Game history

Nintendo uses copyright to erase video game history

from bad lesson department Just recently, Tim Geigner wrote about how Nintendo’s success with the relaunched Nintendo NES Classic showed how the company has managed to compete with free, as many NES emulators can play ROMs for free. And yet, the NES Classic comes in neat, easy-to-use packaging. And it’s worth buying, if only because […]

Game history

Preserving video game history is more than nostalgia

Compared to movies, theater or music, video games are relatively new in entertainment and popular culture. But the gaming lineage dates back to the 1960s, with landmark titles such as Space war!, pong and The Oregon Trail. As interest in the game’s impact on pop culture grows, historians and archivists are playing a real-life time […]

Game history

A father makes his son play through the history of video games, chronologically

For ten years, Andy Bayo has been carry out an experiment on his son. It is both cruel and fascinating. Rather than letting him play whatever video game he wanted, Baio pushed his boy to make his way to modernity by going through the history of video games chronologically. Starting with 1979’s Galaxian. His son […]