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Arcade Classics: Video Games from the Museum's Collection

05/21/16 through 10/09/16

Museum of the Moving Image

36-01 35 Ave. Map

718-777-6888


21-05-2016 12:00:00 09-10-2016 12:00:00 America/New_York Arcade Classics: Video Games from the Museum's Collection Arcade Classics features more than 40 video arcade games released between 1972 and 1993, drawn from the Museum's collection. All of the games will be playable. Though the era of the video arcade game is long gone, arcade games were the grounds for innovation and experimentation that informed the genres, conventions, and play mechanics of the video games that we know today. Games will include the first video arcade game Computer Space (1971), Asteroids (1979), Space Invaders (1978), Ms. Pac-man (1981), Donkey Kong (1981), and many more. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=197446 Museum of the Moving Image Museum of the Moving Image

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Arcade Classics features more than 40 video arcade games released between 1972 and 1993, drawn from the Museum's collection. All of the games will be playable. Though the era of the video arcade game is long gone, arcade games were the grounds for innovation and experimentation that informed the genres, conventions, and play mechanics of the video games that we know today. Games will include the first video arcade game Computer Space (1971), Asteroids (1979), Space Invaders (1978), Ms. Pac-man (1981), Donkey Kong (1981), and many more.

Venue Description: Museum of the Moving Image advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. In its expanded and renovated facilities - acclaimed for both its accessibility and bold design - the Museum presents exhibitions; screenings of significant works; discussion programs featuring actors, directors, craftspeople, and business leaders; and education programs which serve more than 50,000 students each year. The Museum also houses a significant collection of moving-image artifacts.

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