This Guy Is Digitizing the VHS History of Video Games
Some of the tapes contain never-before-seen footage for US gamers.
If you were a child (or large adult son) who spent your free time clutching a controller, sitting so close to the tube that your hair picked up static, you might also have a collection of VHS tapes released by gaming companies. They were made for enthusiasts who wanted to see exclusive tips and footage for upcoming games. It was analog YouTube, long before YouTube existed.
UK-based gaming journalist and blogger Chris Scullion is on a mission to preserve his collection—and maybe your collection, too—of these old video game VHS tapes.
I’ve known a lot of people who have said they wanted to do this over the years, some of whom disappeared down the rabbit hole of acquiring stuff and never came up for air to share any of it. Glad to see this one’s getting off the ground.