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The Foreigner UK retro games exhibition to Oslo. Gamers wishing a chance to relive the most popular games with classics from the 70’s and 80’s will get their opportunity in the Norwegian capital in 2016 with “Game On 2.0”. The exhibition, which features over 100 of the most important and popular games of all time, lets players test their skills. Reputedly the world’s largest gaming exhibition of its kind, it includes a special section with playable original games from the 70’s and 80’s such as Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Asteroids, and Space Invaders.

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UK retro games exhibition to Oslo

Published on Thursday, 17th July, 2014 at 14:49 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson   .

Gamers wishing a chance to relive the most popular games with classics from the 70’s and 80’s will get their opportunity in the Norwegian capital in 2016 with “Game On 2.0”.



The exhibition, which features over 100 of the most important and popular games of all time, lets players test their skills.

Reputedly the world’s largest gaming exhibition of its kind, it includes a special section with playable original games from the 70’s and 80’s such as Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Asteroids, and Space Invaders.

There is a ‘retro’ environment for fans of the classics, and parents can also share their own history. Moreover, original sketches for games like Tomb Raider and Super Mario are on display, with a separate area for children too.

“Game On”, born in 2002 and furthered in 2010 with the launch of “Game On 2.0”, covers the history of gaming. Version 2.0 continues looking at early games and the latest ground-breaking technologies via more content.

Original hand controls and “round” exhibition displays allow a hands-on interaction, and provide video games’ cultural history. Visitors can also play pinball games such as Space Riders and The Machines - Bride of Pinbot.

According to producers Barbican International Enterprises, the new games Making and Marketing section includes considerable material from Uncharted 2, Jak and Daxter, and Lara Croft.

The Futures section features technologies such as virtual reality, 3D technology and thought interface technology. As well as being able to play Nintendo’s Virtual Boy, the Virtusphere, an interactive virtual reality console, is also available.

“Game On 2.0”, which was in the western Norway town of Sandnes in 2012, is currently displayed in Stockholm, Sweden. It has been there since 25th October 2013.

Ending on 28th September this year, gamers and enthusiasts can then see it in the UK’s Newcastle between 22nd May and 1st November 2015.

Norwegians and others are scheduled to have their opportunity at Norway’s Museum of Science and Technology (Norsk Teknisk Museum) in Oslo between 9th March 2016 and 29th January 2017.O



Published on Thursday, 17th July, 2014 at 14:49 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: gamers, computergames, pacman.





  
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