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article imageReview: Game On 2.0 looks at the science of gaming Special

By KJ Mullins     May 22, 2013 in Entertainment
Toronto - A long time ago in a land not so far called Atari lived magical characters who brought a new style of gaming to the masses.
Okay, there is nothing really magical about video games but there is a lot of technology that has come from six decades of gaming.
In the 1950s the pinball machine came into being. Young people dropped their coins into a slot in order to flip a metal ball around a course. It was the beginning of a new experience that has touched almost every aspect of today's culture. Movies like Tomb Raider started as a game. Popular TV shows like The Big Bang Theory have characters who discuss gaming in the same way they alleviate high science.
The Ontario Science Centre in Toronto takes a look into the science of gaming
The Ontario Science Centre in Toronto takes a look into the science of gaming
For many of my generation Atari was the first type of computer brought into the home followed by Nintendo. The games have gotten more visibly pleasing over the years but vintage games like Pac-Man and Mario Brothers are still being played today.
The Ontario Science Centre in Toronto takes a look into the science of gaming
The Ontario Science Centre in Toronto takes a look into the science of gaming
The game culture has changed marketing, music and the special effects in cinema. Today's home computer allows us to visit the world and enjoy games during our down times. Social media sites like Facebook combine gaming with social interaction.
A display at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto takes a look into the science of gaming
A display at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto takes a look into the science of gaming
Until September 2, 2013 the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto will be hosting GameOn 2.0 with over 150 playable games spanning the history of gaming. The world's largest celebration of video games looks at the entire gaming medium, from art and entertainment to the technology that has developed over the years.
The Ontario Science Centre in Toronto takes a look into the science of gaming
The Ontario Science Centre in Toronto takes a look into the science of gaming
This exhibit is the perfect venue to take the kids this summer or simply relive days gone by. The older games and latest games are all available to be played freely. It's a great way to bridge generation gaps while learning in a fun environment.
Admission rates range from $13 to $22. The Ontario Science Centre, located at 770 Don Mills Road at the corner of Eglinton Avenue East, is open seven days a week from 10 am- 4 pm (until 5 on weekends and holidays).
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