Video gaming historian Patrick Scott Patterson has added the Sassony Arcade in Los Angeles and the Toy Center Building in New York City to his Registry of Historic Locations, a project aimed to preserve the history of sites important in the development and culture of the video game industry.
The decades-old Sassony Arcade was the site of the arcade scene in 1982's 'Rocky III' where a drunken Paulie wrecks a pinball machine. The Toy Center Building housed the offices of Nintendo of America in 1980, when the company was still struggling to break into the North American video game market.
"It's important that the history of these sites is recorded and documented,"
The inclusion of the two new sites brings the total induction count for Patterson's project up to 25 sites. Other locations already listed include the former headquarters for companies such as Bally Midway and Atari, filming locations for films such as 'Tron" and the 'Karate Kid' and the first locations of companies such as GameStop and Chuck E. Cheese.
The full listing of sites can be found on http://www.PatrickScottPatterson.com
ABOUT PATRICK SCOTT PATTERSON - Gaming since 1981, Patrick Scott Patterson is a video gaming personality and historian currently based in Denton, TX. He has been listed in numerous editions of the Guinness Book of World Records and featured on a variety of mainstream news sites for his contributions to video gaming history and culture. He recently walked the red carpet during the LA premiere of 'noobz' and was given a special award for his gaming contributions by Twin Galaxies founder Walter Day during the E3 Expo.
ABOUT THE REGISTRY OF HISTORIC GAMING LOCATIONS - Founded in the summer of 2011, the Registry of Historic Gaming Locations was started after Patterson visited former Atari headquarters buildings while in the Silicon Valley area. The project has been featured in several national and international news stories including the Chicago Sun-Times and Kotaku. By early 2013, Patterson hopes to start offering plaques to inducted sites that still exist today.