A history lesson in video games

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The UK's first official national video game archive has been launched in a bid to preserve the history of gaming.
The archive has been set up in partnership between Nottingham Trent University and the National Media Museum in Bradford in the north of England.

The gaming industry is now worth an estimated £22bn globally and steps are needed in order to record its development.

The archive will be housed at the National Media Museum in Bradford and will include consoles, cartridges and advertising campaigns.

"We are going to be archiving video games but it's not just about the games themselves, it's also about gaming culture," said James Newman, from Nottingham Trent University's Centre for Contemporary Play, a research group dedicated to video games.

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