Power UP / 22 July - 7 Aug / Science Museum, London

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Power UP / 22 July - 7 Aug / Science Museum, London

Postby tricky » Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:55 pm

Don't forget, "Power Up" at the London science museum, where you can play Frogger and might even meet Arcadian.

From Friday 22 July – Sunday 7 August

Power UP is the perfect, family-friendly summer holiday solution for kids who are dying to spend their scant few weeks of liberty hitting gadget overload, and mums and dads who'd rather their pixelated progeny got some culture along with their consoles.

This hands-on, fully interactive gaming event features the very best video games and consoles from the past 40 years, and is as much a social and technological history as it is a full-on player's bonanza of the greatest games ever made.

With classic games both old and new on offer, from Pong and Pacman to Lego and Halo, there's something to suit beginners and experts, competitive parents, multiplayers, retro fans and everybody else in between. If you're a gamer girl or boy, get ready to give your thumbs the workout of a lifetime and enjoy a museum experience like no other.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Please look at the game age rating before you play.

EDIT: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/Plan_your_visit/events/other/power-up
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Re: Power UP / 22 July - 7 Aug / Science Museum, London

Postby Arcadian » Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:58 pm

Here's the promo vid, which even features Tricky's Frogger game!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXZtHvf_liE
For a "Complete BBC Games Archive" visit www.bbcmicro.co.uk

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Re: Power UP / 22 July - 7 Aug / Science Museum, London

Postby helpful » Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:51 pm

tricky wrote:And to slightly hijack my own thread, don't forget, "Power Up" at the London science museum, where you can play Frogger and might even meet Arcadian.

And me!

Most likely by the Beebs showing people how to program in BBC BASIC :-)

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Re: Power UP / 22 July - 7 Aug / Science Museum, London

Postby worldofchris » Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:45 pm

Just wanted to say how nice it was to meet Tricky, Rougol and co at Power Up today. Great event, my son and I enjoyed ourselves so much at the 11:00 session we came back for the 14:30 one.

Still slightly embarrassed that I was trying to draw graphics in Mode 7 though...

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Re: Power UP / 22 July - 7 Aug / Science Museum, London

Postby tricky » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:54 pm

If it's good enough for granny's garden ;)

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Re: Power UP / 22 July - 7 Aug / Science Museum, London

Postby helpful » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:28 pm

Good to meet you too. Now go and get yourself a real BBC Micro :-)

Reminder that the London Science Museum's Power Up event is only on until Sunday 7th August, with an adults only session from 7.15pm on Friday 5th.

Bryan.
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Re: Power UP / 22 July - 7 Aug / Science Museum, London

Postby Arcadian » Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:00 pm

Various photos!

Special thanks to Bryan for all the help!!
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Re: Power UP / 22 July - 7 Aug / Science Museum, London

Postby Arcadian » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:31 pm

Good seeing Kenton at the Museum on Thursday, who took the opportunity to reacquaint himself with some of his BBC games from the past (Ripton, StarQuake etc) ...
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Re: Power UP / 22 July - 7 Aug / Science Museum, London

Postby Arcadian » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:37 pm

Some pics from Thursday evening's Power Up Crew Party where Bryan fought off 31 other competitors to be crowned the King of Pong!
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Re: Power UP / 22 July - 7 Aug / Science Museum, London

Postby Arcadian » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:43 pm

Clip of King Bryan and his worshippers ...

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Re: Power UP / 22 July - 7 Aug / Science Museum, London

Postby worldofchris » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:28 pm

Brilliant photos! Many thanks. Since this event I have now bought a Rev 7 BBC B and fitted it out with DataCentre :-)

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Re: Power UP / 22 July - 7 Aug / Science Museum, London

Postby worldofchris » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:30 pm

helpful wrote:Good to meet you too. Now go and get yourself a real BBC Micro :-)
Bryan.


I have! Got a lovely Rev 7 Beeb and have fitted Data Centre to it :-)


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