Famous Characters You May Not Know About – Arle Nadja

There are characters who have been around for a long time and have become icons for their respective series and sometimes even an icon for games in general. Characters like Mario, Sonic, Solid Snake, Pikachu and many others are gaming icons who have proven to be world wide sensations. They represent some of the most powerful and most memorable games in history and continue to be an important part of the industry as a whole. But what if I told you there are characters who have been around for just as long, have appeared in a number of games and have garnered much less attention than one would think. In this series we will talk about those heroes who have stood the sands of time but have flown under the radar of the mainstream gaming world for some.

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Discovering @ ICHEG – Week 4 – Brothers Collection and Biohazard

I started volunteering at the International Center for the History of Electronic Games® (ICHEG) at The Strong Museum of Play. ICHEG collects, studies, and interprets video games, other electronic games, and related materials and the ways in which electronic games are changing how people play, learn, and connect with each other. I am assisting in their archiving process and during this process I come across various objects and questions that I research and explore. And I am passing on what I find to everyone reading this. I volunteer weekly and I hope to have something new to talk about towards the end of every week.

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Discovering @ ICHEG – Week 3 – Super Famicom Appreciation

I started volunteering at the International Center for the History of Electronic Games® (ICHEG) at The Strong Museum of Play. ICHEG collects, studies, and interprets video games, other electronic games, and related materials and the ways in which electronic games are changing how people play, learn, and connect with each other. I am assisting in their archiving process and during this process I come across various objects and questions that I research and explore. And I am passing on what I find to everyone reading this. I volunteer weekly and I hope to have something new to talk about towards the end of every week.

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Discovering @ ICHEG – Week 2 – Sega Game Gear Genre Icons

I started volunteering at the International Center for the History of Electronic Games® (ICHEG) at The Strong Museum of Play. ICHEG collects, studies, and interprets video games, other electronic games, and related materials and the ways in which electronic games are changing how people play, learn, and connect with each other. I am assisting in their archiving process and during this process I come across various objects and questions that I research and explore. And I am passing on what I find to everyone reading this. I volunteer weekly and I hope to have something new to talk about towards the end of every week. (more…)

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Discovering @ ICHEG – Week 1 – Sega Mark III

I started volunteering at the International Center for the History of Electronic Games® (ICHEG) at The Strong Museum of Play. ICHEG collects, studies, and interprets video games, other electronic games, and related materials and the ways in which electronic games are changing how people play, learn, and connect with each other. I am assisting in their archiving process and during this process I come across various objects and questions that I research and explore. And I am passing on what I find to everyone reading this. I volunteer weekly and I hope to have something new to talk about towards the end of every week.

Week 1 – Sega Mark III packaging

This week I worked on scanning cover art for old Japanese Sega Games. Mark III games to be more exact. For those who may not remember, the Mark III was released in Japan in 1985 and then was redesigned and renamed to the Sega Master System for its North American release in 1986. The Mark III was the direct competition to the Nintendo Entertainment System and used a different kind of cartridge called the Sega Card, which was branded as Sega My Card. The Sega Card is the basis for this weeks research. (more…)

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