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The History Center to showcase The Evolution of Video Games

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From July 2 to Sept. 10, the Orange County Regional History Center will host The Games People Play: The Evolution of Video Games, an exhibit that showcases the history of gaming.

The Evolution of Video Games is the third and final of a series of exhibits put on by the History Center, continuing the year-long celebration of its 10th Anniversary. The gaming exhibit will look back to the creation of the pinball machine and other arcade games, and follow through to the more recent computer games and the newest modern consoles.

The exhibit will feature an interactive “inside the box” experience, highlighting key developments in the gaming industry, most notably the changes in size versus power. Vintage gaming systems will also be on display, including Atari, Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64. Guests will also be able to play some of these classic games as well.

The History Center, which is located in a restored historic 1927 courthouse in downtown Orlando, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors (60+), students, and military with ID, and $6 for children 5 to 12. Children 4 and under, as well as Historical Society Members receive free admission.

For more information, visit the History Center website, or call (407) 836-8500.

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