Eclectic VG History

This is a place where I keep interesting bits about the video gaming world and its history. There is no method to the madness, just that I find them interesting and worth preserving. All the bits here will (probably) be in a single text file and will contain complete attributions for each part.

The net is superior to a library in many ways but permanence is not one of them. A single rm command can wipe out more information than was lost at Alexandria. Anyone who becomes ill at the thought that only 7 of Sophocles' 123 plays survived might also ponder Taito's excellent VG history site disappearing without a trace.

(Luckily, it seems to have returned at: http://www.taito.co.jp/game/history/ A great big thanks to Mr. Kevin Williams for the pointer.)

Unlike almost every VG publication both big and small, professional and fan-based, there will *never* be anything resembling an April Fool's joke around these parts. I can imagine people in 50 or 100 years searching for 2600 Orient Express or for Sonic and Tales in GC Super Smash Bros. Melee with the same reverence as some people have searched for the Holy Grail. The accurate recording of history has enough natural pitfalls without shovel-wielding clowns adding to it.

Finally, while I cannot guarantee that these pages will exist forever, the URL for the main page of my website has remained unchanged for many years and should remain as such for the foreseeable future.

All the interesting stuff

zube@stat.colostate.edu