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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.

It Came From The Collection 11: E3 2001 Trinkets, Postcards & More

 

EPISODE 11: E3 2001 Trinkets, Postcards & More
Let’s look at some trinkets, business cards, stickers, and even postcards from E3 2001. It was a bygone age when you’d get spam in your literal, physical mailbox to come see hot new games on the show floor!

GameCube paper promo with CD-ROM trailer disc
Sonic Adventure 2 “Unleashed” card

“COME SEE US AT E3” POSTCARDS:
ANNO 1503
Nintendo Blast Radius
Millie Meter Tivola CD-ROM
Midway Games
Worms: Global Worming + Stickers

E3 Media kit CD-ROM
FunCom’s amazing business card
Infogrames business card
NetGames Multiplayer SDK mini CD
Ubisoft Roadrage GBA holo sticker
Mat Hoffman’s Pro BMX 2 sticker
Netbaby card
Soulcalibur trading card pack!
Xbox promo cards for Johnny Drama (canceled game)!

✨ 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: Rubu Tribe Hands-on (Canceled Game) 📺 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.

Under development by Outrage Games and to be published by Interplay, Rubu Tribe was an ambitious proto-open world survival platformer for PlayStation 2. Control Muku and lead the rubu tribe to success as you explore the alien world, utilize the special skills of the other rubus, and direct the journey of the Utt, a gigantic creature that carries the rubus entire city on its back.

The game was right up my alley and I was super excited to get this hands-on time with an early build. You can hear me and Maxx (he’s the one filming) talking with someone from Outrage Games about the game’s features while I run around the demo area. Unfortunately the game was abandoned and Outrage went on to release Alter Echo. By way of Twitter I found out that Brad Muir (@MrMooEar) helped out on Rubu Tribe before it was canceled.

📺 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!