The world’s biggest exhibition of videogames opened on March 4 at Spazio Eventi Tirso and it will close four months later

After fifteen years, the greatest and most prestigious touring exhibit on the history of videogames finally arrives in Italy. Born in 2002, Game On’s first edition was hosted by the Barbican Centre in London. The viewers have the possibility of running through every major step of videogame’s history, since 1962 to modern days, thanks to the exposition of more than 150 PLAYABLE games on the most iconic and famous consoles of all time. In 2010, the exhibit was renewed and named Game On 2.0 and, since its birth, has traveled to more than 20 different countries, being hosted by cities like Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Dublin, Chicago, Helsinki, Athens and Oslo. Now, for the first time it’s in Italy, it opened on March 4 in the location of Spazio Eventi Tirso in Rome and will stay open until June 4.
Game On 2.0 is a true journey through videogame’s history, with every panel of the exhibition (called Stages) that shows different steps of the evolution of the industry: the first examples of videogames like Pong, Missile Commando and Space Invaders; the most recent ones played on consoles or PC like Wii Sports, Tomb Raider, The Sims or the Uncharted series. The last stages focus on the latest and more futuristic technologies in the branch of virtual reality: Playstation VR and Oculus Rift. The fascinating thing about Game On 2.0 is that every game in the exhibition is playable, making the entire event suitable for kids and adults, casual viewers and “hardcore” gaming fans.
Game On 2.0 is open every day at Spazio Eventi Tirso, in Via Tirso 14, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.