Game Over: The future of the past

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Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery partnered with local gaming café Game Over to present the largest single private collection of TV games, home computers and consoles on display in the UK. From the first Pong TV game to the latest PlayStation console, this free exhibition spans over 40 years of home video gaming.

Practice your retro gaming skills on a hand-picked selection of playable consoles and explore the history of the video game with more than 100 machines on display.

Game Over: The Future of the Past is a hands-on experience for veteran gamers and newbies alike.