3Do a.k.a. The 3DO Company was a video game company. It was founded in 1991 under the name SMSG, Inc. by Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins in a partnership with seven companies, including LG, Matsushita, AT&T Corporation, MCA, Time Warner and Electronic Arts. After 3DO's flagship video game console the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer failed in the marketplace, the company exited the hardware business and became a third-party video game developer. It went bankrupt in 2003 due to poor sales of its games. Its headquarters were in Redwood City, California in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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3DO a.k.a. The 3DO Interactive Multiplayer is a home video game console platform developed by The 3DO Company. Conceived by entrepreneur and Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins, the 3DO was not a console manufactured by the company itself, but a series of specifications, originally designed by Dave Needle and R. J. Mical of New Technologies Group, that could be licensed by third parties. Panasonic produced the first models in 1993, and further renditions of the hardware were released in 1994 by Sanyo and GoldStar.
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