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Title: Video Game museum - Paris La défense
Post by: funkycochise on April 25, 2010, 10:04:43 AM

A small topic on this if you're gonna come around this place.

(http://www.museedujeuvideo.com/sites/default/themes/mjv/images/HeaderMainLogo.png)

To see what is inside, a small virtual trip into the exposition (skip the french interview) :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEnPV3OVy2k

There 2 interesting parts, the console and the computer parts.
So as the reporter say in his conclusion :
in fact it's more an "hardware" museum with some true rare pieces (ie : brown box) than a "video game" museum.

Addtional picture of opening event in  Mr Riddler's Blog : www.invaded.fr/2010/04/21/pre-ouverture-musee-du-jeu-video/ (http://www.invaded.fr/2010/04/21/pre-ouverture-musee-du-jeu-video/)

(http://www.invaded.fr/images/News/Musee-jeux-video/Musee-jeux-video-arche-de-la-defense-032.JPG)(http://www.invaded.fr/images/News/Musee-jeux-video/Musee-jeux-video-arche-de-la-defense-052.JPG)

imho : Aim of the project is great, but is it worth the price to pay to see that ?


Title: Re: Video Game museum - Paris La défense
Post by: Level42 on April 25, 2010, 10:28:18 AM
OMG, I do not see a single original arcade cab there.....

Even worse:
(http://www.invaded.fr/images/News/Musee-jeux-video/Musee-jeux-video-arche-de-la-defense-094.JPG)

Look again what cabinet that may have been......anyone remember my Asterock ?

(http://gallery.me.com/andre.huijts/100498/DSCF3773/web.jpg?ver=12504882280001)

Look at the profile of the cab, look at the CP:
I am sure that this was a Sidam cab. Ruined by mame-ing it and for Christ sakes they put a LCD in it !

And playing Pac Man on a candy should be forbidden by law.

Sorry, nice initiative, but this smells like "I am a hip 20+ yuppy and I love everything retro" instead of a serious try for a museum.
Great collection of consoles though. But what good are they turned off and in glass cabinets ?

I'd much rather go to a retro fair IMHO.


Title: Re: Video Game museum - Paris La défense
Post by: Blanka on April 25, 2010, 05:01:24 PM
At least some crew in Pac-Man t-shirts look good :)
For a nice collection, you should have visited Play Belgium.