National Videogame Arcade will be UK's first cultural games centre

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A 2.5m national video game centre is to open in Nottingham in March next year on Carlton Street.

The National Videogame Arcade will include over 12,000 objects on display across five floors, exhibition space, educational facilities, as well as acting as a research and learning hub.

The centre will be run by GameCity, and has backing from Nottingham City Council, Nottingham Trent University and the Nottingham Technology Grant Fund.

For the first time ever, a civic, cultural and academic space will be dedicated to the public's relationship with videogames," GameCity director Iain Simons said.

"GameCity is a place for people to play together; to discover and create games regardless of age, gender or background. We believe that games should be played by everyone, and that games should be made by everyone. Our accessible city-centre location is a crucial expression of that aspiration.”

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