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#101 Mindfield OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:26 PM

Thanks for sharing the video. That was really cool to watch......especially knowing what happened to them not long afterwards.

Yeah, that's the only bittersweet bit about watching -- knowing how the rest of the story unfolded after the credits rolled. Still, it's flat-out amazing how quickly these company climbed to the top of the ladder. The repeated upward revision of sales projections from $15m, $30m, $50m -- all in less than a year, is astonishing, and a testament both to the video game business climate of the day and to Imagic's vision and quality games.

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Posted Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:59 PM

I feel like the world's biggest nerd for immediately recognizing Alan Parsons Project's "I Robot" playing during the factory assembly scene.

Man it would be cool to have one of those dev stations that the guy was programming the game on.

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Posted Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:43 AM

Looks like the YouTube videos have been removed. Any other sources out there?

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Posted Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:21 AM

Yes they have been taken down. I never got to watch part three. Any way I can get someone who downloaded them to e-mail them to me? If someone does, I'll host it on my web space so that any one else here that wants it can download it.

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Posted Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:59 PM

Wow. I mean, I know it's still technically copyrighted material, but I'm still a little surprised they nuked it.

I'll see about uploading it elsewhere, or possibly even set up a temporary FTP.

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Posted Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:54 AM

It's really no problem to host it on my web space. I pay for it and hardly use it.

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Posted Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:10 AM

Wow. I mean, I know it's still technically copyrighted material, but I'm still a little surprised they nuked it.

I'll see about uploading it elsewhere, or possibly even set up a temporary FTP.

If you do, I will sue. :mad:

Not.

How are we supposed to see this stuff if people don't post it illegally? I don't believe anyone is selling it, so you can't get it that way.

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Posted Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:09 AM

YouTube is in the middle of a Viacom induced crackdown. My entire account was shut down for stuff that I posted a year ago. The glory days of Youtube are ending.

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Posted Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:57 AM

the problem is youtube/google makes money. its too bad people that own these all but dead IPs wont just post their material on youtube and get a little bit of cash out of it.

Edited by chrisbid, Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:58 AM.


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Posted Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:16 AM

Since Youtube=Google Video now, someone needs to start a new online video hosting site.

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Posted Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:38 AM

since people bitch about rapidshare alot i tried maegaupload, so lets see what people bitch about now

Megaupload Atlantis

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edit - 65mb

Edited by Lemmi, Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:39 AM.


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Posted Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:55 AM

since people bitch about rapidshare alot i tried maegaupload, so lets see what people bitch about now

Megaupload Atlantis

all 3 .FLV files in WINRAR
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edit - 65mb

Dont know why "Making of Atlantis "was taken off,theres TONS of documentarys about classic gaming on youtube that are still there after years,and no,they're not uploaded by the original makers either,these are documentarys from real tv specials,to bad it was taken down.I,m just glad i downloaded all 3,before they were taken off,i have them on cd-rom and play them with "videoLAN"

Edited by Rik, Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:58 AM.


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Posted Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:13 PM

How are we supposed to see this stuff if people don't post it illegally? I don't believe anyone is selling it, so you can't get it that way.


Don't be crazy, RandomTerrain... that would make sense!!! We can't have something as crazy as making sense in our intellectual property laws!

Thanks,

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Posted Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:14 PM

since people bitch about rapidshare alot i tried maegaupload, so lets see what people bitch about now

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edit - 65mb



Thanks Lemmi.

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Posted Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:48 PM

since people bitch about rapidshare alot i tried maegaupload, so lets see what people bitch about now

Megaupload Atlantis

all 3 .FLV files in WINRAR
enjoy :D

edit - 65mb


Thanks from me as well. Very interesting. I take it that Imagic never went public.

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Posted Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:27 PM

It's really no problem to host it on my web space. I pay for it and hardly use it.

Chris


If you do this, please post links to the videos. I'll update my OP with the new links.

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2007 9:03 AM

as being in game biz now for more than 6 years i found it very interesting watching imagic doc.... holy shit...nothing changed since then excpet the consoles&machines... ;)

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Posted Tue Apr 3, 2007 1:50 PM

since people bitch about rapidshare alot i tried maegaupload, so lets see what people bitch about now

Megaupload Atlantis

all 3 .FLV files in WINRAR
enjoy :D

edit - 65mb


Thanks Lemmi. I enjoyed watching these clips on Youtube. A few days later I wanted to show my girlfriend but they had been removed. Cheers.

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Posted Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:54 PM

Double thanks, pretty cool doc on early video gaming. Anyone recall how many hits the YouTube video had before
it was taken off? I wonder if the administrators have a system that flags movies for content after a certain number
of hits...

Who uploaded it? After all the crazy, ancient and obscure stuff I have found on YT I wonder who the folks are that
upload it? Its one thing to have stuff on some dusty VHS tapes but another to digitize and upload.

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Posted Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:47 PM

Double thanks, pretty cool doc on early video gaming. Anyone recall how many hits the YouTube video had before
it was taken off? I wonder if the administrators have a system that flags movies for content after a certain number
of hits...


They do, but it's used for ranking, not potential copyright infringement. No idea on the number of hits. I did try and take note of who uploaded it (in the event that they might be someone close to the video or its subjects) but I can't for the life of me remember the username anymore. I probably should have asked the guy if he's the one that capped it, and if so, whether he had a better quality copy he could share privately.

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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:41 AM

I did try and take note of who uploaded it (in the event that they might be someone close to the video or its subjects) but I can't for the life of me remember the username anymore. I probably should have asked the guy if he's the one that capped it, and if so, whether he had a better quality copy he could share privately.

The user was fraziergorge according to this page and this page.

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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:44 AM

The user was fraziergorge according to this page and this page.


That may explain things. The entire account was suspended. The Imagic vids were probably not the culprit, but something else that fraziergorge uploaded.

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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:46 PM

I like the list of other companies who were making software.

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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:19 PM

Did anyone save these videos? I'd like to get my hands on them so I can host them here on AtariAge for those who haven't seen them. I wasn't aware that YouTube had taken them down. :roll:

..Al

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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:33 PM

since people bitch about rapidshare alot i tried maegaupload, so lets see what people bitch about now

Megaupload Atlantis

all 3 .FLV files in WINRAR
enjoy :D

edit - 65mb


Here you go Albert.




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