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San Francisco Opening Computer & Video Game Museum 56

Posted by timothy
from the even-more-reason-to-visit dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A team of game scholars, game journalists, and plain old geeks have gotten together to put together San Francisco's first and most comprehensive non-profit museum dedicated to the design, creation, history, and play of computer and video games. The museum is currently raising funds and shopping around for a San Francisco space, but they've already managed to get some obscure relics — including the only copy in existence of 1984's never-released Atari Cabbage Patch Kids game. As a scholarly resource, the museum is also dedicated to making its entire collection playable by visitors."
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San Francisco Opening Computer & Video Game Museum

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  • by jtdennis (77869) <oyr249m02.sneakemail@com> on Thursday March 31, 2011 @07:00PM (#35683800) Homepage

    St. Louis used to have a video game museum, but i think it went out of business years ago. I remember finding it on a trip when I was 10 or 11 and thinking it was the best thing in the world.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 31, 2011 @08:26PM (#35684350)

    I just went to the Pinball Museum in Alameda, CA., last weekend, for the first time. It's an amazing experience....WALLS lined densely with cabinets broken up by era's. Original artwork on display with anecdotes of their creation. It was fascinating finally understanding the whole For Amusement Only history of Pinball. The curators are very approachable (relating to pinball) and certainly founts of knowledge. I asked about a video game museum of similar integrity, but sadly they were pinball minded only.

    It's super exciting to find out now that just across the Bay we have one in the works! And this as I'm working on my first custom arcade cabinet build from scratch...my first use of power tools since middle school.

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