Big Boxes.

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Genre: Gaming

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Wilson score: 0.9933

Rating: 4.9758 / 5

Engagement: 10.0585%


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Shared October 2, 2020

Next up: Flamethrower.
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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


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

6 months ago | [YT] | 6,891

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


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


Your editing style is just so hypnotizingly beautiful.

6 months ago | [YT] | 2,708


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


"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


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


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

3 months ago | [YT] | 25


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.

6 months ago | [YT] | 1,183


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


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

1 month ago | [YT] | 4