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Ahoy

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Shared October 2, 2020

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0:00​ Introduction
1:16​ The Big Box
2:11​ Big Boxes on the Amiga
3:30​ Early Big Boxes
5:38​ The Mid Box
7:05​ The Tall Mid Box
8:10​ Gatefolds
9:42​ Book-style Packages
10:33​ Early Large Boxes
14:00​ Applications and Edutainment
15:20​ Timeline of Emergence
16:20​ First Wave (1982-1985)
17:27​ Second Wave (1985-1989)
18:42​ Final Wave (1990-on)
19:36​ The Death of the Big Box
20:48​ Conclusion
22:12​ Credits

AveragePixel

I'll never understand your ability to take an almost nothing kind of topic and turn it into an interesting and visually appealing video

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Harun Suaidi

Ahoy is someone who can unironically put "Gaming Historian" on his business card.

6 months ago | [YT] | 1,878

LMao heck deee

Teacher: Your final project can be on any topic

4 months ago | [YT] | 330

grantdotjpg

When I read "next up flamethrower" I dropped my phone.

5 months ago | [YT] | 199

Try now You

Ahoy: digital distribution - "This is brilliant"
BIGBOX - "But I like this"

5 months ago | [YT] | 352

Haedox

Your editing style is just so hypnotizingly beautiful.

6 months ago | [YT] | 2,708

HartlessAce

He looked at his shelf of game boxes and went “yeah this is content”

1 month ago | [YT] | 61

Bastard Hyena

Next up: Flamethrower

Iconic arms is coming back boys

1 month ago | [YT] | 42

Rafke

"Boxes are supposed to fit their contents. Anything more is wasteful."

Nintendo: starts sweating profusely

3 months ago | [YT] | 168

Jake Jake

"Actual ownership. Other than a rental agreement none of us read."

Simpler times

4 months ago | [YT] | 251

dangelowallace

not to be dramatic but these videos describe video games as beautifully and thoughtfully as i've always considered them to be. it's like listening to someone who "gets it"

6 months ago | [YT] | 2,262

The Nixaless

I just watched 23 minutes of a man talking about boxes...
I do not regret it

4 months ago | [YT] | 16

hypezoneninga

This man disappeared for 7 months released some heat then dipped i love this man

3 months ago | [YT] | 25

PossiblyPoss

when my dad passed, i inherited some of his old warcraft boxes and i love the look of them. its a shame they dont do that anymore, they look great to display

6 months ago | [YT] | 63

J.Azz. Woods

"A humble collection of a couple hundred"

5 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 97

Denis Ruskin

Ahoy’s videos are like that one friend you don’t see for ages but when you do, you have a golden time.

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CaninePotato

This video is an absolute masterpiece... it's informative, and the script is incredibly well-written, the animations look incredible, the collection is impressive and your voice is really well fit for narration. Fantastic work!!

6 months ago | [YT] | 46

Joshua Weiss

"Take my amiga collection for instance, its fairly modest comprising of a couple hundred box titles"

4 months ago | [YT] | 15

Roosevelt

Ahoy chain smoking in the mail room: "I'm going to break this conspiracy of pc gaming history wide open!"

5 months ago | [YT] | 14

Red Bear

I'm not even kidding Ahoy could literally explain the simplest thing on Earth, and make it interesting asf

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