The academics are being stupid. You do not ignore a part of history because you think it's pointless and some of the people involved are assholes. You do not ignore it because it is "too new," it is easier to preserve then and your descendants will curse you for being so fucking slow and stupid as to let it fade away. Ephemera are valuable precisely because they usually get lost. You would think more people would have learned this after thousands of years of history. Apparently not.
But hey, this is what sexism gets: academic careers blocked, research and preservation not done, games therefore probably lost when they degrade because nobody knew how to save them. Thanks, assholes, you just turned over the thirteenth card and blew up the universe, now everyone loses.
I am sulking at having to share a planet with these two groups of idiots. The stupid, it burns like hydrogen.