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Since I saw Ross's latest Game Dungeon I thought a bit about the topic of games dying and if there are any other people who advocate for preserving games.

One other person came to my mind, because of a video of a speech that I had seen a few months ago.

 

Jason Scott, owner of textfiles.com, employed by the Internet Archive and his Emularity Project.

 

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Maybe some people here have already heard of him and his work, his speeches are quite good and often hilarious, like the speech when he got sued for 2 Billion Dollars.

 

https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos_games

MS-DOS Games Library

 

Do you know of any other people that started similar projects that aim to preserve the history of videogames?

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Do you know of any other people that started similar projects that aim to preserve the history of videogames?

Well, it's not just for video games, but most torrent sites have massive and 'ancient' libraries of stuff... Even if something isn't available anymore, you can usually find someone who downloaded it at some point that is willing to reupload it for you to get. Essentially making it a decentralized library of digital stuff. (and that's how people who frequent those sites tend to treat it)

Don't insult me. I have trained professionals to do that.

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I've watched a bunch of talks by Jason Scott, an the work he does is pretty incredible. Archiving history is something that I feel more people should be interested in, so we don't have a Library of Alexandria type thing again in the future. This Ted talk is really interesting too, although not really related to games at all. Pretty incredible stuff, I suggest more people donate to things like Archive.org, so we don't ever lose it.

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