Earlier this week, a group of game archivists revealed that a trove of over 70 lost Japanese video games has surfaced, including the third game in the obscure Horror Tour trilogy of point-and-click horror games. The release of these games, from the personal stash of a Japanese collector, has touched off a debate about…
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is out today. In addition to including the arcade versions of 12 different games in the series, ranging from 1987's Street Fighter to 1999's 3rd Strike, it also has an impressive virtual museum built into it, with some surprising revelations.
Preserving video game history can be a tricky affair as time marches on and older games become unplayable. A game preservation organization recently restored lost artwork from forgotten games with the unlikely aid of a Twitter bot.
Years of neglect are eroding gaming history. Cartridges rot in garages, companies hoard demos that they will never release, and obscure titles fade into the ether. Some games may even be lost forever.
The Video Game History Foundation officially launched today. A non-profit dedicated to the preservation of video games and video game materials, the foundation is already working on special projects to help keep gaming history alive.
Quik the Thunder Rabbit is a platformer for the Super Nintendo that might have been lost to time if a fan hadn’t found it. Unfortunately, their decision to alter the old game’s code has been met with backlash.