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Widely considered one of (if not the) worst console(s) of all time, even surpassing systems like the Sega CD, 32X and 3DO, which each had at least 1 decent game each.

Its most (in)famous games included the Nintendo-licensed Zelda games Faces of Evil/Wand of Gamelon/Zelda's Adventure, along with Hotel Mario.

Interestingly, the CD-i would live on to finally entertain people (in a way) about a decade and a half after its release, when the Youtube Poop fad (which is heavily rooted in the horrendously bad, yet hilarious, Nintendo FMVs).
Notable cd-i game quotes:

"Enough! My ship sails in the morning. I wonder what's for dinner?"

"There is no time, your sword is enough!"

"You DARE bring light into my lair? YOU MUST DIE?!!!"
by Steven Edwards August 09, 2009
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a gaming console that should never have been invented!
have u seen legend of zelda for the cd-i???? its horrable!
the kids next door crying and bats are flying out of hell...
whos playing cd-i?
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An ill-fated multimedia console from the early 90's, developed by Philips. Known best for harboring some of the worst games ever made, many of which are so bad that they're actually fantastic. "Zelda: Wand of Gamelon" and "Link: Faces of Evil" are the games most people associate with the device.

See also: Youtube Poop.
The Playstation 3 is the CD-i of our time.
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n. Entertainment console by Philips. Pretty much the foundation for those new-fangled multimedia PC thingies that work as a PC, TV, DVD Player, CD Player, etc. Launched in 1992, it never really took off. This was mainly due to the fact that it was so rediculously overpriced. Even now, there's some guy trying to flog them off for £60. Also, there really was no need for something as advanced at the time. It played VCDs (they never took off because there was little advantage over VHS), audio CDs (a very expensive way of doing that) Photo CDs and, of course, CD-Is.

The CD-I is mostly known as a games console, to which it did resort to becoming later on. In comparison with other games consoles of the time, it was far more powerful than the SNES or the Sega Megadrive. The games that were exclusive to the CD-I, however, were lame. For instance, the awful Hotel Mario (Nintendo lent Philips the license).

In my opinion, the Philips CD-I was best for it's version of Lemmings (second only to the Commodore Amiga's) and the heavy, well built mouse.
Dude, I found a Philips CD-I on eBay.
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1. An NAVAL term that is an acronym for "Collateral Duty Inspector".

2. A sought after job title in the U.S. NAVY.

3. Someone that has the authority to say that a maintenance task has been completed by using proper procedure.

4. The first person that Maintenance Control will try to hang when something is fucked up.
Hey Josh, did you CDI that tire change last night? Josh responds: Yeah why? Co-worker replies: Oh're fucked. Maintenance Control is looking for asses to burn, and you're their man today.
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Can't do it. bottom line. period.
commonly used online.
terence:can i get a sip of that soda james?
james:can't do it(Cdi)
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The greatest gaming system ever to be created Apart from the PC, also the most underrated.
CDI is the best gaming system out there.
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