'Pong to Playstation' exhibition at the Museum of Computing
swebb at cix.co.uk
Thu Feb 15 03:27:00 CST 2007
35 years of working computer games consoles will be starring in a new
exhibition at the Museum of Computing in Swindon. The exhibition charts
the machines, the companies and the games characters that are now part of
gaming history. The exhibition is open daily, is free of charge and runs
until early August 2007.
'Pong to Playstation' shows the earliest and most unusual machines that
ever graced a living room. From the worlds first TV tennis game, through
the rise of gaming companies such as Atari, Nintendo, Sega and Sony, over
40 of the best-loved consoles and accessories will be on display.
Throughout the exhibition there will be a number of hands-on machines
allowing adults to relive their youth and children to play classic games
that people still rave about today. The original Super Mario, Sonic the
Hedgehog and Space Invaders are just some of the games available on
original 1980s machines.
As well as playing the vintage consoles, visitors will be able to explore
the design of game characters and build their own or existing characters
from Lego! 'Pong to Playstation' runs from Saturday 17th February to
Saturday 18th August, Mon-Fri 10:00-16:00, Sat 09:00-13:00. Admission
Curator, Museum of Computing
Tel: 07939 582544
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