The most endearing geek-out you'll see all day: Man discovers window to the past in still-sealed Saturn game

Adverts. Posters. Flyers. All preserved like technicolour, Sega-brandedfossils from way back in the primordial mists of 1997. And fresh manual smell,contained and matured for nearly a decade and a half! A gleaming shiny disc, finally released from its plastic prison after many long years in the darkness! And allof this occured completely out of the blue, when a man was randomlylent a sealed copy of Sonic R at the PAX East retro game room. It's a beautiful, gleeful moment, and you really need to watch it now.

It's like the kind of high an archeologist would get when accidentally finding the the tomb of the emperor of a previously unknown civilisation while digging his back garden. Sorry Conan. Nerding out over previously-sealed, two-generation old games. That is what is best in life.

Source:Nintendo World Report

March 11th, 2011

David Houghton
Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.