Does anyone remember these? A good chunk of my childhood was spent in front of these while on shopping trips with my mom. At the time, it was a decent way to see what some games looked like in motion.I feel like I'm autistic because I could still sit there and watch these for hours (listen for Cam Clarke in this video)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHqGTGiBVA4
I'm surprised by the lack of information and nostalgia on these. They were literally in every store in the 90s Walmart/Best Buy/Target/etc. I would click on the video clips and watch footage over and over again. It was kino as a kid and the only way to watch a trailer of an upcoming game that hadn't released yet.It's as if didn't exist it, can't believe there aren't like a dozen video essays about these things.
>>10435302Glad to know I'm not the only one who remembers these well. And yes it's odd there's so little information on these given the kind of things collectors and nostalgia freaks are into.There was a variation on the one that I posted that had two monitors and on the other screen was a demo station where you could actually play whatever game Nintendo was pushing that month. Kind of a sublime experience as a kid. Sometimes the machines would have an "upcoming games" video where you'd see beta versions of games that weren't out yet. REALLY cool stuff when you were a kid and probably would be of interest to historians, TCRF etc.
these type of kiosks were also common in the VHS aisles to preview movies. It's difficult to find pictures online of them.I don't know how often they were changed but IIRC they were never too outdated. The last ones I remember checking out were for Wrestlemania 2000 on the N64. I'm guessing that after the N64 they phased them out since a gamecube demo disc could hold various games unlike their cartridge game demos.
>>10435302>can't believe there aren't like a dozen video essays about these things.because it's mostly zoomers who make these turbo gay video essays
In my country, we got to play the games.
>>10435302>>10435268It was literally just a Laserdisc
>Walmart/Best Buy/Target/etc. In Canada Walmart and Best Buy weren't wide spread yet and Target didn't exist we had Sears, K-mart, Toys R US and Zellers and none of them had Magazine kiosks, they had game demo units though. The one I remember most is the Virtual Boy one, it looked like it was welded to the table
>>10435329There was a person whose job it was to go around to all the retail locations and make sure the Nintendo stuff was up to date and looked nice. They did this well into the late 00's, they might still do it.
>>10435701shouldn't someone own these laser discs? they should be dumped onlinertpjs
>>10435597Yeah but it was cool being able to pick which preview you wanted to watch.>>10435701>>10435793Many of these Laserdiscs have been uploaded to Youtube (there's one in the OP) but I think there's a bunch still missing. Not a Laserdisc I think but here's a training video for this retail guys. I would have loved to do something like this while I was a slacker in my 20s.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIVN81aOlkoThe host of the video is all over Nintendo's marketing material during this era. I think he's a low level comedian/actor now.
These were cool but I always preferred the Genesis game jukebox setup.
>>10435793Someone must have more lying about... Or they got trashed which is more likely. Probably a Pokemon Snap Kiosk situation where some were misplaced in paperwork or otherwise "got lost".
>>10435627I remember the Virtual Boy stations hurting my eyes.
>>10435268I remember seeing one of these for the N64 in a Target, but that was the only time I got to see one.
>>10435268>and now, play your gameboy games in color on your TV.....Every time. I only made it four minutes because I didn't want to hear about the SNES GB adapter again.
>>10440295The Super Game Boy is one of the greatest peripherals of all time you philistine.