Paying homage to the likes of Doom, Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros, Pong and Tetris it is likely these games inducted into the 2015 World Video Game Hall of Fame have a place in Frisco’s newest attraction. The National Videogame Museum located minutes from Dallas-Fort Worth in Texas is the only national attraction that pays homage to the history of the video game industry. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings together the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) values within videogames. These values are presented both as an entertainment medium and a career path as a highly interactive, entertaining and educational experience. The founders have collected videogame artifacts and other materials since the 1980s and have spent the past 20 years tracking-down the pioneers of the videogame industry to document their innovations and contributions.
Museum Highlights Include:
- Pixel Dreams: A 1980s-inspired arcade full of timeless classics such as Asteroids, Centipede, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders and more.
- Giant Pong: Play the classic game Pong on the world’s largest home Pong console on a giant 15-foot TV replica from the 1970s.
- Head-to-Head Hall: A hall full of gaming stations where you can go head-to-head with friends, family or competitors in tournaments. Guests may find a set of game systems and games they’ve never seen before or find a tribute to their favorite game franchise played on 10 different systems. The hall takes advantage of NVM’s 12,000+ library of games and will be an ever-changing area of fun.
- Gearbox behind the scenes: See the actual office of Randy Pitchford, founder of Gearbox Software and creator of the games Borderlands, Brothers in Arms and Duke Nukem Forever.
- The Timeline of Consoles: Learn the stories and see artifacts from more than 50 past and present videogame consoles on a physical timeline.
- Rarest artifacts: A collection of rare artifacts will be displayed including the only Sega Neptune prototype, the unreleased Barbie edition for the Nintendo Game Boy Pocket system, the Atari Mindlink controller (one of only two in the world), the ultra-rare RDI Halcyon laserdisc-based game console and the Nintendo World Championships cartridge from 1990.
BLIP! – the Official Mascot
BLIP! is the official mascot for the National Videogame Museum comprising of a variety of videogame components: joysticks, arcade buttons, plugs and cables.
Admission to the museum is $12 for adults, $10 for kids 10 and under, military,educators, seniors (Valid ID required upon purchase of military, educators and seniors tickets.)
Hours: Monday (closed); Tuesday – Thursday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.); Friday – Saturday (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.); Sunday (noon – 5 p.m.)
The National Videogame Museum is located at 8004 North Dallas Parkway Frisco, TX 75034.
For more information, visit nvmusa.org.You can also find the National Video Game Museum on social media at Facebook |Twitter | Instagram | #nvmusa