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OpenFPGA. The future of video game preservation

OpenFPGA. The future of video game preservation
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The linked article is about the openFPGA, a new hardware and ecosystem designed for 3rd party development of video game hardware. It is engineered for decentralization and preserving video game history for scholarly purposes. The PDP-1, the first computer to feature Spacewar!, which is arguably the first digital video game ever, has been recreated with openFPGA so that it can be preserved, studied, and played. Analogue, a company dedicated to preserving video game history, is committed to helping developers in this endeavor. They have also created a limited number of Analogue Developer Kits for power user developers.

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