The early history of video games is being lost. Through bit rot, data corruption, and other ravages of time, more and more older games are becoming unplayable. Faced with the loss of this heritage, a dedicated few have risen up to preserve as much as possible. Come delve into the games of the past, and how they can be saved for the future.

The speaker, Mike Kelly, is a frequent speaker on video game history and culture. He can be found on Twitter at @galenblade.

Mike did another terrific gaming talk for Nerd Nite – The History of Competitive Super Smash Bros. Melee. See it here:

This presentation is from Nerd Nite New York City.