You may recall Game Over cafe in Portsmouth, a truly enchanting place, they’re back in the news as they are putting on a Retro Gaming Exhibition at the citys Museum THIS WEEKEND!
Owner of Game Over is launching the event called “Game Over – The Future Of The Past” – with over ONE HUNDRED classic machines, one of the, if not, the, BIGGEST collection of TV Games, Consoles and Computers in the UK, all from his OWN private collection.
The guy seems like a truly decent bloke with an excellent hobby and interest. The event are looking for volunteers to help out, so if its something you fancy getting involved with then GET IN TOUCH WITH GAME OVER. We’d love to see some photos from the event, so Steve if you are reading this please get in touch and send us some (we cant make it down).
Game Over: The Future of the Past opens at 10am on 28th May 2016, the first exhibition of its kind in the city and on the south coast. Over 128 machines spanning 8 generations will be on display exploring the history of video games. Visitors will also be invited to test out their retro-gaming skills on a hand-picked selection of playable consoles. Game Over founder Steve Lowe will be on hand throughout the day to talk to visitors about his collection, the exhibition and the café.
The exhibition is found in the Game Over Gallery on the 2nd floor of Portsmouth City Museum, Museum Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2LJ.
Contact: During normal opening hours (see below): 023 9283 4779
At other times: 023 9282 6722
Open Tuesday-Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Closed on Mondays (except Bank Holidays).
April – September: 10.00am – 5.30pm. October – March: 10.00am – 5.00pm.
Game Over Retro Gaming Internet Café
The Game Over retro-gaming internet café opened in October 2015 and has been featured in a wide range of on-line gaming channels, magazines and websites as well as national, regional and local media, including The Daily Mail.
Game Over, Basement, 16 High Street, Portsmouth, PO1 2LP.
Steve Lowe, Founder of Game Over
The collection of consoles and games currently housed at the Game Over café belongs to lifelong gamer and collector, Steve Lowe, and represents only 10% of the unique items in his collection, and 5% of the overall collection. Steve’s lifelong ambition has always been to open the south coast’s first interactive gaming museum and digital creativity hub. He hopes that the café and the exhibition are just the beginning.