Game for this?

Game for this?

Game for this?

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LAST year in Berlin, my children chose to visit the computer games museum. It was great fun.

I’m not always a huge fan of gaming since it can be a time waster. Yet the games museum was a trip down memory lane with the likes of Pong, Tetrus, Pac Man, Asteroid, Space Invaders, Pokemon and so on all on display.

Beautiful illustrations, models, videos with the designers, fun hands on equipment, quizzes and applications for health and recovery are all there too. I recommend it. The children were really happy and we all enjoyed ourselves for hours.

With seven million visitors a year, I know this idea would work in York, so I’m putting it out there.

Anyone up for opening it? I can’t do it myself, but am tempted to offer to invest in anyone who can put together a business plan.

York will soon have the fastest broadband speeds in the country. A gigabit city gaming museum would add to our offer for families.

Cllr Anna Semlyen, Labour Dringhouses and Woodthorpe, Chair of economic scrutiny and reviewing entrepreneurialism and digital skills.

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12:17pm Mon 7 Jul 14

sheps lad says...

Fastest broadband speed in the country? OK as long as it doesn't exceed 20mph!
Fastest broadband speed in the country? OK as long as it doesn't exceed 20mph! sheps lad
  • Score: 7

12:23pm Mon 7 Jul 14

mathsgeek says...

Check out the Games Lounge at the National Media Museum in Bradford - that has exactly the sort of thing you describe.
Check out the Games Lounge at the National Media Museum in Bradford - that has exactly the sort of thing you describe. mathsgeek
  • Score: 4

7:50pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Oh yes Anna! You've got it!
"Tetrus"
Spoonic the Hedgehog
Q Bart
Millipede
Scrimble
Offender
Manic Mooner

Yes, you've really got under the skin of those young boys - the ones who are bang into cars and driving fast and that. Yes, distract them - "look I'm well into gaming, don't hate me, remember games? Just forget about your car..."

You don't fool us Anna. You have history. Bad history.
Oh yes Anna! You've got it! "Tetrus" Spoonic the Hedgehog Q Bart Millipede Scrimble Offender Manic Mooner Yes, you've really got under the skin of those young boys - the ones who are bang into cars and driving fast and that. Yes, distract them - "look I'm well into gaming, don't hate me, remember games? Just forget about your car..." You don't fool us Anna. You have history. Bad history. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: -2

11:29pm Mon 7 Jul 14

wallman says...

you cant do anything your self resign now don't wait till next May
you cant do anything your self resign now don't wait till next May wallman
  • Score: 2

9:30pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Scorpio says...

"Chair of economic scrutiny and reviewing entrepreneurialism and digital skills."
Who on earth thought up that job title?
Who on earth knows what it means?
"Chair of economic scrutiny and reviewing entrepreneurialism and digital skills." Who on earth thought up that job title? Who on earth knows what it means? Scorpio
  • Score: 1

9:47pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Scorpio says...

Now I've had more time to analyse that title and phoned a friend (Stephen Hawkins), we are wondering why she needs help to do her Job?
She's an embarrassment that needs to resign!
Now I've had more time to analyse that title and phoned a friend (Stephen Hawkins), we are wondering why she needs help to do her Job? She's an embarrassment that needs to resign! Scorpio
  • Score: 1
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