Game Masters Exhibition Runs Until March
BY STEPHEN GROENEWEGEN
We've published a Retro Gaming curated collection online to complement Game Masters: The Exhibition, now showing at the NFSA in Canberra until 9 March 2020.
Buy a Better Computer
Our Retro Gaming curated collection features throwback ads and news reports about video and arcade games from the 1970s and '80s, including this 1985 advertisement brought to you by Mr T of The A Team:
Mr T was a good choice to promote Atari, not only because of his popularity at the time, but because in many ways he had a cartoonish public persona that would appeal to teenagers. He was even the star of his own animated series! A nice touch in the ad above is creating an Atari computer image of Mr T, thereby demonstrating the computer's graphic potential.
Mad Tunes and Totally Rad Dudes
The curated collection also features game reviews and gameplay from the '90s, like this slang-filled review of Skitchin' as seen on The Zone:
This clip is an entertaining time capsule from the early 1990s, full of teenage slang and fashion from the period. It's also interesting to see the quality of game graphics from 1994 as the reviewers dissect the skate-hitching game Skitchin'.
Upcoming Game Masters Events
Have you experienced Game Masters: The Exhibition at the NFSA in Canberra yet?
We've recently announced our Game Masters events for Summer including more of our popular Friday Lates evenings, with all-night access to 80 playable games, the bar open late and music in the Courtyard.
See the line-up for Friday Lates: Gaming – The Next Level on 13 December, Local Heroes of Gaming on 17 January and Valentine's Day on 14 February.
This Friday we host our first Women and Non-Binary Gamers' Club and we're also holding a 'Pay What You Can' Day on 21 December.
You can also purchase Game Masters exhibition gift vouchers – the easy and fun way to share the excitement of the exhibition.
Enjoy the clips in our Retro Gaming curated collection.