3DO File for bankruptcy

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  1. paul h

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    Considering some of the dross this company has released over the last few years this comes as no surprise. I know High Heat is a series loved by many but i've never played any of that series so have no idea how good they are..

    The only 3DO game i can remember enjoying was Return Fire.
     
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  3. Peter Manojlovich

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    Damn, now we'll never get all those army men games on the xbox!

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    Well, the only good 3do property I can think of is Heroes of Might and Magic. I will definitely miss HOMM.

    Plus, I won't be able to laugh at the hilarious Army men reviews in EGM anymore...almost as good as the "rest of the crap" section at the end (where they make review Mary Kate and Ashley games, etc).

    EDIT: Looks like it is Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection that they are filing for, which doesn't mean the end of 3DO.
     
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    4 Horsemen just got a big writeup in one of the Xbox mags too (XBN or OXM, I can't remember).

    -Dave
     
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    High Heat Baseball will hopefully be picked up by someone.. perhaps Microsoft?
     
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    Well I have been a fan of the Might and Magic and Heroes of Might and Magic series for years, I hope New world Computing will be picked up by someoene else so that it can continue it's legacy. Don't care much about the rest of 3DO, it's not like we'll miss Army Man games
     
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    Something I've noticed in our local paper. Whenever there's an article related to the video game industry, be it an analysis or a review, trusty Trip Hawkins is always around for a quote or two. Not a surprise, since 3D0 is (was?) just a few miles north of me. But man, I see Trip Hawkins quotes at least once a week in the Merc.

    3D0's marketing director confirmed that they are shopping their titles around. He had a real cheery spin on the events. That said, is anyone really surprised?

    ~j
     
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    Didn't Trip Hawkins found 3DO?
     
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    And EA....
     
  14. Peter Manojlovich

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    I'd love to say I'm sorry about this whole thing, but for a guy who was predicting the demise of the xbox and that it would flop, it's sort of fitting justice that his company is now on the brink of extinction.
     
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    HOMM IV was a pretty big letdown, the quality of the previous games wasn't there, and it was extremely buggy. If HOMM is picked up by someone else, hopefully the quality picks up again, as it was a great series.
     
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    Believe it or not, the Army Men games /did/ sell...

    PSXARMY MEN 3DMar-99THE 3DO COMPANY1,238870,271
    N64ARMY MEN SARGES HEROSep-99THE 3DO COMPANY20574,853
    PSXARMY MEN AIR ATTACKNov-99THE 3DO COMPANY81365,762
    N64ARMY MEN SRGES HERO 2Sep-00THE 3DO COMPANY701284,983
    N64BATTLE TANXDec-98THE 3DO COMPANY6220,327
    PSXARMY MEN SARGES HEROFeb-00THE 3DO COMPANY35209,793
    PSXARMY MEN:TEAM ASSAULTDec-01THE 3DO COMPANY5,253172,135
    PSXARMY MEN WORLD WARMar-00THE 3DO COMPANY79157,707
    PSXBATTLE TANX2: ASSAULTMar-00THE 3DO COMPANY54154,316
    N64ARMY MEN AIR COMBATJul-00THE 3DO COMPANY11153,808
     
  19. Peter Manojlovich

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    I'm sure they initally did, but, those are all psx and n64 sales stats. And there's a lot more than 10 army men games out there. People have been army menned to death. I thought they were a neat idea when they first came out, but stuff that worked on a previous generation console doesn't necessarily make the transition to the new kids on the block.

    I'm not sure at exactly what point 3do went horribly wrong, but when you mention army men games to someone now it almost always results in jeers of derision. Like I say, I thought they were neat when they first came out, but I think that rather fulfilling the promise of the concept, they were just thrown out there to help with the cash flow, and whatever appeal the games might've had just withered away.
     
  20. Peter Manojlovich

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    Brian, off-topic, but is that the entire dreamcast library you have there? Wow!
     

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