The world’s biggest video game event may have wrapped up last week, but we’re still basking in the afterglow of the 2018 edition of E3.
SYFY WIRE was not only in attendance for all the gaming news and trailers unleashed upon us during the convention, we also got the chance to be a little more hands-on with some exciting upcoming titles. And, as you can see in this video, we even sent Jackie Jennings on a mission to visit the National Video Game Museum’s E3 display to take us on a proper tour.
Based in Frisco, Texas, the NVM brought in all kinds of gaming memorabilia for E3 visitors to see, including some really early video games such as Electronic Baseball, Space Battle, and Frogger. Gamers also got to play with some old-school consoles like the Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64 (check out our thoughts on GoldenEye 007), and Sega, as well as vintage arcade games (Ms. Pac-Man FTW!). Some rare and expensive items were also put on display for visitors to see.
Jennings also caught up with Sean Kelly, one of the three co-founders of the National Video Game Museum, who explained to us how it all started. “I don’t think we always wanted to have a museum but we always wanted to have the stuff,” said Kelly. “Even back in the '80s, when this stuff was just coming out, myself and both of my partners we saw it as something that was cool and something that really impacted our lives. So it was something that we wanted to preserve. We knew back then that this stuff could be preserved; and that was at a time when nobody thought that. All the programmers back in the day thought it was all throwaway. They were convinced that video games were going to be a fad in the '80s, and we knew they weren’t going to be.”
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Additional material by Nathalie Caron.