Ontario Science Centre starting March 9 is Game On 2.0, a six-month celebration of video game history and culture. Here are five reasons why this could be the best exhibition to come to Toronto all year.">

The five awesomest things about the Science Centre’s upcoming video game exhibition


Published:

Zelda: the best theme song ever?

Historical exhibitions are usually a bit of a snoozefest — when they’re about anything other than video games, that is. Bringing a dose of nostalgia to the Ontario Science Centre starting March 9 is Game On 2.0, a six-month celebration of video game history and culture. Here are five reasons why this could be the best exhibition to come to Toronto all year.

 

1. You can experience the holodeck. One of the exhibition’s standout features is the Canadian premiere of the Virtusphere. It’s like the holodeck, only crappier. But hey, it’s only 2013.

2. Pong. What simple creatures we once were, when the greatest video game of all time was nothing more than a ball bouncing between two sticks. At the Game On exhibition, you’ll be able to play more than 150 games from across video game history, including gems like Pong. 

3. You’ll actually bond with your child. Remember when your parents shook their heads at the latest Nintendo game? These days, parents are just as enamoured with the latest Halo as their munchkins are. Forget the group hugs and jump into a family multiplayer game, where you can toss grenades at one another and assure your mutual destruction. Mutual love of destruction, that is.

4. You will find a new ring tone. While playing all of those games, you’re going to hear a lot of music. Awesome music. From the Legend of Zelda theme to the Super Mario Bros. underground pipe song to the joyous Puzzle Bobble theme, your phone is about to get pimped out.

5. You could be the best in Toronto. As George Costanza will tell you, there is no finer achievement than being king or queen of the high score. This is your chance to rule the scoreboards of your favourite games, though we don’t actually know if they unplug the games at night.

Game On 2.0, March 9 – Sept. 2, Ontario Science Centre

Edit Module

Join the conversation and have your say by commenting below. Our comment system uses a Facebook plugin. Please note that you'll have to turn off some ad-blockers in order to see the comments.

Edit Module

Follow us on Twitter @PostCity for more on what to eat, where to shop and what to do in Toronto.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

You may also like...

38 snakes seized from North York home

38 snakes seized from North York home

Nearly 40 venomous snakes were found in the home of a North York resident, which were promptly removed by City of Toronto staff last month.
Posted 2 days ago
Celebrating 25 years since Roberta Bondar became the Rosedale Rocket

Celebrating 25 years since Roberta Bondar became the Rosedale Rocket

Dr. Roberta Bondar became the first Canadian woman to enter space 25 years ago, shattering a glass ceiling that was truly out of this world. She also paved the way for the only other Canadian woman to travel to space, Julie Payette.
Posted 2 days ago
North York overlooked for senior safety zones?

North York overlooked for senior safety zones?

The City of Toronto has promised immediate changes following a deadly year of road violence — with seniors making up the majority of 43 pedestrian fatalities. But some areas may have been overlooked as the new safety measures start to roll out this month.
Posted 7 days ago
Photos: Toronto firefighters battle fire that destroyed historic building at Yonge and St. Clair

Photos: Toronto firefighters battle fire that destroyed historic building at Yonge and St. Clair

On Tuesday, 120 firefighters were called to control a huge fire at the Badminton and Racquet Club in midtown Toronto.
Posted 7 days ago
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleEdit Module