The History of Video Games

Two very cool articles about the historicization of video games through a new program at the University of Texas. I wonder what the time-frame is for anything to become written down and archived as history? Let’s see….video games emerged in the 1970s (or earlier? does anyone know?). It’s 2007, so that’s 35+ years, or half a lifetime. So perhaps, the answer is just as long as it takes for a video-game-playing kid to grow up and become an historian and start his or her own archive.

Article in Ars Technica about University of Texas video game collection archive.

Article on APM’s Marketplace about the UT archive.

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