Living in a world where technology has changed the way we do many things, the old methods that were once what made things work for us are one by one forgotten. Technology is surely what connects us in this age and even video games nowadays have been superbly transformed by it.
Whatever generation you are from, video games have been a part of our childhood and we spent time on whenever we had the freedom to. Sadly, only the video games that stood the test of time have reached the present. But don’t worry because there’s a place where you can experience both the past and present of video games!
The Miraikan in Odaiba will feature various original contents based on the topic “GAME ON: Why are video games so interesting?”. There will be an overview of the evolution of computer games, their social and cultural meaning, as well as the changes involved including the impact on real society. The special exhibition was first held in the United Kingdom in 2002, has since toured the world and is now reaching Japan for the first time.
For the duration of the exhibition, there will be over 150 masterpieces displayed featuring titles from the past up to the present! The once popular 1972 game PONG, as well as the famous Space Invaders game will also be included.
The best part about the exhibition is that visitors can play the games which are grouped into 8 stages. Some of these include gaming equipment and titles, to various video game consoles, up to today’s popular smartphone games!
Aside from that, the exhibition will also let visitors be the first to experience the PlayStation VR before it is even released! Visitors are able to immerse themselves in the game and feel as if they have entered a virtual world not to mention allowing them to have a sneak peak at the future of gaming!
The exhibition will take place beginning on March 2 until May 30, with ticket prices at ￥1500 for adults and ￥750 for those who are 18 years old and younger. Prices will also be discounted if you buy tickets in advance. Even if you don’t remember the super retro age of games, the exhibition will still definitely give all of us a sense of how technological changes made a superb impact to our favorite past time. If you’re interested in finding out more about the exhibition, be sure to check it out!