All publications by tag «preservation»
87% of classic video games at risk of sinking into oblivion due to preservation and availability crisis
Preservation is one of the biggest issues in the games industry, as more classic titles fade into history every year. The Video Game History Foundation’s new study sheds light on the commercial and cultural availability of such games.
Over 90 audio cassettes from 1999 Game Developers Conference now digitized and available for free
Preserving educational and professional content is hard work that shouldn’t be taken for granted. Here is a huge collection of recorded gamedev-related talks from the 1999 GDC that have been digitized and archived online.
John Carmack on video game preservation and why companies suffer more harm by destroying something dear to players
id Software co-founder John Carmack has shared his thoughts on Meta’s decision to shut down its VR game Echo VR. The legendary developer explained why preservation is important and why every company should try to keep even their “dead” projects alive as long as possible.
Nintendo’s decision to close 3DS and Wii U stores causes debate about video game preservation
Nintendo has announced that both 3DS and Wii U eShops will be permanently closed in March 2023. Although players won’t be able to buy and own digital copies of old games anymore, the company apparently is not interested in preserving its classic titles.