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.
The eighth tape in my VHS Preservation Project is the first in my collection that celebrates the Nintendo GameCube.
This is a video that was given away free to customers of GAME and Electronics Boutique in the UK, in order to promote upcoming GameCube games.
It’s a mixture of official trailers and gamepay footage captured by GAME themselves, and as such the video quality varies quite a bit throughout. There’s also a brilliantly poor quality section at the end in which they try to shill third-party controllers.
How to watch
You can watch the video right here:
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 tapes from the US and other countries too as long as you don’t mind the shipping costs.
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