Posted tagged ‘exhibit’

Play Belgium now open, offers an interactive look at the history of video games

December 31, 2009

There have been a couple of instances in the past where we have covered touring museums which cover the history of video games and the latest exhibition that I am aware of is Play Belgium. This is based upon the Game On exhibition which began in 2000 and has since been traveling around the world, spreading the knowledge regarding the 40+ years of video game history. Obviously where this is an exhibit about video games, they allow attendees to play the games and on top of that, there are a number of arcade games which can be played as well. The exhibit is open until April 18th, 2010 and they even reserve two days of the week just for tours from schools. I would have died and gone to heaven had my elementary or middle school taken us on a field trip to something like this. 🙂

Here is a video covering the tour when it was in Australia recently (which we covered earlier this year)

[Play Belgium Official Site] [Discuss on the forums]

The unofficial Frogger DDR game

July 16, 2008

I’m not sure who the owner of Frogger is right now, if it’s Konami or someone else but this would be a great idea for a new DDR game. At the Newport Aquarium in northern Kentucky, USA they have a modified set of DDR pads connected to a 3D Frogger game that anyone can walk up and play with. I’m not sure if the Frogger game is one that was designed just for this exhibit or if they are using the first 3D version of Frogger that Hasbro released roughly 10 years ago (from the snapshot the 3D graphics are pretty basic). From the source it sounds like it plays pretty well and a lot of people still hold a great affection for the arcade’s best known green character so a new game like this would probably do pretty well as an official release.

[Via Ars Technica] [Discuss on the Forum]

Arcade Exhibit to run in Arizona later this year

February 14, 2008

If you live in Arizona (particularly in a city called Chandler) and spent some time playingsi3.jpg classic arcade and home console games of the 70’s and 80’s, then a historian Jean Reynolds is looking for you. Not to chastise you for playing the games but so you can help put together a classic games exhibit that will be on display at the McCullough-Price House from June 14th until early September of this year. If you have a classic game system from the time, they would like you to loan them a system so it can be put in a secure display case (and returned to you afterwards).

“We’re looking for people’s memories about the local arcades where they used to go when they were kids, especially in the 80s,” Reynolds said. “If there are any owners still around and have memorabilia or people who used to work in those arcades who have photos, we want to highlight the local connection.”

It sounds like it should be fun and they already have a line-up of classic arcades ready to go – it would be cool to see if they managed to gather together some real gems from the Golden Age.

[Classic Game Exhibit Article (azcentral.com)]