Category: Culture

E3 2000: Max Payne, Wolfenstein, & Xbox Sizzle Reel 📺 From The Collection TV


For the month of June, It Came From The Collection and ICFTC -TV- are going back in time to E3 2000 and 2001! Some of this has been shared on GameLuv in the past but it’s here again with new trimmings and higher resolution video.

Check out some footage filmed from the E3 2000 show floor! Max Payne E3 floor trailer, Return to Castle Wolfenstein trailer and show floor demo, and the Microsoft Xbox sizzle reel featuring:

Johnny Drama (Cancelled)
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
WWF Raw
Project Gotham Racing
Arctic Thunder
Star Wars: Starfighter
Kakuto Chojin
Quantum Redshift
NHL Hitz
and more!

📺 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 June 27th

It’s Free! on the PlayStation Store for June 27th

My ceremonial burning of hand-carved PlayStation Plus logos did not go unanswered, we have freebies! Here’s what’s free for the week of June 27th:

Demos

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit Demo
Here’s that Captain Spirit game we all saw at E3 a few weeks ago that ties into the events of the upcoming Life is Strange 2. It’s listed on the PlayStation Store as a demo but this is the whole, standalone Captain Spirit adventure!

Unravel 2 Trial
Two weeks ago we got a free theme for Unravel 2 and if staring at that stationary artwork got you itching to try the game, now you can do that for free as well.

Super Kids Racing Trial
It seems awfully rare for a game that looks so plain to get a free demo. I guess you can finally find out for yourself if there’s some fun to be had without buying what looks like a showcase of Unity assets in the form of a kart racer. If you are bowled over by it, the full game is also on sale this week.

 

Add-Ons

New Gundam Breaker Special Mission: Her Name is Super Fumina
“The day-one special mission ‘Her Name is Super Fumina’ is the only mission where you’ll find the titular Super Fumina! Complete it to receive a special Fumina Ticket that can be exchanged for any part you like!”

Trove – Blocky Bonus: Rock’N’Rollin’ Rider
“The current Blocky Bonus is the Rock’N’Rollin’ Rider. Rock stars always need more gems. We appreciate you playing Trove!”

 

Themes and Avatars

Decorate your PlayStation 4 Home Screen this week with some new free trimmings featuring Assassin’s Creed Odyssey or… an old mansion. If that tennis ball avatar got you excited last week, you better buckle up! Dream Match Tennis VR is back with more free avatar icons featuring Ball and Racket, Tennis Robot, Tennis Ball and Kitten, and the daringly unique Tennis Ball 1.

Match, Set, Grab ‘n Go!

It Came From The Collection 12: The Pens (and notepads) of E3

 

EPISODE 12: The Pens (and notepads) of E3
It’s that time of the year, time to trot out the pens and notepads I picked up during E3 2000 and 2001. Back in those days wifi, laptops, and the concept of “going live” were super expensive, if not downright impossible from a trade show situation. Taking notes was still a fast way to capture details and thoughts to type up later.

As such, publishers were more than happy to keep their name fresh on your mind when you needed to jot something down, and that’s why I’ve got so damn many pens! Let’s check out the official PlayStation 2 pen and notebooks, a ridiculous little pad featuring Super Bombad Racing, and pens of every variety from Infogrames, Crave, Xicat, and E3 itself.

✨ 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.

E3 2001: Sega B-Roll & Nintendo Booth Tour 📺 From The Collection TV


For the month of June, It Came From The Collection and ICFTC -TV- are going back in time to E3 2000 and 2001! Some of this has been shared on GameLuv in the past but it’s here again with new trimmings and higher resolution video.

Pull up to one of the numerous screens as Sega’s booth that was endlessly looping clips and footage of Toejam & Earl 3, Sega Bass Fishing, Sonic Advance, Gunvalkyrie, Super Monkeyball, Virtua Fighter, and many other multi-platform titles. Then head over to Nintendo’s booth for a panoramic view of the giant screen and DJ stage, the interactive Wario puppet, huge spinning GameCube logos, and a mesmerizing wall of blue waves.

📺 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 June 20th + “Wow, That’s A Game!?”

It’s Free! on the PlayStation Store for June 20th + "Wow, That's A Game!?"

Now that E3 is over we can get back to the flood of exciting and free new releases… ohoh no, this is… this is a downright drought! For the week of June 20th we’ve only got two free offerings: Yang Xiao Long joins the roster of BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle while Bimboosoft offers a free Avatar icon from Dream Match Tennis VR which they describe only as “the tennis ball”.

It’s such a slim week that I want to fill out this post with a feature I like to call WOW, That’s A Game!?. In looking at the PlayStation Store every week I’ve started noting some of the more dubious entries on the platform that I’ll point out during slow weeks like this. Fair warning, these aren’t necessarily free things!

BRIKS 2 comes from Smobile, makers of some of the PlayStation’s most generic, lightly animated and titillating Home Screen themes. In BRIKS 2 you can play a game of Breakout on top of those same lightly animated wallpapers and yes, you read right, this is the sequel. From what I can tell BRIKS 2 doesn’t actually change much over the original but both remain on sale for $14 and $16 respectively.

That’s an egregious price for what looks like a pretty simple offering given that most of the art already exists and is even sold separately on the PlayStation Store. Nevertheless, I respect Smobile’s resourcefulness, turning one product into another. It also gives me vibes of the arcade game Fantasia 2, the sensationally NSFW knock-off of Qix that I have a strange, earnestly non-sexual fondness for.