We’re packing our bags for Los Angeles and another back-to-back exhibit. Like last year, we will have exhibits at both the industry-only Game Developer Conference’s mobile apps show (GDC: Next) and the hybrid gaming/comics/culture public event Comikaze. Last year we exhibited a history of handheld devices at GDC: Next and a general vintage gaming timeline and arcade at Comikaze. We’re looking to shake things up a bit, come check them out… or wait for the photo galleries!
As part of Gearbox Community Day 2013, our generous friends at Gearbox Software are holding a live charity event including an auction on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Gilley’s Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, TX.
All proceeds from the event and auction will go towards supporting the Videogame History Museum. The auction will feature some amazing items including modern and classic videogames, consoles, and memorabilia. The auction will be open to both streaming and in-person attendees and promises to be one of the highlights of Community Day 2013.
For registration and more information regarding the charity event, please visit the Gearbox Software Charity Event page.
For more information on Gearbox Community Day 2013 and how to register, please visit the Gearbox Community Day page.
The Videogame History Museum team will be on hand to share their exhibit “The History of Videogames” once again at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) on June 11-13, 2013. This exhibit, well over twice the size of last year’s, will include many of the familiar aspects including a timeline represented in games, systems, accessories and memorabilia; a “hands-on” section where attendees can get re-acquainted with the systems from their youth; arcade game cabinets set to free-play; live entertainment featuring 8-Bit Weapon; and classic “living rooms” to experience the joys of 70’s, 80’s and 90’s home console play. There will be new surprises this year as well!
To kick off Gearbox Community Day 2012 and the Borderlands 2 Launch party, our generous friends at Gearbox Software are holding a charity poker tournament on Friday, September 14, 2012 at The Palladium in Dallas, TX.
All proceeds from this tournament as well as the various auctions and raffles are earmarked to support the Videogame History Museum. The tournament will be a night to remember loaded with good times, good people, and video game talk. Even if you’re not into poker, stop by for the silent auction and raffles.
For registration and more information regarding the tournament, please visit the Gearbox Software Poker Tournament page.
For more information on Gearbox Community Day 2012 and how to register, please visit the Gearbox Community Day page.
Nintendo World Championships '90 Cart
This month's Museum Spotlight is Nintendo World Championships ‘90 cart #132, originally owned by Josh Caraciolo, a tournament winner from the Philadelphia area who played in the age 12-17 group. Josh sold it to a guy named Dave (trustey1 on eBay) at a con called "Wizard World" earlier this summer (2012). Dave took offers on eBay but the deal fell through. We explained to Dave our intention of giving this item a permanent home in a physical museum and he sold it to us at a very fair price.
History: Nintendo hosted a series of competitive events across 29 cities in 1990. The competition was held using this custom game that lasts for 6 minutes and 21 seconds. It starts with Super Mario Brothers and switches to Rad Racer when you gather 50 coins. Finish the course in Rad Racer and it switches to Tetris where you play until time expires. There were 3 age categories and the contest spanned a 3-day period. The finalist for each age group in each city won a trophy, $250, and a trip for two to the World Finals at Universal Studios Hollywood. There are 116 special game cartridges in all: 90 gray cartridges were given out to finalists and 25 are gold colored and were given out as prizes in a separate contest held by Nintendo Power magazine.