Sound from the event!
17th Feb 2007~London Science Museum
Both the train tickets and Game-on tickets arrived promptly in the post and on the day i caught the 8:00am train and after a change at Watford junction i reached Kensington Olympia at around 10:45am,from there i had a nice stroll along Kensington high st to the museums.
On the ticket it stated i was to arrive at the exhibition between 11:45am-12:00am as i was 15 mins early i had a little walk around the near-by Spitfire displays before entering the exhibition..the first thing i encountered was of course the PDP-1,Spacewars and Pong (as with the last Game-on in 2002)with two rows of the classic cabs near by and the Space Invader area where there 2 cocktails and Mame linked up to a projector (as before).
Following this to the left led to the first of many enclosed areas containing a mixture of consoles and computers in display cases which could be played with the odd cab tucked up a corner such as the German `Poly Play` and the impressive `Maneater`.Towards the back of these areas it opened up a final time to a large area with various retro items in domed display cases and 3 consoles linked to huge projectors where the likes of Wii sports and Guitar hero were playing.
I did not really go to the exhibition to play to be honest as thanks to programs such as MAME i have the facility to play a lot of games at home but i went to the exhibition to see some of the old hardware itself and its always nice to see some of the older consoles and computers powered up doing their job just as they would of done years ago.The only thing i played was Moon Cresta on the MAME projector obtaining a score of 30K (3rd time around)it was very busy not just at the exhibition but the museums (Natural History in particular) because the kids were off school so even taking photos was difficult let a lone getting to play anything but this just helped the gaming arcade like atmosphere. Overall despite still struggling with my Capillo R2 digital camera and Discs Of Tron becoming faulty it was a good exhibition with atmosphere and a good if not tiring day out all round for me.
Jj rating 8/10
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Video footage at bottom of
Main Area as you enter. (1.5MB-12sec)
...and from the far side. (2.8MB-14sec)
Some of the cabs in main area. (1.5MB-13sec)
console and computer area. (2.8MB-14sec)
....and another view. (3.2MB-21sec)
....and some close-ups!. (4.8MB-24sec)
Games connected to projectors. (800 KB-10sec)
...again from another angle. (1.9MB-15sec)
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