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Texas' new video game history museum prepares to open next month

The National Videogame Museum expects to open its doors next month in Frisco, Texas, more than a year after the traveling video game history exhibition said it would settle down permanently.

The National Videogame Museum expects to open its doors to the public next month in Frisco, Texas, more than a year after the traveling video game history exhibition (which has often appeared at GDC) announced plans to settle down permanently.

When it opens, the museum will join a relatively slim list of cultural institutions around the world which devote significant space to the study of video games -- among them the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York and Britain's similarly-named National Videogame Arcade in Nottingham.

Frisco's new video game museum is the work of founders John Hardie, Sean Kelly and Joe Santulli, game history buffs also known for founding the Classic Gaming Expo.

They raised at least a million dollars in funding last year to renovate a portion of the Frisco Discovery Center (pictured above) and they've now filled it with more than 100,000 games, consoles and cultural artifacts to create what they call "the only museum in America dedicated to the history of the video game industry."

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