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Because I can’t not do it, I’m back on YouTube!

Because I can't not do it, I'm back on YouTube!

Try as they may, YouTube will not stop me and my dumb videos! Way back in February some unfortunate mishaps played out and my original channel of 13 years was flagged for obliteration. I sat in the smoldering aftermath of it for pretty much the entire year, too crushed to try and pick up the pieces. One of those crazy Speed Racer kids even asked me multiple times what I was going to do but I could only deflect with “there’s just not enough time right now” and “I’d love to but…”.

Life went on, I changed jobs, we bought a house, but the loss of those videos has never stopped weighing on me. YouTube channels about video games are cheaper than a dime a dozen but I had some unique stuff on there. Moreover, I always appreciated when someone would comment that they couldn’t find a game or song or scene until I uploaded it. I was helping people in my awkward little, game-specific way and I want that back!

 

And so it finally is! Well, it’s getting there. Re-uploading over a decade of videos is going to take some time but I’ve started with the most popular and most unique stuff first: 

Dinosaur Hunting ✔️
Speed Racer: The Videogame ✔️
Super Bombad Racing videOST ✔️
Rare PlayStation Vita soundtracks ✔️

My gargantuan playthrough of R-Type Command is currently going up, one episode a day, from now through February (!!) and I’ll be peppering in shorter series and original content as often as I can. I don’t want to fill up anyone’s YouTube feed with constant posts so the best bet may be to check out my playlists page to see if your favorite thing is back up. Of course, I’d love it if you subscribed so I could one day get back to making some money, but if you find something fun, useful, or totally obscure, that’s more than enough satisfaction for me.

Thanks, as always, for taking a look!

It Came From The Collection 17: Atari Game Program Catalogs (1981-1982)

EPISODE 17
These are some of the oldest pieces of paper I own! Two Atari catalogs from 1981 and 1982 showcasing some fantastic art and an array of current and upcoming games. If you want to see even bigger versions of this art, check out the Art of Atari books, they’re massive and filled with loads of history on the artists and designs.

✨ 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.

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 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.