Unreleased Duke Nukem Game Winds Up at Library of Congress

Were you one of the eleven people waiting for the Duke Nukem game that was supposed to come to the PlayStation Portable? Still bummed that it never came out? All hope is not lost. A disc containing the source code for Duke Nukem: Critical Mass was recently found in Washington, D.C. But getting at the guts of the thing… » 8/06/14 12:30pm 8/06/14 12:30pm

A Gentleman's Reading Collection Should Always Begin With Duke Nukem

That up there isn't some joke image someone tossed up on Tumblr. It's a real photo, taken from the Library of Congress' video game collection, and it features vintage strategy guides, rebound and preserved for the ages. » 11/20/12 3:00am 11/20/12 3:00am

Even The Library of Congress Has a Hard Time Preserving Old Games

Game designers and enthusiasts have, for many years, faced the challenges of preserving history in a digital medium. Source code and original designs for a project get lost over time, or data storage methods change and degrade. » 4/23/12 8:30pm 4/23/12 8:30pm

Libraries Got Game

There are, perhaps, few more disconsonant scenes than of the austere silence of the library and the boisterous play of video games, but a growing movement is starting to put the two under one roof. » 7/31/09 6:00pm 7/31/09 6:00pm

On the LOC Preserving Virtual Worlds Project

I've mentioned my love for the delightful How They Got Game » 11/22/08 3:30pm 11/22/08 3:30pm, which catalogues some of the neat holdings of the Stanford Stephen M. Cabrinety Collection (among other things); now, they're getting some love from the Stanford alumni magazine, which highlights the Library of Congress 'Preserving Virtual Worlds' project…