I visited the Game Masters exhibition at Te Papa with some journalists yesterday, before its opening from today 15th December.
We were given an hour tour highlighting the different aspects of gaming development, moving from entertainment to art form, social and family integrator. Lots of hands on stuff around the floor - from old early 1980s arcades to the latest Kinect games using a huge projection screen. You will also see artwork used to develop characters and backdrops for famous games, plus a handy store on the way with lots of memorabilia.
Here are some photos so you can have an idea of what's available around.