Part documentary with weirdly staged scenes and part training session, a recently unearthed 1996 instructional video for game testers at Sega is the banquette your 90s nostalgia has been waiting to fingerboard into -- all gloriously shot in washed-out Hi8.
Titled "This is Sega Test, a trainumentary by Stanley Coenberg" (Yes!), it's more 90s than Collective Soul soundtracking a Crystal Pepsi commercial starring Jaleel White.
The resulting footage looks like what would happen if you threw corporate training video failures into a blender with an early 90s issue of Alternative Press. Just hitting the highlights means skipping over other golden moments, like when Dave pointlessly drops an entire binder full of papers in the hallway, or when a letter-jacketed game tester does stretches during his smoke break. There simply isn't time to focus on all of it.
That's not even mentioning the too-long shot of someone flattening a dollar bill against the side of a vending machine, or the office-spanning tracking shots that would make Aaron Sorkin's stonewashed Silvertabs tighten. No, on to the absolute best parts.