Talk of urinals and deodorant ads in games got me wondering how long people have been talking about in-game ads. I found some chatter from 1995. The era of "Cool Spot," the 7Up video game and other in-game ad dreams.
We've been writing aboutFinal Fantasythis week, so how about we study how people used to write about this huge franchise. Like back in 1990, when the first game was coming to America. How did people/Nintendo explain it?
Inspired by Crecente's posts about Epic Mickey I went digging for some older Disney stories. That brought me to E3 2001 stories. That brought me to paragraphs about how awesome the GameCube debut line-up was at that show.
The PlayStation 3 may be expanding to 250 Gigabytes in the United States next month, but a mere 13 years ago Nintendo was working on its own storage expansion. A whole 64MB more storage capacity was coming. With Zelda.
Before video games were a threat to society at large, they were a threat to the hobby of model-making. We're not talking about the creation of attractive people who appear on magazines. No, this is the other kind of modeling.