© 1981-2084 Video Game Preservation / Patrick Scott Patterson.


Video gaming has been my passion since my first encounter with a Pac-Man arcade machine in 1981. It wasn't long into my video adventures before my interest extended beyond the screen and into the backgrounds, history and cultural impact that surrounded it all. Eventually, my passion became my profession. 

Today, I work full-time as a video game historian, archivist, researcher and advocate. It took some time for the rest of the world to find interest in video games the same way I have since my childhood. I feel it is my responsibility to share what I've researched and experienced over the decades with this new, hungry generation of video game historians. 

In order to do that, I am often on the road, seeking out the items, artifacts and information that needs to be preserved in order for video game history to live on forever. When I'm not digging through barns, attics, warehouses and attics, I'm found speaking at live video gaming events across the country or shooting for television and film projects that cover the history that I love so very much. 

The archive I've been building up over the years is intended to be used as a reference source for those wanting to study video game history on a higher level. Eventually, these resources will ideally be housed in a brick and mortar location that will serve in the public interest. 

I'm presently based near the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area, where I was born and raised. I am a father to two young boys - Brody and Colton - and married to my high school sweetheart Melissa, a veteran school teacher who is working her way up into administration.

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