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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)

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A tour of the Game On show in Brisbane Australia

February 16, 2009


This past weekend marked the end of the Game On show in Brisbane Australia. If you have not heard of Game On, it is a “travelling, playable, history of videogames launched in 2002, at London’s Barbican gallery.”  And since arcades have always played a vital role in the history of videogames, there is naturally a part of the show dedicated entirely to some of our favorite machines. They even have a Computer Space on display although I don’t think that it was playable unlike a lot of the other titles which were running on the original hardware. So they are able show off more arcade titles then they can bring along, they setup a MAME cabinet that is hooked up to a projector so people could experience a number of classics from 1978-1982.

Just One More Game Blog has the full tour, check it out here.

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