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 (308 Posts)

Todd Friedman is heavily involved in the video game community. He is currently writing for Old School Gamer Magazine, Retro Gaming Times and The Walter Day Collection. He has Co-Promoted the Video Game Summit in Illinois for the past 13 Years. Todd's first book, Walter Day's Gaming Superstars, Volume 1, was released in February of 2020. Volume 2 of the Gaming Superstars was published on December 24th, 2021. Todd is also on the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Nomination Committee for the International Video Game Hall of Fame.