DJ Yoda brought his incredible History of Gaming show to the National Media Museum as part of the first ever Yorkshire Games Festival on Friday 11 November. Gaming fans packed into the Pictureville Cinema for an audiovisual tour through over 35 years of nostalgic clips, 8-bit anthems and some hilarious archive footage.
The show was definitely one for the 80s kids and as we entered the era of the Super Nintendo and Sega Megadrive, the appearance of games like Golden Axe, Streets of Rage and Outrun drew whoops from the audience. It was also an opportunity to celebrate some of the eras less celebrated games…Michael Jackson’s Moonraker anyone?
The Playstation One era was handled particularly well with games such as Resident Evil and Wipeout providing excellent fodder. As was the James Bond section, with N64’s Goldeneye predictably claiming the starring role.