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The Strong Museum

How do you tell the history of video games? For more than a decade, The Strong museum in Rochester, New York, has been collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of video games. Now they’re highlighting the museum’s amazing collection with a new book written by The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame and published by HarperCollins—A History of Video Games in 64 Objects.

The book uses 64 items from the museum’s collection to tell the story of how video games have changed and how they’ve changed society. Here are 10 of some of the most influential and pioneering of all time. Which would you choose?

“A History of Video Games in 64 Objects” drops May 29.