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Director and founder of the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (MADE), Alex Handy has been writing about videogames and technology for 17 years, now. His work has appeared in many long dead magazines, Websites and journals.

The MADE is a 501c(3) non-profit videogame museum in the heart of downtown Oakland. The Museum hosts events, playable exhibits, and free programming classes for kids every Saturday. In 2011, the MADE inherited the GamePro collection. Since that time, the collection has grown to include over 5000 games and over 100 consoles and computers.

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The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment celebrates 6 years open to the public, today. Here's a look at what's going on at the MADE before we celebrate 6 years this Saturday.

Habitat is coming back, and we need your help to get it running again. Calling all developers.

This is a modification of a piece I wrote for our Kickstarter page. It's update number 33, but really, it's a piece that looks back at four years running a game museum in a hidden location in downtown Oakland on a budget of, basically, $0. I liked how it

The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment turns 4 this weekend. We're having a party Saturday, the 26th from 12 to 6, so come and visit! We figured it was time for a post mortem on the MADE.

In April, the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment commissioned a Minecraft recreation of downtown Oakland, California. The results were exhibited to the public at the Oakland Museum of California, where visitors then interacted with the Oakland map.

It's 17 years old, but GamePro TV episodes from 1996 have a lot to teach us about the cyclical nature of the videogame business, and maybe, just maybe, a little something about ourselves.

Alex Handy's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 03/16/2018 - 09:43]

Hey Brandon, great write-up You ...

Hey Brandon, great write-up You really got all the nooks and crannies. I did want to pop in and remind you of one thing about our Museum, as you air-quote it. You show me an arcade that has restored and brought back online the world 's first virtual world One ...

Comment In: [Blog - 02/26/2013 - 01:58]

Just FYI, the 1991 episodes ...

Just FYI, the 1991 episodes are already on YouTube. Have been for some time.