News and analysis
May 01, 2011

At a University Archive, Yesterday’s Cutting-Edge Video Games Play On

Brennen Jensen, for The Chronicle

Zach Vowell and Brenda Gunn oversee an archive at the University of Texas.

Long before today’s Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or Nintendo Wii systems, video games were decidedly simpler.

“Beware, foolish mortal, you trespass in Akalabeth: World of Doom!!”

So warns the hand-rendered cover of a 1980 video game on floppy disc…

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