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You may remember that back in the day Nintendo Power used to mail promotional video tapes to subscribers to show footage of new games such as Donkey Kong Country, Starfox 64, etc. I know that these aren't magazine issues but it would be cool if they were made available online. I don't have any of these old tapes but I know that they can occasionally be found on eBay for pretty cheap and I have the equipment and know-how that would be required to convert them to Divx/Xvid for distribution via bittorrent. What does everyone think of this?

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You may remember that back in the day Nintendo Power used to mail promotional video tapes to subscribers to show footage of new games such as Donkey Kong Country, Starfox 64, etc. I know that these aren't magazine issues but it would be cool if they were made available online. I don't have any of these old tapes but I know that they can occasionally be found on eBay for pretty cheap and I have the equipment and know-how that would be required to convert them to Divx/Xvid for distribution via bittorrent. What does everyone think of this?

Ohhh sounds good B)

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I have the StarFox 64 video in DivX. Someone on another forum posted it, but the site it used to be on is gone now. It's about 80mB.

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Someone did put up a video a LONG time ago, like like E3. Unfortunately the torrent is dead. It would be awesome if someone happened to have it, or any other prototype videos :)

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i know i have a couple of them, buried in the vhs cabinet in my basement;) ill eventually dig them out, MJB, do you wanna send me instructions on how to capture/Divx it correctly? (i have a cap card on my vid card, only problem is that theres a little wavy line that runs thru all my caps... if you can help me get rid of it, i can cap/post what i have)

msg me or reply, im up for sharing what i have

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I captured Cybermania '94 video game awards hosted by Leslie Neilson and Jonathan Taylor Thomas a couple years ago. I don't have the divx anymore, but i'd hunt down the vhs and capture it again if some people wanted to see it.

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Yeah, I remember having the donkey kong country video. Pretty interesting stuff. I'll keep my eyes open. I also have been rearchiving the old tech tv show called "icons" if any of you have heard of it. it is a sort of gaming history show dedicated to popular people/franchises/consoles/events. It's very interesting and i will be more than happy to share once I finally get a season done. I don't want to up anything that isn't a full season.

season 3 used to float around the internet in torrents, but i haven't been able to find the others.

here's an episode list:

Season 1

1 Oddworld Inhabitants

2 Nolan Bushnell

3 Pac-Man

4 Lara Croft

5 Activision

6 Miyamoto

7 Everquest

8 Bioware

9 Will Wright

10 Women of Gaming

11 Insomniac Games

12 Sid Meier

13 Scary Games

14 Richard Garriott

15 Bruce Shelley

16 John Madden NFL Football

17 Splinter Cell

18 Lord Of The Rings

Season 2

19 Atari

20 Game Music

21 Unreal

22 Yu Suzuki

23 Intellivision

24 The Legend Of Zelda

25 Xbox

26 Arcade

27 The History Of E3

28 LucasArts

29 Red Storm

30 Warren Spector

31 PC Gaming

32 The Crash

33 Games In The Military

34 Mario

35 Naughty Dog

36 Onimusha Halloween 03

37 Mega Man

38 Yuji Naka

39 Final Fantasy

40 Dungeons and Dragons

Season 3

41 Music Games

42 Sega Dreamcast

43 ESRB

44 Peter Molyneux

45 Tetris

46 Electronic Arts

47 Game Boy

48 Donkey Kong

49 Nobuo Uematsu

50 The DOOM Franchise

51 Dead or Alive

52 SNK

53 Mortal Kombat

54Prince of Persia

55 Mark Cuban

56 Metal Gear Solid

57 Half-Life

58 Bungie

59 Apple II

60 Fighting Games

Season 4

61 Gran Turismo

62 Splinter Cell

63 Frank Miller

64 Tim Schafer

65 Star Wars

66 Ralph Baer

67 PlayStation

68 George A. Romero

69 NES

70 Xbox 360

71 King Kong

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