Erik Pierson's YouTube channel Retail Archaeology covers dead malls, retail history, urban exploration, and retro video games & toys. Erik has been playing video games since he can remember and collecting them for over 15 years. His love of video games fueled his passion for urban exploration and filming dead malls and abandoned places. He discovered urban exploration is very much like playing a real life video game! This lead to the creation of the Retail Archaeology channel in November of 2016. The Retail Archaeology channel has also covered topics such as video game and toy hunting, the resurgence of arcades, and many other subjects.