Weekly Dose of Gaming News - Retro Exhibit from LVLup! and The National Library of Estonia
Video games are a universal language, but each country has their own history with gaming culture. For Estonia, video games existed, but didn't really gain widespread popularity until the mid 1980s to the early 1990s.
An exhibit called Do Something Useful Instead is now available for virtual tour from LVLup! and the National Library of Estonia. LVLup! shares a little bit about the tour on social media saying "The tour takes the grown-ups back to their youth and introduces retro consoles and games to young people. Some of these consoles and games date back to the 1970s."
In a tale as old as time, well, at least as old as video games, gaming wasn't seen as a useful way to spend your time, and this was no different in Estonia. Children were constantly being told to "do something useful instead" hence, the name of the exhibit.
The museum tantalizes us with those warm fuzzy nostalgic feelings, saying, "Mario Bros., Street Fighter II, Brick Game, Pac-Man, Road Race, Circus, Sonic the Hedgehog, Tale Spin, Flipper, or that handheld game console with the silver frame, featuring Indians - If these names ring a bell and bring back good memories, then we strongly recommend to take part in the tour, and click 'going'."
You don't have to tell us twice, we're there. For anyone interested in visiting the exhibit in person, it will be open when the current COVID situation allows. for everyone else, all you have to do is click a link.