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Game On exhibition returns

At Science Museum from October.

Videogame exhibition Game On will take over a section of London's Science Museum between October and February.

Game On was previously hosted at the Barbican before embarking on a national tour, and the new exhibition promises a comprehensive history of games and game culture.

Organisers promise videogame influenced art - including several commissioned pieces by Nottingham-based artist Jon Burgerman - along with drawings by Shigeru Miyamoto, and playable games dating back to Space War.

The exhibition runs from 10am to 6pm between 21st October and 25th February, and will cost GBP 8.50 for adults with children and concessions getting in for GBP 6.50.

It'll be hosted in the museum itself, and along with exhibits - including Burgerman's visual timeline of videogame history, and pieces visualising the hand-eye-brain relationship that defines game interaction - Game On will host debates and speaker sessions in the museum's new Dana Centre.

There'll also be investigations into the science behind games, obviously, and how players interact with them.

Science Museum programmes developer Gaetan Lee said he was "particularly excited" about the inclusion of the PDP-1, the computer that ran the world's first game, Space War.

We'll also be able to see the world's first manufactured arcade game, Computer Space from 1971, along with more mainstream titles like Space Invaders, Asteroids and Ms. Pac-Man.

"Nowhere else will people be able to see the entire history of the games industry laid out, explained and ready to play," he says.

Tickets are on sale now. You can either phone up on 0870 906 3890 or hit the website.

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