Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Introducing the Saturn Junkyar(d)chives

Available Junkyar(d)chives:
While leisurely perusing the interwebs for various Saturn content, I recently came to a realization: finding high quality and in-depth info and commentary about some of these games can actually be kind of a chore!

Especially if you’re looking for in-depth analysis, personal stories, history, and commentary, there’s so much great stuff out there but it’s hardly a simple Google or Bing* search away. You can try searching YouTube and you might get inundated with loads of videos but it can take forever to sift through everything you’d want to find, if it even comes up in your search at all. Other times you might face the opposite problem: an ostensible dearth of substantive and easily searchable info whatsoever.

However, most of the time I’ve found that plenty of quality content does exist even if the almighty search engine algorithm gods refuse to offer their divine guidance. On top of that, so many of these resources can be spread across all manner of mediums – including videos, written articles, podcasts, images, etc. – sometimes I’m not even sure what it is I’m actually looking for, even if I’ve already found it!

Even internally within the Saturn Junkyard, this site is effing old now! So it stands to reason that perhaps there are also great SJY articles -- buried deep in the layers of our disorganized stratum of scrap -- which may still be perfectly relevant contributors to the conversations we’re having about these same games today. And of course there’s the wealth of great content that regularly comes from all of our Sega-loving friends throughout the community. This stuff can be easy to miss.

So what to do?

Well, I thought it might be fun, or at the very least helpful, to try and curate some of this great stuff where it can be made easier to explore and peruse, regardless of whether you want to simply learn more about an unfamiliar title or delve deeper into the body of work surrounding your favorite Saturn games. But the point is it would all be made conveniently accessible in one place -- like in a shrine, or an archive…or a Junkyard, perhaps?

Sure. Let’s go with that.

So here’s the goal: One game at a time, we’re going to do our best to explore the reaches of the Junkyard and far beyond to deliver you the best concentration of excellent Saturn game analysis, history, and commentary we possibly can. Apart from curating more of these as we go, we’re also happy to take suggestions for additional archives and aim to update these over time. If there’s other cool content you’d like to suggest, feel free to leave those links in the comments. Just note that for any original, independently-produced content, we will want to get the go-ahead from the creators to include their work.

So without further ado, I present you the first of -- let’s call them Junkyar(d)chives for now – and I’m immediately regretting that name choice. Anyway, until I come up with a better title, please enjoy this first curation effort, where we start with Sonic Team’s classic Saturn swansong: Burning Rangers.


- Brian

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* j/k lol wtf is a Bing?

1 comment:

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