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40-year-old technology gives up after 17 seconds in Elden Ring

40-year-old technology gives up after 17 seconds in Elden Ring

An old enemy appears: many of today's young gamers may no longer be familiar with the VHS tape.
An old enemy appears: many of today's young gamers may no longer be familiar with the VHS tape.

In terms of technological development, Elden Ring is still a completely new game. FromSoftware's dark fantasy RPG was released in 2022, and still has a strong player base.

And Soulslike shouldn't lose that in the coming months. Because Shadow of the Erdtree symbolizes fans At the end of June the first major expansion was released Role play at home.

So it's no wonder that Elden Ring is currently being streamed up and down Twitch, YouTube, and Kick. Many gamers probably use modern recording software like OBS Studio or Camtasia to record their gameplay. However, the Elden Ring player handles his recordings the old-fashioned way.

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree - In the story trailer, main antagonist Messmer sets the world on fireElden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree - In the story trailer, main antagonist Messmer sets the world on fire

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Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree – In the story trailer, main antagonist Messmer sets the world on fire

With cassette!

In a video posted by user jim3692 Reddit shared, showing off his old recording setup for Elden Ring sessions. He sees in it: An old-fashioned VHS recorder for video tapes. A dinosaur by technological standards, as the VHS format dates back to 1976!

In the clip, jim3692 can be seen inserting a cassette tape and playing a short gameplay sequence that he recorded on it. The picture quality is bad, as is the sound. When it comes to a boss fight, the recording ends abruptly after just 17 seconds. There is no coverage, he says on the screen. VHS format doesn't seem to be reliable anymore.

If you're interested in this crazy method, watch the video in this embed:

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By the way, the cassette that Jim3692 plays in his video is not one Freshness. At the time, with VHS tapes, you had the option of overwriting previous recordings, similar to smaller music tapes.

That's why there's an initial flash in the Reddit clip in front of Elden Ring recordings Pampers ads across the screen. This may also be tailored marketing to the target group. Because with one or two Elden Ring bosses, some players will probably piss their pants.

The bosses will likely remain dark and scary in Shadow of the Erdtree, which will be released on June 21.

Just a few days ago, a new trailer for the upcoming expansion was released, which we've already examined in detail to find out the hidden details. You can find the article in the link box above. Our author Philip will also explain to you the things you should definitely do before starting the add-on.

The question now is: What impossible (and unusual) recording methods do you know? Feel free to write it to us in the comments!