A few weeks ago I asked if anyone wanted to see old video of Quakeworld I recorded back in the day and generally about nostalgic gaming recording, and got some positive replies. Last night I copied my Quakeworld VHS tapes onto DVDs and surprisingly the video was already formatted well for Youtube so I uploaded a bit.
I always enjoyed making a record of my gaming, and I'd watch it over and over (usually in the background to other gaming). I never had a camcorder until recently, but I would use VHS or audiocassettes to record my game playing. These videos are obviously more valuable to me than other people, when I watch any of these I get a flood of memories and emotions.
Early internet gaming, especially Quakeworld - because it was my first internet videogame, is especially powerfully nostalgic to me. At the time of this recording I had a really ratty gaming PC, but I had just gotten a 3dfx graphics card which doubled my framerate in Quake, uppded the resolution to 640x480, increased graphics quality substantially, and generally made the game much more playable. In early 1998 I got a more powerful PC. I also played a good deal of the original Team Fortress during this time but sadly never recorded it.
At the time of this recording I had been on the net for about a year and was still getting into the groove with it, the net was absolutely fascinating to me. I bought a very good book on TCP/IP networking and learned a lot over time. I would spend some of my spare time on Palace chat (a really old chat program), and Geocities chat (RIP Geocities :( ). I also had all the consoles, and I was probably most interested in Sega Saturn because that's the last one I got. I got the 3DFX card about a month after Goldeneye for N64 came out, so that helps me figure out when abouts this video would have been taken.
If people are interested I can upload more videos in the future, there's quite a few more parts where this one came from. I can totally understand if people aren't interested though. I'd be interested to see other Giant Bomb users videos if they'd be willing to upload them.