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.
This week I was able to relive what I would consider my true gateway into gaming, the SNES. Yes I played the NES but I didn’t get big into games until the SNES. I loved games like Judge Dredd, Goof Troop, Mega Man, Final Fantasy and many others. So it was nice to be able to find some of their counterparts this week. By counterparts I mean Japanese versions of the games. I was astounded on how different these games looked from their american counterparts and it was just a wonderful experience. So no research this week, I just want to appreciate some of the boxes I found.