Computer Game Catalogs

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

A relaxed, nostalgic look back at game publisher catalogs of yesteryear.

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10 comments on “Computer Game Catalogs

  1. Gemini says:

    That was one nostalgia-loaded video you just made! ; )
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    I remember the little ad thingies in my Mech 2 box when I first got the game. I don’t have them anymore though, though I did keep all the game-specific extras like the recruitment pamphlets from Clan Wolf and Clan Jade Falcon.

  2. Kevin says:

    I had the iGlasses, they did suck. What you had was a VR helmet type thing, terriable LCD in each eye and poor stereo vision. Optional addon to do head tracking as mouse.

    What made them really ass though, is the LCD’s were in the top of the unit, and reflected down onto tinted plastic so you could see the game, but also look though to the normal world, which made the game mostly transparent.

    They gave you a crap plastic flap you could snap in front of to block that out, but yea it was bad

  3. Zabeus says:

    I enjoyed it! Thanks for letting us come in your house and rummage through your game boxes.
    I was one of those stupid kids that ran up the phone bill by calling a tip line. I needed help in Soldier of Fortune (The Chaos Engine) and after getting the tip I ran back to the game and forgot to hang the phone up! Needless to say we had 900 numbers blocked after that.

    It’s also hard to imagine that Episode 1 came out so long ago.

  4. Never seen some of these catalogs. Interesting stuff for sure. Please, do show us more at some point.

    I still don’t get it why that one Star Wars game has “Teräs Käsi” in the subtitle. Teräskäsi (it’s actually a compound word) is Finnish and means “steel hand”.

    • Gemini says:

      It’s supposed to refer to a martial arts fighting style used in the game. Considering how bad the game is though, I doubt anyone noticed or cared. : P

  5. Social Gamer says:

    Great video, thanks for sharing your retro vids..! Keep It Retro! from @TheSocialGamer from @0ldSch00lJunkie..!

  6. Legion says:

    This video + liquor + ebay = me spending $500 on old games

  7. Legion says:

    This guy near Toronto runs “The Personal Computer Museum”. He’s got an impressive list of hardware. Not sure where you’re located, but if it’s nearby, thought you might be interested.

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