Yesterday I got an email from a YouTube user, louismostert, asking me to take a look at some videos I might like. I get these kinds of messages all the time, but this instance was one of those that I’m very glad I checked them out.
It turns out they were clips from a TV show called Cybernet. I had never heard of the show before, but it appears to be an English show so that would help explain why. Apparently it was some kind of a gaming news and article program regarding the current computer and console gaming market. Many of them come from 1996 and if you remember that time period, you’ll remember how wild things were quickly becoming and how the PC was hitting its biggest stride ever. There are videos about 3Dfx, making 3D games, E3, N64 rumors, and even game packaging/box art. It’s especially entertaining to hear the predictions of the near future of gaming, like whether or not the new 3D cards for PCs might actually someday surpass consoles like the Sega Saturn in terms of quality. Ha.
Seriously, some really rad stuff here that’s quite entertaining for a quick step back into time, when CD-ROMs, 3D acceleration and the Internet were just starting to see more widespread use. Here are several of my favorite clips:
3Dfx vs. PowerVR Graphics
Video Game Packaging
Virtual World Wide Web
PC vs. Console Gaming