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The Evolution of Gaming

The evolution of gaming @ Bradford Media Museum
When thinking about museums you would rarely associate them with video games, however the National Media Museum celebrates their arrival since the late seventies, with an interactive shrine. It is here that you can play an array of retro games on consoles and machines spanning three decades, in the museum’s gaming lounge.

Gaming hit the mainstream in the seventies, with the likes of Space Invaders, Asteroids and Pac-Man conquering most gaming arcades across the United States and later in the UK. Originating in Japan, Pac-Man grossed over $2.5 billion in quarters by the nineteen nineties, and remains one of the most played games ever world-wide. This explosion of arcade gaming also led to a demand for gaming at home, and so the inevitable birth of the game console meant that people could play their favourite game titles from the comfort of their couch.

Taking inspiration from cartoons and other forms of animation, video games soon became on…