New National Videogame Archive to open in Nottingham

    National Videogame Archive
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    The National Media Museum has formed a cultural collection charting the history of videogames that will be opening to the public in spring 2015.

    Future home of the National Videogame Archive
    Future home of the National Videogame Archive

    Covering five floors, the new £2.5m National Videogame Archive will be displaying exhibits of consoles and controllers in a celebration of gaming history that will include interactive exhibitions and an education area that examines the game-making process.

    National Videogame Archive
    National Videogame Archive

    Prototypes and archive items will be on display, including the Magnavox Odyssey console; made by Phillips in 1978, this was the first home videogames console. Nintendo entertainment systems and Sega Mega Drives are also among the exhibits along with Harmonix Rock Band Prototype material.

    Examining how videogames have developed and evolved over the decades, the new archive is set to provide a fascinating and nostalgic insight into the history of this popular gaming format.

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