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Play Arcade Classics at New Philly Exhibit Examining Decades of Video Games

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    'Game Masters' Brings Playable Arcade Classics to Franklin Institute

    The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia is showcasing decades of video games through its new "Game Masters" exhibit.

    (Published Thursday, March 29, 2018)

    A touring exhibition that explores the evolution of video games and features more than 100 playable games has landed in Philadelphia.

    "Game Masters" opens Saturday at The Franklin Institute and runs through Sept. 3.

    The exhibition is divided into sections that explore legendary arcade games, leading contemporary designers and the work of independent designers.

    It includes a selection of 20 classic and still-playable arcade machines from the 1970s and 1980s.

    But because of licensing issues, there are no Nintendo titles.

    "Game Masters" was created by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. The Franklin Institute has added space for special programming on topics including coding and robotics.