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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
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.

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!

Good Karma, Bad Game: The Music of Super Bombad Racing

Because nobody asked —
no, wait — because one person asked, here is the entire soundtrack from one of the most maligned Star Wars games in existence: Super Bombad Racing. I bought it just over a year ago to see if its soundtrack offered any fun remixes of Star Wars themes for a feature I wrote on Original Sound Version. Turns out, it doesn’t.

But I am nothing but a conduit: passing something I have (and don’t necessarily love) onto someone who wants it. I’m like a Video Game Buddhist, or at the least I’m paying it forward for my fellow gamers in search of obscure coverage.

Who’s next? What do you want to see or hear? If I’ve got it or can get ahold of it I’d love to do some more requests. Bonus points if you pick a game that happens to be on my growing backlog.

Over a decade later and these things STILL cost too much!

Target is finally closing out some PlayStation 2 products and these once-$30 Memory Cards still seem too expensive at only ten bucks. I don’t miss memory cards as an overpriced accessory but having come to store all my Xbox 360 saves on a USB drive I do love the convenience of having all my saves and profiles at hand.

GameLuVideo: Ridin’ low with Lowrider on PlayStation2

It’s done! I am officially the King of Low. I can hoppy-hop and shakey-wakey with the best of the lowridin’ low-stars and I completely and fully understsand and appreciate the lowrider culture now! How did I transcend my Caucasian upbringing to become the most respected and beloved lowrider? Like the Dead Sea Scrolls that have informed the faith of countless believers since their discovery, Lowrider is like a lost artifact that holds untold wisdom and insight into the lowrider scene.

Ok, I can’t keep this up any longer without laughing. Lowrider, the game, is probably the farthest thing from authentic when it comes to video games based on a cultural movement. Beyond the FMV scenes and the very core of the gameplay, everything in Lowrider looks and sounds like the developers had the best of intentions but not the most time or money to pull it off.

It’s not quite as offensive as, say, B.D. Joe from Crazy Taxi but I can’t imagine that real-life lowrider shows are played out at baseball stadiums with fans lovingly throwing trash and commentators who declare “it sucks” even when balloons and doves come flying out of a car that is wildly spinning its quarter panels. For the total $7 I paid for it, Lowrider was a surprisingly playable and entertaining game that I passed on at full price in 2003. It makes for a great look back at the all-but-lost sub-genre: Japanese games that lovingly get everything all wrong. See it all in action — doves included — in the video.