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San Jose Tech Announces Game On, Maxgames

San Jose Tech Announces Game On, Maxgames

September 20, 2005 | By Simon Carless

The San Jose Tech Museum has announced that video game exhibit 'Game On: The Culture and History of Videogames' is making its West Coast premiere at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California on September 30.

This totally hands-on exhibit, originally organized by the Barbican Art Gallery, London in collaboration with the National Museums of Scotland. will offer visitors a chance to play over 100 of their favorite games.

'Game On' explores the world of video gaming from 1962 to today, with sections including 'Japanese Character Design', 'The Making And Marketing Of Games', and 'Early Arcade', with playable arcade games including Asteroids, Ms Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Space Invaders, and console titles including Mario 64, Secret of Monkey Island, Bubble Bobble, Adventure, Animal Crossing and R-Type. The exhibition will be at The Tech through January 6, 2006.

"Playing video games has grown into such a mainstream form of entertainment, and this industry will continue to thrive through the imagination and innovation of gamers and game creators," said Phil Lindsey, Vice President of Exhibits and Programs at The Tech. "Game On is exciting because it really offers a chance to play your favorite games, but also reflects on gaming's humble beginnings, its infinite future, and everything in between."

In addition, Maxgames, The Tech's fourth annual video game tournament, is to be held on Saturday, October 8th, and allows fans to play games on the giant IMAX screen at the museum. In addition, the creators of notable Halo machinima Red vs. Blue will be back for a Pizza Chat and to introduce a special showing of a Red vs. Blue season on the 44-speaker, 76 ft. screen.

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