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Topic # 112630 15-Dec-2012 09:39 Send private message

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.

























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  Reply # 732874 15-Dec-2012 10:55 Send private message

Awesome. The arcades are playable? I may have to schedule extra time for my visit.

Looking towards that entrance Te Papa looks suspiciously similar to the Auckland Village SkyCity architecture.

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  Reply # 732875 15-Dec-2012 10:59 Send private message

Just saw the game list from the other post. They really have that many arcade machines or some are multiple purpose?




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  Reply # 732878 15-Dec-2012 11:04 Send private message

Yes, they have those arcade there...  Original ones, so each is a game, not some ROM emulator.





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  Reply # 733095 16-Dec-2012 11:57 Send private message

Good list but no SF2?  It defined the arcade fighting genre. Ah well I'll still attend :-)

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