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Hands-on History: Gaming Peripherals Past and Present

An interactive and historical adventure through the past 50 years of gaming, from the 1980s to today.

Presented by Jesus College Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub

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Tuesday 11 June 5:30pm

Workshop


Venue

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub, Jesus College, Market Street Oxford OX1 3EQ

Tickets

Standard £12.00

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Access

Age Rating

Suitable for ages 12+

Performances

5:30pm – 8:30pm, snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Contact

Entrance to this event is via the Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub entrance on Market Street, Oxford (opposite Wagamama). Lift access available to all floors. If you have any questions about accessibility or other support requirements for this event, please contact the venue at digitalhub@jesus.ox.ac.uk.

*Filming and photography will be taking place during the event. If you do not wish to be photographed, please notify a member of the Hub team on arrival.

This event is part of the Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub events programme’s Gaming Season.

Have you ever wished that you could put down your controller and experience video games in a whole new way? At this event we take you into the world of gaming peripherals: whether you’re making your next masterpiece in Mario Paint with the SNES mouse or rocking out on Guitar Hero with the guitar controllers, these gaming peripherals add a novel layer of immersion, and a different way to interact with the screen in front of you.

Hands-on History: Gaming Peripherals Past and Present is an interactive and historical adventure through the past 50 years of gaming from the 1980s to today. Expect to experience block stacking with R.O.B the Robot, musical jams with Donkey Konga, a real Mario Kart circuit with remote control karts, and much more!

The event also includes a panel of industry professionals, and an introduction from Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt FRS.

This event is organised by Jesus College Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub and supported by JoyPad. To find out more visit www.joypadbar.co.uk

The teams look forward to welcoming you to an evening of gaming, history, and pure nostalgia!

Plan your visit

Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub, Jesus College, Market Street Oxford OX1 3EQ


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