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Video game museum acquires 7,000 Japanese titles spanning 22 systems
Video game museum acquires 7,000 Japanese titles spanning 22 systems
October 8, 2013 | By Mike Rose

The International Center for the History of Electronic Games (ICHEG) this week announced that it has acquired nearly 7,000 Japanese video games, spanning 22 different video game systems.

The ICHEG collects and studies video game collections and related materials. Many of these collections are displayed at the National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York.

Jon-Paul Dyson, director at ICHEG, explained that this newly-acquired collection of games, featuring titles from developers like Nintendo, NEC, Sega and Pioneer, documents the Japanese video game market across multiple decades and consoles.

The plan is to share this collection with guests and scholars at the National Museum of Play museum. A video from Wired gives an in-depth look into this acquired collection, which was put together by collectors Andre and Sylvio Hodos.

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Kevin Fishburne
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Awesome. More collection and preservation efforts should be indulged in. Just don't get scammed.

William Johnson
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@Kevin, what do you mean don't get scammed?

I didn't know such a place existed. I kind of want to go to New York just to see this exhibit. Seems amazing and deliciously nerdy lol

Kevin Fishburne
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Oh, I didn't mean scammed by the museum. I follow Ultima news via the Ultima Codex and they link to eBay auctions for rare Ultima items (Akalabeth, etc.) with some regularity, after which the fans typically dissect the auction details and photos only to discover they're in fact a forgery. So basically there are a lot of things that video game museums would love to have that may be forgeries depending on who they buy them from.

David Benman
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I've been to the National Museum of Play in Rochesters and its really cool! When I was there, they had a room full of arcade video games of all vintages. If you have kids, its especially worth a visit with all the other great exhibits. I mean, come on, its the a the Museum of Play!