 3DO Company
Released in JP: March 1994
Released in US: October 4, 1993
Released in EU: March 23, 1994


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The 3DO was an attempt by Trip Hawkins (founder of Electronic Arts) at creating a standardized format for video game consoles, similarly to what VHS was for videocassettes, right down to licensing out its hardware for various other tech manufacturers to produce in their own styles. Panasonic produced the launch model of the console, with Sanyo and Goldstar later offering their own flavors.

While it had a lot of potential and even some promising early support, mostly from EA (due to Hawkins's ties to the company), it never really broke any ground thanks to its $700 pricetag, which the 3DO Company refused to lower until it was already too late.

Developer Message

Present inside all versions of the BIOS is a message from those who worked on the system:

 This WHOLLY ODD collection of code brought to you by:

 Dale "You mean my house burned down last month and I never noticed?" Luck
 -=RJ=- "Hey, I never approved those messages!" Mical
 Joe "You were asleep at the time" Pillow
 Dave "Strictly corect" Platt
 Bryce "Angel of death" "Nesbitl" Nesbitt
 Stephen "Not Stephan" Landrum
 Andy "I miss my Cats" Finkel
 Chris "Whaddya mean you took it out?" McFall
 Drew "Don't touch my toys" Shell
 Mr. Pockets
 Nerf(tm) brand weapons
 Phil "I can't hear you" Burk
 Stan "I thought you were done" Shepard
 Steve "That !@%$#& drive" Hayes 
 Bill Long
 Barry Solomon

 And all those who were not in the building at 2am when the cops
 showed up
 

It can be found at the following locations in the BIOS:

Model Location (Hex Address)
Panasonic FZ-1

150BC

Panasonic FZ-10

79B4

Sanyo TRY

79A4

Goldstar

79A4

(Source: aliast, RyogaMasaki)