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San Francisco Opening Computer & Video Game Museum 56

Posted by timothy
from the even-more-reason-to-visit dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A team of game scholars, game journalists, and plain old geeks have gotten together to put together San Francisco's first and most comprehensive non-profit museum dedicated to the design, creation, history, and play of computer and video games. The museum is currently raising funds and shopping around for a San Francisco space, but they've already managed to get some obscure relics — including the only copy in existence of 1984's never-released Atari Cabbage Patch Kids game. As a scholarly resource, the museum is also dedicated to making its entire collection playable by visitors."
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San Francisco Opening Computer & Video Game Museum

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  • by mikery1 (142621) on Thursday March 31, 2011 @08:04PM (#35684232)

    The computerspielemuseum [computerspielemuseum.de].

    It was loads of fun and a total walk down memory lane. It's got a great selection of historical hardware -- Magnavox Odyssey, Intellivsion, early Gameboys, an Apple ][e, Football, etc. (Just seeing new people come in and look to find their earliest game system and smile was worth it by itself.)

    Also, they've got some great experimental games, especially the PainStation (how much phyiscal pain will you take to defeat your opponent). The discussion of how they designed Pong was interesting, the wall of old Computer Games (Zork, Leisure Suit Larry, etc.) was fun.

    On the Karl-Marx-Allee in the old East Berlin. I spent a couple hours just looking, playing and reminiscing. And almost all of it is in both German and English.

  • by Al Kossow (460144) on Thursday March 31, 2011 @08:51PM (#35684488)

    So why not host this as an exhibition at the computer museum that's a whole whopping 30 miles from SF?
    They can probably make some space if they come up with enough to look at.

    Like this?

    http://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/computer-games/16

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