Author: ShawnS

It’s Free! on the PlayStation Store for July 25th!

It’s Free! on the PlayStation Store for July 25th!

Hi, welcome to the week of July 25th! How are you? No, really, how are you? Take your time because there isn’t a whole lot happening on the PlayStation Store this week.

If you were ever interested in Middle-Earth: Shadow of War but were enraged by their loot box scheme last year, you can now download a free demo knowing that you won’t run into any nagging pop-ups except the one to entice you to buy the full game.

Meanwhile, Koei Tecmo seems to be getting a little desperate for new players in DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round: Core Fighters. This week they’re offering up Raidou as a free character to PlayStation Plus members who download the free-to-play game. Could the end be far off for the fighting service, or is the team just heads-down making even skimpier outfits for the ladies?

It wouldn’t be a PSN update if there weren’t a free theme or Avatars and this week doesn’t disappoint. Grab the colorful Ice Cream Surfer Theme or a handful of Avatar icons from the equally colorful Slime Rancher (Boom Slime, Gold Slime, Pink Slime, The Tarr, Tabby Slime).

Oh yeah? That’s great to hear. No, seriously, I was totally paying attention. Now Grab ‘n Go!

It Came From The Collection #15: Club Turbo Catalogs

 

EPISODE 15
I loved receiving these Club Duo catalogs in the mail back in the 90’s and nowadays it serves as a snapshot of what was happening between NEC and TTi between 1992 and 1993, and how the companies displayed their software lineup to the U.S. audience. Let’s flip through three volumes and see how things evolved. Bonus! There’s a pair of Macross games that were planned for release outside of Japan that never actually happened, thanks to Harmony Gold.

✨ About the Show 
In hopes of bringing something a little more unique to YouTube I started ‘It Came From The Collection‘ to chronicle the gaming ephemera I’ve amassed over the years: flyers and pamphlets, pre-order tchotchkes, toys, posters, and all kinds of marketing paperwork. Follow the series on my channel and check out more of my collection on Instagram.

PlayStation “Serious Butt” Commercial ‘U R Not (red)e’ 📺

When the original PlayStation launched in the U.S. the attitude was 1000% off the charts. Everything was a spastic montage of oversaturated, blown out, footage of people in “extreme” situations and taglines meant to “challenge the players”. In this one we’re told the good news and the bad news about these early PlayStation titles and if you’re quick enough you can even grab a few cheat codes.

📺 About the Show 📺
It Came From The Collection -TV- is a supplemental series to my hands-on videos. These clips, commercials, and programs go live every Saturday morning to recapture the spirit of the legendary cartoon lineups and laser-focused marketing aimed at young minds. I’ve tried to clean up the picture and sound, and render them at 1080p for a more viewable presentation. ICFTC -TV- ! Part of a nutritious breakfast!

It’s Free! on the PlayStation Store for July 17th!

It’s Free! on the PlayStation Store for July 17th!

Welcome to one of the weirdest weeks on the PlayStation Network that I can remember! We’ll get to the freebies in a minute but take a look at the full list here because there are quite a few peculiar and baffling new releases. There are a surprising number of interesting indie games, loads of scantily clad ladies in new DLC for Gal*Gun 2 and Knights of Valour, a new karaoke game, plenty of janky themes and avatars, a new Tempest, a literal wild goose chase for theHunter, and like, a ton of avatars of pizza.

It’s kind of a wild explosion of odd content this week and it’s just as weird and random on the freebies. IO Interactive is back with another free level in Hitman with the Summer Pack. You can pre-load the client for Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker in advance of its beta test between July 19th and the 22nd. There’s a demo for The Path of Motus, an interesting indie platformer where you build bridges and fight by yelling and people.

Then there’s a free new level specifically for the physical release of the bewildering Barack Fu : The Adventures of Dirty Barry. Yes, it’s an irreverent brawler starring the former POTUS himself. Rounding out the roster is a free character, Flandre, for the new NiS release, Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded and a couple of PlayStation Plus booster packs for 3on3 FreeStyle and Knights of Valour.

Grab ‘n Go you weirdos!

It Came From The Collection #14: Nintendo e-Reader Promo Cards & More

EPISODE 14
Nintendo beat everyone to the punch with DLC, we just didn’t know what to call it back in 2002. Let’s take a look at their promotional pamphlet, all the varieties of cards, and some promotional cards that were given out for free in limited quantities! On this swipe-tastic episode you’ll see:

Air Hockey
NES Donkey Kong Jr.
NES Pinball
Game & Watch Manhole
Animal Crossing town tune, villager, and pattern cards
Pokemon-e: Expedition
Pokemon Channel-e Cards
FoxBox “The Kirby Slide!” tile puzzle
Mario Party-e Promo Card
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3

Now that we’ve seen the cards themselves, let’s see them in action! Check out some Donkey Kong, Air Hockey, Game & Watch, and more in this bonus follow up video.

✨ About the Show 
In hopes of bringing something a little more unique to YouTube I started ‘It Came From The Collection‘ to chronicle the gaming ephemera I’ve amassed over the years: flyers and pamphlets, pre-order tchotchkes, toys, posters, and all kinds of marketing paperwork. Follow the series on my channel and check out more of my collection on Instagram.