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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!

It’s Free! on the PlayStation Store for July 4th!

It’s Free! on the PlayStation Store for July 4th!

Happy 4th of July, to those observing this incendiary holiday in the States. You can celebrate on PlayStation 4 with a couple of freebies including the “first-ever new level built for the original Crash Bandicoot gameplay in almost 20 years”. That’s such a specific statement that it almost means nothing but it’s still cool that Vicarious Visions added some totally new content to Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Even better that it’s free!

Beyond that, there’s really just a couple of free demos this week. You can grab the Eventide 3: Legacy of Legends demo for free and see what’s new in the puzzle/adventure series or give “Episode 1” of this questionable horror shooter, The Unknown City, a shot. If you were thinking about buying it outright you should definitely take a look at the demo, it’s… something.

Seeing that it’s the Fourth, I would be remiss if I didn’t point you towards my favorite display of fireworks: FantaVision. The PlayStation 2 fireworks puzzle game has been a favorite of mine since its release in 2000 and it looks sharper than ever in its PlayStation 4 incarnation. It isn’t free, but right now it’s on sale for $2.99 (for PlayStation Plus members) which is pretty dang close to it.

Keep your fingers, eyes, and loved ones safe out there and… grab ‘n go!

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!