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Tuesday 19 September 2006
A new run of the Game On exhibition - the interactive (that is, playable) history of videogames that first ran back in 2002 at London's Barbican - will be opening on 21 October at London's Science Museum.
Now graciously sponsored by Nintendo, despite featuring many of its competitors, this new-and-improved Game On will allow you to get an eyeful of the whopping great machine (no, not a PS3) that ran the world's very first videogame, before carrying onwards through more than thirty years of gaming.
Above: 2002's Game On featured real live arcade machines in the wild, as well as an ultraviolet light-look that was guaranteed to give you a headache after a tense round of Asteroids
If the thought of all that retro, rare and prototype plastic isn't enough encouragement, the look of this year's show has been spruced up with contributions from artist Jon Burgerman - hipsters among you will remember Burgerman provided one of the too-cool-for-school Omega Pack tracks for Wipeout Pure.
Game On will be running until February 25th next year, so you've got plenty of time to put aside the paltry £8.50 entrance fee and get yourself some videogame culture. To book tickets, you can call 0870 906 3890 or online at www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/gameon