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GameSpot staff members send you down memory lane as they reflect on the torrid history that surrounds the Philips CD-i.
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haha my 2nd job I ever had was at burger king while in my senior year of high school (1999-2000). They had an old (even then!) cd-i back in the training room that I had to watch my training videos on. I think the videos actually required a cd-i. I think it was a short lived corporate agreement or something, and I was like, "H0ly 5hi7!" I finally got to see a CD-I (which I wanted till 3DO came out; fortunately I never got either) and I didn't even get to play it. BTW does anybody remember the canceld 3DO M2 that looked sooo awesome for the time, and then there was the canceled Project X that looked super cool, production fizzled out. They changed the name to nuon (Nobody Understands Our New) Technology and tried to incorporate it into super expensive DVD players (back when regular dvd players retailed for $500) to play games that never got developed. Later nuon changed again to promising to somehow be able to magically calculate different angles in movies (yeah right).
No!.. NO!!! no... please... I beg you! I was just watching the review of the Four Swords Adventure when I saw a Zelda for CD-i. I wondered what was Zelda's adventure, and... WHAT THE HELL WAS CD-i. Then I saw ``N/A`` and just below ``players' rating``... 3.1/10... As a fool stupid guy, I continued, not understanding that it got that HORRIBLE rating BECAUSE IT WAS A WANNABE ZELDA GAME THAT IS MUCH MORE LIKE A NIGHTMARE THAN A VIDEO GAME ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! THEY SHOULD'VE ASKED IF I WAS MORE THAN 18 BEFORE LETING ME WATCH SOMETHING AS SCARY AS THE EXORCIST ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Yeah I think I played CD-I once. My cousins had it I think. HORRIBLE thing. I was definitely not jealous. But as the video says, it's an important piece of tech in the history of video games. Burn Cycle looks cool, but a vast majority of the games on that thing are garbage.