Friday, October 06, 2006

Videogame Ads, circa 1982

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Ah, sweet memories! Those original ads were pretty wacky. Lord knows (as does my mom) I've still got a bunch of old computer magazines... I should scan some of those in myself. There were some pretty wacky ads back then for computer related stuff. Showing off screenshots wasn't necessarily really the big thing to do, so they often had all these wacky airbrushed pictures that had absolutely less than nothing to do with the game itself. Fun stuff :)

Until I get around to scanning in all those old ads, you'll have to settle for this set of them, I guess.

The many animators of the Flintstones...

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I found this quite interesting -- other people may not. But apparently they had a number of different people who animated Fred & co. at different points, and each one drew and animated the characters in their own style. Normally, this is discouraged (at best) I think it added some character to it, though I never noticed at the time.

(as usual, click on the title for the link... and this is probably the last time I'll mention that)