The Video Game VHS Preservation Project is an attempt to digitise as many video game VHS tapes as possible for the purposes of preservation. Click here for more information.
For the third of my VHS Preservation Project videos, it’s time to move away from the SNES and focus on what could have been its successor in an alternative timeline.
Blown Away is a video commissioned by Sony in 1996 to showcase the games coming to the original PlayStation in late ’96 and early ’97.
It’s got some interesting imagery and loads of stylishly put together game footage. Well, stylish for its time.
How to watch
You can watch the video right here:
NOTE: The aim was to release all of these videos ad-free, but due to the use of licensed music in this video Universal Music Group has put a copyright claim on it.
This means it may have an ad on it, but more importantly it may not be playable on portable devices (like mobile phones). If it doesn’t play on your device, you may need to watch on a PC or console instead.
If you’d like to download an extremely high-quality bitrate version of the file (4.6 GB), I’ll be uploading it to archive.org later tonight.
I’ve recorded a commentary track for this video (and will be doing so with all videos in the future), in case you want a bit more context on what you’re seeing. If you’re interested, get stuck in:
If you have VHS tapes you’d like to donate to this project that you can’t already see in the header image on this article, please do send me an email or a DM on Twitter and let me know what you have. I’m based in the UK so I’m mainly looking at doing UK videos for now, but will happily preserve US tapes too as long as you don’t mind the shipping costs.
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