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Retro Gaming Night Kicks Off Weekend Celebration of UK Video Games Industry

Retro Gaming Night

Published: 14th May 2014.

The roaring success of the video games industry in the UK will be celebrated in Cambridge.

The Centre for Computing History in Coldhams Lane is hosting events from a bring your own booze retro gaming night to talks from game developers and industry insiders.

Jason Fitzpatrick, the centre’s curator, said the events over May 23-25 were about celebrating what the UK has achieved in gaming.

He said: “The UK has played a major part in the evolution of the video games industry. Lara Croft has become an international icon, Grand Theft Auto and its spin offs have sold more than 100 copies worldwide and the UK games industry is now bigger than either its cinema or its music.

“For one very special weekend the Centre for Computing History will be tipping its hat to one of greatest British invasions of them all.”

The weekend kicks off with a retro gaming night on the Friday, May 23, where gamers can have a go on more than 30 consoles including the Atari 2600, Grandstand Tennis Console, Nintendo NES & SNES and Sega Master System.

Talks and Q&A sessions will be held over the rest of the weekend from the likes of Paul Drury, from Retro Gamer, and Andrew Hutchings, the creator of Star Fighter 3000.

Visit computinghistory.org.uk for details of the events.

Source: Cambridge Evening News 

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