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A tour of Montreal's Game On exhibition

Play through gaming history in Montreal

Earlier this year, Ubisoft teamed up with the Montreal Science Centre to host a fascinating and fun look at the history of video games. I happened to be vacationing nearby last week and decided to take my son for a visit.

The exhibit includes more than 100 games, most of them playable on their original machines. That means you get a chance to play coin-op games in stand-up and sit down cabinets, waggle ancient joysticks and even type your way through a text adventure or two.

Along the way you're also likely to find out a lot about the birth and growth of video games as well as a tiny bit about how games are made.

I highly recommend taking a tour of the show, if you're in Montreal. Where else can you play the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in the same museum exhibit where you can check out Oculus Rift demos?

Below you'll find a small gallery of photos from the exhibit.