At one time or another, I am sure everyone thought about saving their magazines to show their grand-
children one day. Not everyone had the drive or the technology to keep those copies and ended up donating them or selling them to other collectors. There is a place that is working hard to preserve as much magazine memorabilia for future generations. They are called “The Video Game History Foundation”.

The Video Game History Foundation is a 501(c)3 non- profit organization dedicated to preserving, celebrating, and teaching the history of video games. This origination was founded by one man, Frank Cifaldi. I talked with Frank to find out how he was able to star this foundation. Frank told me, “The Video Game History Foundation started as a company in 2016, however, I have been involved in preserving video game history since around 1999. It evolved over the years, starting with rare cartridge games, and putting them online. That led to a website I created in 2003 called Lost Levels, dedicated to finding unreleased games and telling their story. I learned early on that playing a video game in sort of a vacuum does not service the understanding of their history.”

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Todd Friedman (317 Posts)

Todd Friedman is currently a writer for Old School Gamer Magazine and the Walter Day Trading Card Collection. He is the author of 2 books and has co-promoted the Video Game Summit for the last 15 years. Todd is also the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and board member for the International Video Game Hall of Fame.