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Welcome to the future home of Archive Alley!

This project has been under construction for many years and is a mostly self-funded, self-sustained labor of love. Our goal is to provide content creators, media and inspiring historians a centralized reference point to research historical facts about the video game industry and the culture it has created. 

For the past 22 years, we've collected thousands of periodicals, books, internal documents, press kits, press photos, promotional materials and footage that shows video game history is a way that Internet content can't. In addition, we've interviewed countless pioneers of the industry and collected their stories. 

This is a continued work in progress, and sooner than later Archive Alley will be open for use by anyone seeking true in-depth research and information into the history of this medium we all love. Please bookmark this page and check back for future updates.

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