Saving Our Past: the UK Video Game Archive

I'm an archive junkie — I consider it a side-effect of my profession, since we spend half our lives in temperature-controlled buildings with lots of old stuff. So I watch the growth of the video game archives across the globe with no small measure of excitement — not only does my little historian heart go pitter-patter … » 11/16/08 3:30pm 11/16/08 3:30pm

IBM and the Palace Museum Launch the 'Virtual Forbidden City'

In a move that seems designed to provide Chinese historians with even more ways to torture their poor students (I know at least one thing I'm forcing my » 10/11/08 3:00pm 10/11/08 3:00pm sections to do next quarter), IBM and the Palace Museum have teamed up to offer a virtual, immersive, and interactive version of the Forbidden Palace of Beijing. In…

Preserving Our History: Good Games Never Go Out of Style

Rob Zacny has a thought provoking piece up at the Escapist: on the whole, we're the worst genre when it comes to preserving our history, even the great classics acknowledged as 'great.' In a society - never mind technical area - where progress and marching forward is the name of the game, it's not exactly surprising,… » 6/29/08 12:30pm 6/29/08 12:30pm