Newly-Discovered Footage from E3 2000

Metal Gear Solid 2 and Dinosaur Planet headline this two-hour tour.

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Here’s a rarity, and something we’re always excited to find: video footage directly from the E3 2000 floor!

This video was filmed by a co-worker of Mark Flitman, a video game producer who, at the time, was working for a small company called NuFX (Mark is also the guy who had the Eclipse demo in yesterday’s post!). Mark’s colleague filmed just about everything on display at E3. This footage includes a look at Nintendo’s booth (featuring Banjo-Tooie and the never-released Dinosaur Planet for Nintendo 64) and the famous first trailer for Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. (It also includes, well, some things best left in 2000.)

Videos like this are not easy to find, and we’re excited to be preserving two hours of video from E3 2000 captured by Mark’s team.

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This video comes from the Mark Flitman collection, one of the exciting collections in our archives that we’ve been able to preserve thanks to your generous donations. We’ll be sharing more of his materials throughout the month!

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