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National Videogame Museum Slated for Grand Opening in Frisco, TX on April 2nd

February 23, 2016 / 2:24 PM

By: Matthew Williams

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On April 2nd, the National Videogame Museum will finally have a permanent home in the city of Frisco, TX!

Home to more than 100,000 videogame artifacts (including consoles, games and other memorabilia), the 10,000 square foot museum will aim to “preserve the history of the videogame industry by archiving not only the physical artifacts, but also the information and stories behind its creation”.

The National Videogame Museum was originally an exhibit that frequently traveled to gaming conventions and conferences like E3, GDC, and South by Southwest. By 2011 though, founders John Hardie, Sean Kelly, and Joe Santulli launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for finding the museum a permanent home. In 2014, the City of Frisco unanimously approved the museum to be housed in the Frisco Discovery Center.

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Frisco is an affluent suburb in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex with an estimated population of 150,000. While some might find it odd for the museum to be headquartered in Texas (considering that the gaming industry’s main influences are on the Pacific Coast), some could argue that this area is where mainstream gaming was born. Doom, the massively popular PC game that defined first-person shooters, was created by Dallas-based gaming developer, iD Software.

Gamers can come celebrate the grand opening of the museum on Saturday, April 2nd. Admission to the museum is priced at $12 (Ages 13+) and $10 (Ages 4-12), respectively.

You can RSVP to the event via Facebook at the link below.

National Videogame Museum Grand Opening (Facebook)

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Matthew, a graduate from Texas Christian University, now works as a Senior Digital Analytics Consultant for Ernst & Young. With a passion for video games (mostly retro and survival horror) and data, Matthew is pursuing a career in game analytics.

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