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Would you be interested in visiting a video gaming museum?
No, never. What a stupid idea!
13%
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Yes, but only for a specific console.
0%
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Yes, but only for consoles from a specific company.
0%
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Yes, but only for consoles from a specific time period.
4%
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Yes, but only as a tourist attraction in a tourist-y town.
4%
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Yes, anywhere and anytime! When do you open?
73%
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Yes. No. Maybe so. I really don't know.
4%
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KlarthAilerion
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 8:13 am    Post subject: Would you be interested in visiting a video gaming museum? Reply with quote

A discussion recently came up with some friends about monetary investments and "building for the future" and the like. One of the ideas that got thrown around was a museum geared around gaming systems and the accessories, cartridges or discs, promotional material, etc. that are associated with the particular systems. So I'm posing the question to you people here: "Would you be interested in visiting a video gaming museum?"
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting that you should bring this up. There used to be a video game museum in Saint Louis, MO (on Laclede's Landing for those who know the area.) It was called the National Coin-Op and Video Game Museum. Basically, it was an arcade with a bunch of old games, but the guy had signs on them that explained the history behind them, the stories of their creation, etc. You could go in there free of charge, and play game until you ran out of quarters.

He had some "traditional" style exhibits too, like a room with classic video game advertisements, and a section devoted to pinball machine history, and so on. The main focus was video games though. It closed down a while ago; I think it's been at least 5 years but the place rocked when it was around.

Anyway, that's just my Interesting Historical Tidbit o' the Day. Enjoy.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know, I think this poll's results may be a bit skewed, given like, what this place is and all.

Of course, I'm all for a video game musuem. I'd love to see obscure, phallic-shaped game controllers on display behind bullet-proof glass.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chances are I would never go to a specific video game museum unless it was closeby and the games could be played, etc. Something fun and local, not something worth making a trip out of.

A general computer-related museum is something I think I would enjoy more anyway. Give me old computer equipment from old manufacturers, weird hardware, oh, and video games too. That would make me happier.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kap wrote:
A general computer-related museum is something I think I would enjoy more anyway. Give me old computer equipment from old manufacturers, weird hardware, oh, and video games too. That would make me happier.


I agree here, especially since some computers were very popular as gaming machines, such as the Amiga.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2003 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my idea was something along the lines of a more permanent Videotopia, with its own dedicated building and location, and whatnot.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2003 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A video game museum sounds like a bad idea to me.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2003 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morzas wrote:
A video game museum sounds like a bad idea to me.


Why, tough guy?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2003 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A museum of certain game companies would be the kind that I visit, instead of console specific.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2003 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"tough guy"? I wouldn't say that... But, anyway, there are already a few books and a few hundred websites devoted to video games. A museum would be redundant.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2003 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morzas wrote:
"tough guy"? I wouldn't say that... But, anyway, there are already a few books and a few hundred websites devoted to video games. A museum would be redundant.


Sure, I can read all about paintings and sculptures and shit, not to mention see pictures, but it really does not compare to seeing the real thing at a museum downtown.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2003 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kap said. My concern about a video game museum would be whether it makes any money. Sure, video game geeks are a dime a dozen, but when the world is filled with 4.4 billion other people who don't give two turds about video games, I dunno exactly how such a creation could float.

But I might underestimate the devotion of a Power Player. It could be our very own Mecca.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2003 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morzas wrote:
A video game museum sounds like a bad idea to me.


Did you really register just to say that? You, sir, are what the dutch call a "Negative Nelly."
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2003 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PopaSmear wrote:
Morzas wrote:
A video game museum sounds like a bad idea to me.


Did you really register just to say that? You, sir, are what the dutch call a "Negative Nelly."


Heh, I was wondering that myself.
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