Thursday, August 11, 2011

International Center for the History of Electronic Games


International Center for the History of Electronic Games
http://www.thestrong.org/online-collections/icheg/

With an auspicious name like "The Strong", you know there's something interesting cooking on over in Rochester, New York. The Strong is a "highly interactive, collections-based educational institution devoted to the study and exploration of play." One of its programmatic "arms" is the International Center for the History of Electronic Games (ICHEG). On the ICHEG section of The Strong website, visitors can make their way through 17,000 different items related to the history of gaming. The images of these items are divided into seven categories, including "Console Games", "Handhelds", and "Arcade Games". Each item contains a brief description, along with information about the game’s manufacturer, materials, and country of origin. The "Arcade Games" section is quite an exercise in compelling nostalgia, as visitors can investigate the physical appearance of arcade classics like Donkey Kong, Popeye, and Dug Out >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2011. http://scout.wisc.edu/

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