https://the1a.org/segments/saving-classic-video-games/ - recent episode of a podcast about gaming
"Think back to your earliest video game memories.
As technology changes and video games become increasingly released only on digital, many of the titles you grew up on may be unplayable today.
87% of classic video games — those released before 2010 — are in danger of being lost to time. That’s according to a study from the Video Game History Foundation.
Some companies are trying to rectify the situation by making more games available through subscription services, like Nintendo Switch Online. Nintendo recently announced the availability of Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games through the service. Only 25 out of a total 1,873 Game Boy games are still available for purchase."
As games age, they can get deleted from history because of a lack of compatible consoles or not being stored in online libraries. Are there any games that really made an impact on you beyond occupying some spare time? How would you feel to know that neither you nor anyone else would be able to play it again? Are there ways consumers can help catalog and preserve them as art for future generations?