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Patrick Scott Patterson is a 36 year veteran of the video game world. His philosophy states that the past of our industry and culture must be preserved in order to understand where we are and where it is all going.

Video Game Preservation’s Biggest Potential Crisis Rears Its Ugly Head

I've preached everywhere for some time now about the need for video game preservation. Hell, I even recently switched my own URL from my...

Why did the SNES Classic manage to bring out the worst in gamers?

I didn’t go out. I’m constantly playing from behind work-wise, and so I didn’t go out. People were lined up all over the place to...

Stop the Madness: Combating Uninformed Reactions to Video Game News

Thanks to social media, YouTube, Twitch, and horrifying comments sections, opinions about video gaming are shared quicker than ever. For me – coming from...

Video Game Preservation’s Biggest Fight Might Come From Within

The very idea of video game preservation seems to resonate with some and totally confuse others. It's a concept that's still really new, and...
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Pac-Man: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Just the other night, I finally had an opportunity. My oldest son was invited to friend's birthday party at a local Main Event location,...

The Founder: The Fight for the Bill Finger of the Video Game Industry

Thankfully, the video game world has finally become interested in the history from which it came. This is resulting in more and more people...
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Then & Now: Why Validation Might Not Be So Fun the Second Time

As August winds down, I take a look at the calendar and smile. September, October, and November have always been my favorite months. A...

It Might Be Time to Let the ‘Retro Gaming’ Label Ride off Into the...

For about as long as it has existed, video gaming has been an industry of generations. With the rise of color arcade games like...

A Tale of Two Worlds: How Live Events Show Gaming in a Different Light

I experienced something quite amazing over the past weekend — a tale of two worlds, if you would. One that taught me a lot...
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Right and Wrong: Why Retro Gaming Fans Need to Fact-Check

I love the fact that retro video gaming is white-hot these days. I know that’s not a universal opinion, but from my seat, it’s...

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