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Game On for the Barbican

British museum explores the history of computer games

London's Barbican Gallery has announced that it will be running a major new exhibition on the history of computer gaming next year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original Spacewar. Taking place between May and September, GameOn will include over 250 exhibits ranging from early arcade games and consoles to the latest cutting edge technology and specially commissioned pieces of gaming-inspired art. The whole thing will be split into eleven themed sections, covering topics such as vintage games, rare consoles, gaming culture and online gaming. Naturally there will also be a shop selling a mixture of classic and contemporary hardware and games alongside the usual books and magazines. If London is too far for you to travel to see the exhibition, GameOn will be going on an international tour, starting with a stint in Edinburgh from October 2002 to February 2003, and presumably straying further afield in future. More details can be found at the Barbican website and in the press release.

Source - press release

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