Category: Feature

It’s Free! on the PlayStation Store for August 1st!

It’s August 1st which means the hyperactive video game release season is upon us. But it won’t really break loose until John Madden pokes his head out of a hedgehog hole and curses another player for being featured on the cover of his latest game. That’s why we’re a little thin on freebies this week with a pair of demos, a beta for a hockey game (!?), another free VR music video, and just a few free Avatar icons.

Grab ‘n Go, but bring an extra snack because the offerings are light.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season demo
Is it really the end of Clementine’s Walking Dead story? Check out the beginning of what Telltale is calling The Final Season and see what’s changed over the last six years of these games.

Kabounce Trial
Get your hands on this peculiar 4-player, self-professed pinball game that looks equal parts Rocket League and… maybe Faceball 2000? Yeah, it’s strange.

NHL 19 Beta
No idea what’s up with hockey so I’ll let the copy do the talking: “Play the NHL® 19 Open Beta* and be among the first to experience the World of CHEL and RPM Tech. Step onto the pond in NHL ONES, THREES Drop-In, EASHL Drop-In and Clubs game modes while you unlock gear for your create-a-player. Use traits and specialties to improve your skater or goalie, and express yourself like never before.”

Tom Greenan VR
Also no idea who this guy is so I’ll let the copy do the talking, again: “Join acclaimed UK music artist Tom Grennan and witness a unique behind-the-scenes recording at London’s iconic Metropolis Studios. Enjoy an unforgettable immersive musical experience as Tom and his band perform ‘Royal Highness’ and ‘Found What I’ve Been Looking For’, two of the biggest tracks from his debut album ‘Lighting Matches’.”

Castaway Paradise
Embody the likeness of your favorite townsfolk from Castaway Paradise, a very Animal Crossing inspired new release on PlayStation 4, with these four free Avatar icons.

It Came From The Collection 16: Stickers! Atari, Mario, Rockstar & More

EPISODE 16
I’ve got a lot of stuff that I pulled out of magazines through the early 2000’s so let’s look at a random stack!

We’ve got Rockstar, Smuggler’s Run, and Midnight Club stickers, Mario Party 5 “Mario for President” and Mario Kart Double Dash stickers, a Mario & Luigi postcard, Zelda: Four Swords stickers, Fire Emblem stickers, a Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition chrome ad, loads of Atari stickers, Jonny Moseley Mad Trix and Freekstyle stickers, an Assassin’s Creed iron-on, Armed & Dangerous bullet hole sticker sets, Nintendo Power Pikmin and Spider-Man vinyl clings, GameCube memory card sticker sheets, and more!

✨ 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.

1995 PlayStation Promo Tape 📺

 

Five minutes isn’t long but Sony managed to cram 20 “launch window” PlayStation games into that time. Take a look at this 1995 PlayStation promo tape that led up to the console’s launch in the U.S.

🎆 Featuring:
Battle Arena Toshinden
Wipeout
Ridge Racer
Air Combat
PGA Tour Invitational
Jumping Flash!
ESPN Extreme Games
Kileak: The DNA Imperative
Mortal Kombat 3
Novastorm
WWF Wrestlemania
NBA Jam Tournament Edition
Total Eclipse Turbo
Madden NFL ’96
Twisted Metal
Warhawk
NFL Gameday
NHL Face Off
Destruction Derby
Tekken

📺 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 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.