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Game On! Videogame Museum Opens in Frisco

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FRISCO -- If you're a gamer, you want to save that moment when you finally get the high score forever. Well, that's exactly what a few gamers in Frisco had in mind -- but on a much larger scale.

We’re talking about the brand new National Videogame Museum, which open Saturday morning in Frisco. It's the only museum in America dedicated to preserving the history of the video game industry.

Sean Kelly, one of the co-founders of the museum, explains how it all got started.

"We've been archiving the history of the video game industry since about 1988, 1989. Together, between the three of us, we have by far the largest collection of video game software, hardware, memorabilia and documentation in the world," Kelly said.

With more than 100,000 videogame consoles, games, artifacts and data archives packing the 10,000 square foot building, these guys aren't kidding.

But Wren Ovard, who sits on the Frisco Community Development Corporation Board, says don't expect this to be like your typical museum, "It's not boring and it's not quiet and it's not stuffy. It's loud and it's colorful and it's historical and it's fun and it's interactive."

All reasons why Mayor Maher Maso and the growing city of Frisco embraced the museum with open arms.

“Frisco's really focused on tourism and this is one of our strategic focus areas," Mayor Maso told NewsFix. "So finally getting this open, this is going to be one of the best in the country where kids can come and adults can come, like me.”

If you're looking to experience the ultimate in edutainment for yourself at this amazing museum, make sure your thumbs are ready!

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