May 16, 2022

Report: “University of Arizona Archive Devoted to Video Games Study”

From the Associated Press:

When it comes to games, Ken McAllister and Judd Ruggill don’t play around.

The two University of Arizona humanities professors have spent the past two decades quietly assembling what is probably the world’s largest archive devoted to the study of video games and game culture.

The Learning Games Initiative Research Archive now contains more than a quarter of a million items, including at least 15,000 individual games, 200 game systems and thousands of documents, books, promotional materials and other artifacts from the game industry’s ever-expanding universe.

The catalog runs the gamut, from a 1948 patent for the earliest “cathode ray tube amusement device” to the latest Playstation console.

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See Also:Archives Awareness: Learning Game Initiative Research Archive (via SJSU School of Information; May 31, 2019)

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