Meet vintage videogaming's archivist extraordinaire


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/03/12/meet-vintage-videogamings-ar.html


#2

If he’s really serious about preservation then reverse engineering of the code and emulation is essential.
A quick scan of the original article makes it seem that profit is his main motive.


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is he only concerned with console games? or is it ALL video games? i couldn’t tell from the website.


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The 2012 article was heavy on the highly inflationary nature of speculation and the collectible world. But the video refocusses on the vision and purpose of the endeavour. In hindsight, I see the article more as Clickbait, and the video really is a much better way tell the vision statement.

While I don’t actually care much about video games, it’s a good metaphor for the vulnerability of various niches in modern history. If we don’t have the curators, writers, archivists, and gatekeepers, all could be lost. On a similar note, I have recently been enjoying Richard Moss’s Life and Times of Video Games Podcast, following his book the Secret History of Mac Gaming, even though I know even less about Mac gaming than I do regular gaming.


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