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Game On Exhibit tracks the development of videogames from the earliest computer games to arcade-era hits and the very latest from today's billion-dollar industry. With more than 120 playable games, as well as rarely seen consoles, controllers and collectables, this is a showcase of games history like no other.

 

The exhibit is running from today until the 3rd of October. I'm planning on taking the family along for number 2 sons birthday in August, anyone else planning on getting along?

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Game On Exhibit tracks the development of videogames from the earliest computer games to arcade-era hits and the very latest from today's billion-dollar industry. With more than 120 playable games, as well as rarely seen consoles, controllers and collectables, this is a showcase of games history like no other.

 

The exhibit is running from today until the 3rd of October. I'm planning on taking the family along for number 2 sons birthday in August, anyone else planning on getting along?

I'm planning to go. It's great that it's in Launceston, I live there

 

I'll probably go there quite often...

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ABC News article.

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/07...?section=justin

 

An exhibition that looks at the history of computer games has had its world premiere in Tasmania.

 

The Game On 2.0 exhibition at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) in Launceston examines the technological and social evolution of games over the past 35 years.

 

Visitors can view and play classic games such as Pong, Space Invaders and Donkey Kong, to the latest in immersive virtual reality games.

 

QVMAG's Patrick Filmer-Sankey says the role of games in society has changed along with technology.

 

"People don't realise that the gaming industry is now significantly bigger in terms of annual turnover in dollars than Hollywood," he said.

 

"It's really become quite a foremost means of entertainment and in many cases social interaction."

 

Mr Filmer-Sankey says the exhibition is proving incredibly popular.

 

"We opened at 10:00am, there was a significant queue outside the museum which is wonderful to see," he said.

 

"This is a very big show, it covers probably about 800 square metres; from 1962 pinball machines, to the very latest total immersion 3-D virtual environment."

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