If you’re into gaming retro or current then this just might be the event for you. Power Up is running at the Science Museum in Kensington until the 15th April, where they have dedicated a whole hall to video games and consoles past and present.

I checked it out over the weekend and had a very enjoyable hour and an half session playing some of my old favourites, sonic the hedgehog and Lemmings along with some newer titles that I’d never come across before. There is even a line of computers running minecraft, if you fancy getting blow up by a creeper.



Sessions range from 90 minutes to part day and evening sessions. There is a fantastic range of consoles and games available with something for all ages and tastes, multiplayer or single. There is even a small café area in the hall for all your refreshment needs, so you won’t even need to leave to quench your thirst.

Despite the popularity of the event, it wasn’t hard to find games to play with the turn around on the games fast enough to enable me to try out the ones I wanted and on they occasions that my chosen titles were busy I found it quite enjoyable to try out something new. There is even a number of PSVR units available, so if you’ve been itching to give VR a try then could just be the perfect opportunity.



Overall this is a great event for gamers both young and old…er. If you’re interested then you can find information on session times and ticket prices here.

Katie Alford
Katie lives in London; she loves playing games, is a published author, a digital artist and an astronaut. Okay, so one of those is a lie. Her blog can be found at http://kmalford.blogspot.co.uk/ and her twitch channel at http://www.twitch.tv/tailyna . You can also find her on steam as Tailyna.