Retronauts Episode 338: Video Game History Foundation

Preservation is not Piracy

We like old video games at Retronauts, and we want people to have access to those games. Sure, we are very proud of our podcasts and this beautiful website but if there's no way for an audience to actually enjoy these pieces of history, can they even be called "games" anymore?

We are thus big fans of the Video Game History Foundation, a charity organization who wants to preserve and protect old video games, ensure they remain available to future generations, and document their existence to the best of their ability.

We are also big fans of Frank Cifaldi, founder of the Video Game History Foundation as well as a frequent guest of our podcast. He is, naturally, one of our guests this week, alongside Kelsey Lewin who is a co-director of the Foundation alongside Frank. She's also the co-owner of the retro video game store Pink Gorilla which you can (and should, pandemic permitting) visit the next time you're in the Seattle area. I certainly did and I'm glad I made the trip!

Description: From the live archive, Jeremy Parish chats with Frank Cifaldi and Kelsey Lewin of the Video Game History Foundation about the evolution of their organization and how it's working to preserve the medium's past.

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Artwork for this episode by John Pading and editing thanks go to Greg Leahy.