Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

It's Time to Get Your Game Face On

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

It's Time to Get Your Game Face On

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GET your game face on - retro video games extravaganza Power Up is returning to Manchester this summer.

Back with more consoles than ever before, the two-week festival will feature 160 games to play every day, from old classics like Pacman to modern day smash hits like Fortnite.

The exhibition how far technology Held at the Museum of Science and Industry, the hands-on exhibition will show how far gaming technology has advanced in the four decades since early games like Pong carved out their place in pop culture.

Iconic consoles including the SNES, SEGA Dreamcast and the original educational computer, the BBC Micro, will sit alongside household names including PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, while modern innovations like PlayStation VR will give a glimpse into what the future may hold.

Two adults-only evening sessions will also be held, featuring over-18 games including DOOM, Resident Evil and Grand Theft Auto, as well as a bar, DJ and pizza. …

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