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    National Videogame Arcade - Nottingham, Opening 2015

    Don't think this has been posted, copy and paste from Engadget, Gamecity link at bottom.

    Nottingham's probably best known for its infamous sheriff, but next year it'll have another claim to fame when a museum dedicated to gaming opens in the city. The National Videogame Arcade, said to be "the world's first cultural centre for gaming," will become the new permanent home to over 12,000 pieces from the National Videogame Archive -- a collection of hardware, software and all manner of other gaming paraphernalia established by the Science Museum and Nottingham Trent University in 2007. Spread over five floors, the museum is being set up to "promote the cultural, economic, educational and social benefits of gaming" by GameCity, an organisation that runs an annual festival and other events that celebrate video games.

    And when it opens in March 2015, it won't simply be another glass-walled storeroom. Temporary exhibitions will complement permanent galleries, and one floor will be devoted to an interactive space that teaches visitors about the game creation process. Best of all, you'll actually be able to play some of the greatest games ever made, instead of just reading about their history and impact. It is an "arcade," after all
    http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/30/n...eogame-arcade/

    http://gamecity.org/national-videogame-arcade/

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    Looks like it could be good. I'd sure visit if I was in the UK. Guys, you should support this place as museums dedicated to games never seem to last.

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    And by coincidence there is an article on the place on Kotaku, great you can touch most of the items, I used to have the Astro Wars machine, and my brother had the yellow PacMan machine (not shown)

    http://www.kotaku.co.uk/2015/05/14/i...eo-game-arcade

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    That looks like a must visit this summer. And with Game On 2.0 in Edinburgh as well there is almost no reason to inflict the sunshine on my pasty Scottish skin!

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    So, has anyone actually visited? I'm thinking about taking the boy one weekend...

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    Quote Originally Posted by _SD_ View Post
    So, has anyone actually visited? I'm thinking about taking the boy one weekend...
    Its a pile of crap. I go to Nottingham every year for the Hockey final and was so looking forward to popping in here and it was a waste of time. It more for school trips and that sort of thing

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    Oh dear, that's a little disappointing...

    So are there any decent arcades left that I can take a 13 year old to? What's in London nowadays; is there anything in Trocadero anymore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by _SD_ View Post
    Oh dear, that's a little disappointing...

    So are there any decent arcades left that I can take a 13 year old to? What's in London nowadays; is there anything in Trocadero anymore?
    The kid might enjoy some of it, but you don't learn that much and rubbish about telling the video game story, (never mind the systems to see play) Nothing about the very 1st console , the likes of Charles babbage or the inventor of the silcon chip Ect You know what helped to give us computers consoles Ect.

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