87% of classic games are ‘critically endangered’

Kelsey Lewin for the Video Game History Foundation:

For accessing nearly 9 in 10 classic games, there are few options: seek out and maintain vintage collectible games and hardware, travel across the country to visit a library, or… piracy.

That Nintendo continues to crack down especially hard on emulators and ROMs while simultaneously shutting down legacy storefronts without a replacement for modern consoles makes this news particularly frustrating.