Retro Games take over Grand Palais

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An unusual exhibition of video games is running at the Paris Grand Palais until January 10, 2012. To mark the reopening of the South-East gallery, a new exhibition area in the building, ‘Game Story’ displays the history of video games, one of the youngest and most successful forms of media entertainment.

The new media has been at the centre of much discussion and analysis, focusing essentially on its social or personal impact on users. The exhibition consequently sets out to explore different angles: aesthetic and cultural. The interactive hands-on exhibition offers visitors the chance to try out some eighty games, consoles and computers, tracing the history of video games from their appearance up to the present day. It presents the imaginary worlds, serials, genres and graphic styles spawned by the video game. Prices are €8, with a reduced €6 rate for families. The exhibition is open every day except Mondays from 1200 to 2200hrs.

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