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Culture – This Saturday in Villemurlin and next weekend in Ouzouet-sur-Loire, the place for video games for all viewers.

When you’re playing at the arcade but announce it’s game over, you put a coin in the machine. This is exactly what happens at the Ouzouer-sur-Loire media library after a weekend of video games.

Because if all good things come to an end, this annual event, created in 2018, is so successful that managers can’t help but hit the continue button to restart the game and try to improve their “high score”.

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With the help of 2liveS, a company specialized in organizing video game events, two major events will be organized this afternoon at the Library of Villemurlin and on the weekend of 19 and 20 November in Ouzouet-sur-Loire.

Formerly in Villemourlin

With an audience of between two hundred and three hundred people at video game weekends since 2018, the success is such that the “before” will be held for the first time in another city, in the Val de Sully.

Oculus Rift virtual reality helmets will be placed in the Villemurlin multifunctional hall. Two Nintendo Switch will accompany this device to create the dynamics of collective games.

The creation of this “before” is a novelty, allowing the world of video games to be divided into small municipalities of the territory.

Exercise. Today from 14:00 to 17:00 in the Villemurlin multifunctional hall (6, route de Cerdon). FREE ENTRY.

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Weekend in Ouzoueur-sur-Loire

The main body of the organization will again take place in Ouzoueur-sur-Loire, on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November. Four game zones will be equipped for every taste.

A dozen consoles will be connected, wandering between different temporary universes and arcade terminals. They let you try out the latest games and are more for multiplayer games like Mario Kart or Fifa.

As with any self-respecting video game event, retrogaming will not be forgotten with classics like Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros or Space Invaders. Fans of futuristic technology who miss the “before” of Willemurlain can try out virtual reality. Finally, music games like Rock Band and Dance Dance Revolution will be available with the right equipment to pretend to be Van Halen or Michael Jackson.

These two days will also be accompanied by animation. On the big stage, for example, live games, quizzes and other blind tests will be commentated. The pixel art workshop will allow the most tame to create their own video game character thanks to beads and specially selected models. The relaxation area will also provide an opportunity for those who want to take a break from the screens, draw or read manga and video game books.

“We are very far from the majority of minors”

Enough to satisfy a large audience on an important cultural medium. “Video games have become completely intergenerational,” says Catherine Leikouras, co-leader of the Val de Sully library network. “We are very far from the majority of minors. On the contrary, we have a very family audience, and most of those who play are not necessarily children or teenagers. Today we even approaching forty-something.”

A 50-year-old “grandmother-geek” herself, the librarian appreciates the “creative side” of these works, in addition to the fun. “Video game development includes many professions related to computers and graphics. But many composers, designers and screenwriters are also involved in this.” A rich, complex and exciting universe that will be available to everyone and for free. So why deprive yourself?

Exercise. Saturday, November 19, from 10:00 to 18:00 and Sunday, November 20, from 14:00 to 18:00, at the Mediatheque Ouzouer-sur-Loire (73, rue de l’Écu). Admission is free, registration for workshops is on site. Information as of 38.02.35.06.84.

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