The following is from the Video Game History Foundation’s Video Game Media Assets Collection, an archive of digital material originally intended for use in media publications such as magazines and websites.
We place particular emphasis on collecting these materials because they offer insight both on how games were marketed and how they were made, as many of these assets were generated while a game was still in development. Additionally, because these materials were ephemeral by nature, they were typically disposed of after use. It is often the case that even their creators no longer have them.
The Video Game Media Asset Collection is an ongoing effort, see our blog post for more information.
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Original Artifact: South Park Cover Images (Zip disk)
Note: The January, 1999 issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly featured four variant covers for its coverage of Acclaim’s original South Park game. In 2016, The Video Game History Foundation was able to recover the original images off of the Zip disk that Acclaim originally sent them on.
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