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Offline X-ray

40 Years of video games, London Science Museum
« on: October 20, 2006, 05:48:06 PM »
Just saw this on TV. They have assembled all the milestone video game systems at the Science Museum in London. Their oldest unit is a 1962 asteroids-type game, developed at MIT.
Archer McLean was interviewed live at the museum just a few minutes ago, but he made no mention of the Amiga. I might pop down to the museum and make sure there is an Amiga there. There better be at least one!

Details:  http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/gameon/
 

Offline X-ray

Re: 40 Years of video games, London Science Museum
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2006, 05:55:04 PM »
I see David Braben will be there on November 20th:

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/gameon/events.asp
 

Offline nadoom

Re: 40 Years of video games, London Science Museum
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2006, 10:04:49 AM »
It wouldnt suprise me if amiga doesnt get a mention, maybe people do it to wind us up deliberatly :-(.

Any one here heard of videogameslive? it a sort of opera musical thing all to do with computer music... nothign amgia related there just {bleep}ing mario and co
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Offline Jope

Re: 40 Years of video games, London Science Museum
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2006, 10:36:35 AM »
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Archer McLean was interviewed live at the museum just a few minutes ago, but he made no mention of the Amiga.

Rather odd.. He was a multiplatform developer back then, but the Amiga ought to have made some impression on him. :-)
 

Offline PMC

Re: 40 Years of video games, London Science Museum
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2006, 10:57:54 AM »
So many "experts" seem to underestimate just how much of a revolution the Amiga (and the Atari ST) were in the late 80s/early 90s.

If you park a ZX Spectrum and an Amiga 1000 side by side it's worth remembering that there is only three years age gap between the two machines...
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Offline Speelgoedmannetje

Re: 40 Years of video games, London Science Museum
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2006, 11:03:50 AM »
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PMC wrote:
So many "experts" seem to underestimate just how much of a revolution the Amiga (and the Atari ST) were in the late 80s/early 90s.

If you park a ZX Spectrum and an Amiga 1000 side by side it's worth remembering that there is only three years age gap between the two machines...
Ehm, you also have to consider the price. :-) (Something very often being forgotten)
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Offline Andeda

Re: 40 Years of video games, London Science Museum
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2006, 08:15:47 PM »
if there isn't a Amiga you should bring one.. :-)
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Offline PMC

Re: 40 Years of video games, London Science Museum
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2006, 12:36:19 AM »
@Speel

Okay I suppose it was a bit of an unfair comparison, but compare the 1982 Spec against the 1987 A500...
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Offline adolescent

Re: 40 Years of video games, London Science Museum
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2006, 07:39:23 AM »
I have heard that there is one Amiga there running Lemmings.
Time to move on.  Bye Amiga.org.  :(
 

Offline X-ray

Re: 40 Years of video games, London Science Museum
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2006, 10:54:41 AM »
Here is an interview with David Braben about the future of Elite:

Click

I am going to see if I can pop down there later.
 

Offline X-ray

Re: 40 Years of video games, London Science Museum
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2006, 08:06:49 PM »
Adolescent heard the truth. There was only one Amiga there. It was an A500 running Lemmings:



They had a lot of Nintendos and PS2s. There is no excuse for not having at least a CD32 and an A1200 in there.
On the arcade front, they had some nice classics such as Space Invaders, the original Asteroids, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Galaxians and Xevious. There were at least 3 Commodore 64s. They also had a top 16 classic computer game soundtrack CD that you could listen to, and the last three tracks on that CD were tunes from Amiga games. They weren't the three tracks I would have put on there, but at least they were there.

Noteworthy features:

1) The oldest video game from 1960 and a mockup of the computer needed to run it (takes up a small room!)
2) Game plot board for Grand Theft Auto 3, supplied by Rockstar Games. This had Post-It notes and freehand art on a large whiteboard, showing how the game would progress as various missions were completed.
3) Three video projectors, for output from a PS2 with a guitar-playing game, an XBox360 with a table-tennis game and another PS2 with a four-player quiz game called Pass the Bomb.
4) Two nice displays of all the popular hand-held games, and another display of attempted/early virtual reality controllers for various consoles.
5) Halo 2: four players arranged in a square (four TFT screens).
6) Some classic Atari stuff. I played Pitfall 2 again!
7) Some unusual and old consoles like the Atari VCS running Tennis.

Disappointments:

1) Only one Amiga !!!
2) Too many Nintendos and PS2s.
3) Not enough arcades. They should have had some of the four-player arcades such as Gauntlet.
4) There was not one arcade or console or computer there with a lightgun. They should have had the original Skeet Shoot there, and possibly a few other games such as Point Blank and Time Crisis. They didn't even have Operation Wolf!

If anyone is interested I can post some pics, cos I had my camera. The Amiga stuff and one C64 image will go into the album.
 

Offline X-ray

Re: 40 Years of video games, London Science Museum
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2006, 08:12:05 PM »
Oh, one more thing: I couldn't go to the David Braben talk because the tickets were sold out by the time I got there at 1pm. The talk was at 7pm.
 

Offline X-ray

Re: 40 Years of video games, London Science Museum
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2006, 11:03:59 AM »
Some more pics from the event:



























and last but not least, you gotta have one pic of a bird playing Pac Man:



 :-)
 

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Re: 40 Years of video games, London Science Museum
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2006, 02:40:26 PM »
That be a Ms. playing Ms. Pac-man =).

Offline X-ray

Re: 40 Years of video games, London Science Museum
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2006, 05:44:26 PM »
Hehe Odin is right, of course!