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Magazine #10: 3 - For 3DO Enthusiasts
By Cyril Lachel     |   Posted on December 06, 2014   |   Episode 10 (Show Archive)  

   
Welcome to the 29 Days of Christmas, Defunct Games' annual holiday celebration. For the next month, we'll spend every single day looking back at the best and worst magazines from the 1980s, 90s and beyond. Count down the days to Christmas with humorous and informative videos talking about classic publications from around the world. Will we talk about your favorite old school magazine? Find out when you read the 29 Magazines of Christmas!
3: For 3DO Enthusiasts
[ Publisher: PiM Publications | Price: $3.95 | Format: 3DO ]
Today we're taking a look at 3: For 3DO Enthusiasts, the single most popular 3DO magazine of all time. Of course, it was also the only 3DO magazine of the time. Either way, discover how this short-lived magazine cornered the market and then dropped off the face of the Earth. All this on today's episode of 29 Magazines of Christmas.



Excerpt: Because the 3DO's software library was so mixed, the magazine tried to be a little of everything for everybody. The result is a magazine where Sesame Street: Numbers and Super Street Fighter II Turbo were given the same amount of coverage. It's as if 3 never understood who their target audience was, so they decided to hype everything just to cover their bases. The result was a cheery, always -optimistic magazine that quickly disappeared the moment it was clear Sega and Sony were going to dominate the 32-bit market.

On Tomorrow's Episode: Come back tomorrow when we'll take a look at Blender. Wait ... Blender?!? Despite being a magazine devoted to music culture, this poorly-written periodical also dabbled in game reviews. Find out why this is a bad thing on Sunday's episode of 29 Magazines of Christmas. Still want more? Don't forget to check out last year's 29 Questionable Power-Ups of Christmas. And don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel, that way you'll never miss a video. See you tomorrow.

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