Over the last few days, i’ve once again been playing operation clean-up in my spare room, attempting to clear out some of the vast quantities of crap that i’ve accumulated over the years. Mix the comic book guy from the Simpsons and one of those strange hoarders that you sometimes see on TV and you have me….well, i’ve not reached the point where i’m saving my own excrement in plastic bags yet, but you get the idea. Video games, consoles, magazines, posters, action figures…you name it, I have it in piles in my spare room.
Anyhoo. Going through some of the stacks of old comics I have took me on quite a pleasant trip down memory lane. Flicking through some old Spidey issues made me recall not only some of the cool stories I loved reading as a young ‘un, but some of the old video game adverts of old. If you have ever been into comics, or simply just flicked a through you’ve probably seen a whole bunch of them. I sent out a tweet just mentioning that I had been looking at some, and one of my lovely twitter chums James Hare said he remembered them well and expessed an interest in seeing them. So I thought i’d undertake the task of scanning some of the old adverts and uploading them up here.
Now it’s obviously going to take a bit of time. Most of the comics I went through had the same adverts in again and again, so it means I have to sit through hundreds of comics hoping to come across one I haven’t found yet, but hey ho…all for the gaming greater good and all that. It’s actually pretty fun, and it’s taking me back to the times I had as a kid, thumbing through the comics lusting over games that were out in America and that I could never afford. Halcyon days….
So look. I have no problems whatsoever with you downloading any of the images. These things need to be shared and passed along to the youthful gamers of today. Take them, share them, enjoy. Back the whole lot up should you so desire. Some of them are a little bit off centre, but hey, that’s the scanning process for you. If you want to replicate them on your own website, blog, whatever please feel free. Just give me a wee shout out and you’re cool with me.
So here are the first bunch. I’ll keep uploading them to this very blog as the scanning process continues.
Enjoy….I hope they bring back as many memories for you as they have done for me.