If you happen to be in São Paulo, Brazil April 16 and 17, then you are pretty lucky. I mean, come on, you're in Brazil and probably on vacation while we're all trapped here. But an added incentive might be a two day event being put on by Gamecultura. Gamecultura is hosting an exhibition with games and consoles of the 70s in São Paulo, Brazil and it is free and open to the public. The free exhibition, being curated by Roger Tavares, PhD, and the production of Guilherme Bellini, the exhibition will bring the curiosities and majesty of the early history of video games, especially games and machines produced in Brazil during that time.
Visitors can play classics like Breakout and Night Driver on the original Atari 2600, and peruse machines, guides, catalogs, advertisements, and accessories. Game systems on hand include the Odyssey, Intellivision, Atari, Simon - and all the accessories that go along with them like paddles, cartridges, and more. Ten computers will be dedicated to running a tribute to Pong, one of the most influential games to date, and other classics from that time. There will also be an original Space Invaders arcade in operation. The event will also hold other activities related to the 70s including toys, decor, music concerts, television shows, impersonators, advertisements and more.
The event will take place April, 16 and 17, 6:00PM to 12:00 on Saturday, and 11:00AM to 16:00PM on Sunday (Av. Luiz Dumont Villares, 579, São Paulo, SP, 02085-100). For more info, check out gamecultura.com.br.