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Lost Media – Avatars Offline (2002 MMORPG Documentary July 27, 2022

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Welcome back to Lost Media, where we talk about some of the most obscure gaming content from across the internet that cannot be found anymore. In Spring 2003 I had the pleasure to view a documentary about the history of MMOs up until that point, Avatars Offline. The film was directed by Daniel Liatowitsch, and featured original interviews with game developers like Lord British.

As for where the film might be and how we might be able to find it? The film got a small DVD release, which has gone out of print. Hopefully some day the director will rerelease the film online.

Lost Media – The Pokémon 20th Anniversary Twitch Stream March 31, 2022

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We are back with a brand new Lost Media video! Videos about lost Pokémon media and international censorship have been plentiful. There have been tons of stories of missing television episodes, deleted scenes from movies, and lost promotional events and DLC. This time, we’ll be discussing a piece of Pokémon lost media that NOBODY has talked about.

In Feb 2016, The Pokémon Company celebrated the 20th anniversary of the release of the original games in Japan. They announced an 8-Hr live stream on Twitch hosted by YouTube personality TheJWittz. The sad thing was the video was never archived on Twitch. Following the 30 day lapse, the video deleted itself automatically. As far as I know, the whole video has been lost.

So where’s the video? Did you archive it? Post a comment below if you know!

Lost Media – EA’s Alternate Reality Game About Conspiracies, Majestic January 29, 2022

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Maniac discusses a completely unremembered game from the year 2000, Majestic. Published by EA and priced like an MMO, Majestic had no game engine or executable. Players received phone calls, video messages emails and faxes, all to assist or hinder them in their quest to protect themselves and their in-game allies from whatever was coming.

Five episodes and a demo were released over the course of the game’s lifespan. They ranged in length from three to six days of real-time gameplay each and could not be replayed once completed. A second season was announced after the fifth episode concluded, but was cancelled due to low subscription numbers of the first season. Since it’s release, no one remembers it, and since most of its gameplay revolves around streaming video messages, emails, faxes and phone calls, next to nothing of the game was preserved.

What was the game about, and where might this content be? Let’s let our host tell you a story.

Lost Media – Star Trek: My Experience January 20, 2022

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In 1998, Star Trek: The Experience opened at the Las Vegas Hilton. Even thirty years later it was a venue that major theme parks are still playing catch up to. It closed in 2008. In 2010, a REFERENCE-QUALITY documentary about the history of Star Trek: The Experience was published on the (now defunct) website Blip. It was called Star Trek: My Experience and was created by Vernon Wilmer, a former cast member and megafan.

In 2012, Blip was purchased by Disney and shut down. All content hosted on it that was not archived was lost. Among the lost content was Mr. Wilmer’s incredible documentary which to this day has not been reposted online.

Here’s a video with my thoughts about the documentary and a plea to Mr. Wilmer for its return. Enjoy.

Lost Media – Help Me Find this 90s Disney Channel Arcade Movie January 2, 2022

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Ten years ago, Maniac wrote about a movie he saw on the Disney Channel back when it was a premium cable station. It was about a group of teenagers that had their own basement arcade and followed their antics as they played a game together. Unfortunately, he was never able to learn it’s name, and because of that has been unable to find it or any further information about it. However, Maniac has noticed that the search for Lost Media has become a popular pastime online over the past few years with its own major subculture.

With all that in mind, Maniac humbly provides his plea on for someone to assist him with finding this obscure film. In the video below, he provides all the details he remembers about what he saw happen in the movie, and the details of the search he’s done up to this point. Enjoy.

Hope this video has been some help to anyone interested in assisting with the search. Maniac has already deduced this movie would have broadcasted no later than October 1992. Due to its age and obscurity, finding information about any Disney Channel content online has been difficult, and it’s possible the only record of the movie’s existence is in the pages of an old issue of Disney Channel Magazine.

Happy New Year!