Our Videogame History Museum gallery from E3 2014

Amidst the massive booths, tucked away in a corner of South Hall, the Videogame History Museum gives E3 2014 attendees a chance to experience the history of video games. Similar to the Computing History Museum in the UK, the booth is a physical timeline, displaying older consoles like the Atari 2600, highly popular units of the 90's, and showcasing many of the "next generation" consoles from the early 2000's.

This isn't your typical hands-off museum: Attendees are able to experience these 'blasts from the past' thanks to the live displays encouraging hands-on time with some of the historical pieces. You can play some of your favorites like Mortal Kombat 2, Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros. 3, and more.

While its impressive that they have actual working consoles from the 70's, its even more impressive that they have rare and limited competition cartridges. These cartridges were produced in limited numbers for gaming tournaments that were held by giant companies like Nintendo and Blockbuster.

Although a lot has changed, the core elements of the gaming community have not. By visiting this museum and seeing the massive amount of people that flock to E3, it's evident that gaming isn't just an industry, but a thriving culture.

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The Atari I had is not pictured :(

Still have my SNES / N64 original and color Game Boy and my Nintendo watch (the Super Mario one)

Good amount of photos guys but really the gallery on Neowin kind of sucks what with having to click each one individually. Would be much better just to be able to click 'next' each time...

Bertch said,
Click on the picture or use the arrows on the bottom left.

I don't see that. When I click on an image it opens a new tab with that .jpg and no other options.

Indeed. We need also the MSX and staple games like Guardic. Even though some were never sent to the US, this should be a "World History" type thing. also what game system featured a 3D game where the background moves really fast and you use red/yellow glasses?

deadonthefloor said,
please remove the duplicates.....

Also, no Virtual Boy or 3DO ?
Not a very good museum then.

Just because they didn't take every console ever made to E3 doesn't mean it isn't a good display. The 3DO wasn't very historically notable anyway, not many people even had one and the virtual boy was just an embarrassing failure. Maybe they will open a museum of gaming flops someday.

Bonfire said,

Just because they didn't take every console ever made to E3 doesn't mean it isn't a good display. The 3DO wasn't very historically notable anyway, not many people even had one and the virtual boy was just an embarrassing failure. Maybe they will open a museum of gaming flops someday.

Perhaps your right that it doesn't have to feature every video game related hardware ever released.
However I would be extremely disappointed if I visited that "museum" given that it doesn't feature a single home computer, sure they are useable for things other than games but I would say its a pretty sad that it misses out a complete set of devices yet includes what I assume are obscure keyboard addons for various consoles.

deadonthefloor said,
no Virtual Boy or 3DO ?
Not a very good museum then.

Haha indeed, I bought them both unfortunately :(

Sonne said,
Haha indeed, I bought them both unfortunately :(

My dad ran a video game store so I had many game systems growing up.

We had the Goldstar and Panasonic variants of 3DO.

dang, youre right. Neo Geo was great. I remember my buddy told me about how he was able to obtain a cartridge from an arcade, and was able to use it on his home console without issue.

Hear ya. I hated blowing into the damn cartridges. There were times when I had to stack another game cartridge on top of what's already loaded inside the NES just to keep the game from messing up.