Category: Culture

Posts not about a game itself but something that gaming has inspired. Art, mods, tributes, that kinda stuff.

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.

1998 Toys ”R” Us Nintendo 64 Sports Reel 📺

This 1998 promo tape from Toys ”R” Us features a number of sports titles on the Nintendo 64 with spotlights on Major League Baseball Featuring Ken Griffey, Jr., 1080 Snowboarding, and Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside. There are also quick glimpses of a number of third party sports titles including:

Wayne Gretzky’s 3D Hockey ‘98
In the Zone ‘98
NFL Quarterback Club 98
Madden 64
Mike Piazza’s Strike Zone
World Cup 98
WCW vs. NWO World Tour
All-Star Baseball 99
NHL Breakaway 98
Nagano Winter Olympics ‘98
Lamborghini 64

📺 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 11th

It’s Free! on the PlayStation Store for July 11th

It’s slim pickins again this week on the PlayStation Store but it’s a-ok with me because I’ve got a new job and less time to think up funny goofs about Avatars and Themes. Speaking of Avatars, Epic is back with four more free Fortnite icons because when your game is transcending into the global hivemind, who needs to charge for things like Avatars? Choose from Jonesy, Leviathan, Rex, or Tricera Ops, or just grab them all, they’re free!

Elsewhere there’s a free demo of Yakuza Kiwami 2 in case you missed it the first time around on PlayStation 2 when it was just Yakuza 2. I’m still not ready to dive into the Yakuza games but the Kiwami additions of “Virtual On, golf bingo, and Toylets” (whatever those even are) sounds more enticing than ever. I could really go for some Virtual On again.

Lastly, there’s a free bundle of “10 Standard Packs” for MLB The Show 18if you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber. I imagine that adds up to a few bucks of in-game stuff to entice you to spend real money on fake stuff down the line. Grab ‘n Go… but be wary of their tricks!

It Came From The Collection #13: PlayStation 2 Demo Discs

EPISODE 13: PlayStation 2 Demo Discs
Before consoles were readily connected to the internet, we used to get demos delivered to our literal door on discs or given away at stores. Here’s a stack of PlayStation 2 demo discs I’ve received over the years including:

Eye Toy
Genji
Sly 2: Band of Thieves
Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves
War of the Monsters
God of War
The Getaway
Hot Shots Golf Fore!
Ratchet & Clank Going Commando
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Shadow of the Colossus
Demo Disc Version 2.2
XIII (with bonus soundtrack CD)

✨ 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.

“CD Actor” segment from The Next Step (1991) 📺

 

The Next Step host Richard Hart gives us a quick primer on the advantages of CD-ROM gaming in this segment from 1991 (or maybe early 1992).

Howard Phillips from Lucasfilm is featured along with behind-the-scenes recordings of the voice cast including James Carpenter and Richard Seyd. We see a few clips of Sega’s “holographic” arcade game, Time Traveler, and wrap up with Roberta Williams and Robbie Benson talking about King’s Quest.

📺 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!