Monthly Archives: October 2009

ACMI – Gamers Heaven

After a year-long renovation, the “new” Australian Centre for the Moving Image has opened its doors to the public with a free exhibition that prominently features video games.

The Age Green Guide recently printed an article with details about this fabulous new area. Next time you are anywhere near Federation Square you might like to call into the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and check out ‘From Pong to Playstation’.

  

“In the “Emergence” section of the new exhibition, visitors can get hands-on with the first ever console, the Magnavox Odyssey, as well as classic games such as Space Invaders, Tempest, Super Mario Bros 3, Tomb Raider and the pioneering Melbourne-made fighting game, The Way of the Exploding Fist.

The new Games Lab situated within the Screen Worlds exhibition also includes 14 computers and a selection of playable games for solo or multiplayer action, including Quake, Tetris, Lemmings, Sensible Soccer, Pro Evolution Soccer, Civilization, Spore, Project Gotham Racing, LittleBigPlanet, Sonic the Hedgehog and Mario Kart. Bodman says choosing the featured games was a significant challenge.[The Age Green Guide – October 8th Jason Hill] 

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Inkys Shortlist Announced

Now is your chance to vote for Australia’s only teenage choice book awards. The book son the shortlist are:-

Broken glass by Adrian Stirling

Everything beautiful by Simmone Howell

Exposure by Mal Peet

Where the streets had a name by Randa Abdel-Fattah

World shaker by Richard Harland

Jarvis 24 by David Metzenthen

You can vote on the Insideadog website.

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