SEGA OutRun 3,700 mยฒ light display [Added to OutRun Events Page 25/04/2013]

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PLAY! took place from March 25 to April 7, at the Art Gallery Digital SESI-SP, on Paulista Avenue,Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Below is some information on the event that I translated.

The cultural space consists of 26,241,000 light clusters installed in 3,700 mยฒ of metal frame that surrounds the building Fiesp. Six gaming based works of art were transmitted by contemporary artists, three of them interactive….including SEGA’s OutRun.

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The exhibition PLAY! Inspired in the world of video games was curated by Marilia Pasculli and Danish Tanya Toft, who specializes in new media and digital art. According to Marilia, Game Art is considered one of the most interesting artistic events emerging today, not only by dissolving the boundaries between different art forms, but also to get an interactive potential.
“The way uncultured entertainment of videogames has achieved an important position in the intellectual aesthetic in the art world,” says the Brazilian.

A cultural value that goes beyond the screen

The work consists of video sequences of the game “OutRun”, 1986, released by SEGA and designed by Yu Suzuk. In the original game, the player controls a red Ferrari, with third-person perspective. The car already has a girl in the passenger seat. They pass by the road in a nice landscape. The game “OutRun” was one of the first driving simulators that gave the player the option to choose routes, which may have inspired the artists to make this game to be modified – and even instill some hope in the human being so that it retrieves the control of cultural development.

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Imagine walking through the city and seeing this….awesome!

Source: Factoide

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1.4 ๐Ÿš— OutRun Flyers,Mags & Promo Items [Updated 21/04/2013]

Added photo of a popular U.K home computer magazine cover called ‘Your Sinclair’ issue Dec 1987

Featuring OutRun on the cover and a A3 pull out poster of the game case artwork.

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Outrun By Kavinsky

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If your a Sega OutRun fan and have a love for the 80’s you might want to check out a guy known as kavinsky.

Kavinsky is a 37 year old French DJ/Music producer who has just released an album called ‘Outrun’

I have a feeling the title of his album is not just a coincidence that it’s the name is the same as my favorite game…I’m sure OutRun (the game) has a special place in Kavinsky’s childhood and memory.

Kavinsky loves everything about OutRun the game and there photos below to prove it.

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Yu Suzuki has signed a personal Dreamcast Gameworks vol1 for Kavinsky.

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…and Yu Suzuki has been spotted holding a vinyl copy of Kavinsky’s Outrun album!

I have been listening to Kavinsky’s OutRun album on the 1 hour drive to work over the last week and it’s awesome. Great to chill out to whilst driving…it’s progressive and kinda tells a story as the album moves on track to track.

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I would like to thank Ivan (one of OutRun86’s followers) who lead me
to Kavinsky and his OutRun album and I would also like to thank Kavinsky himself for the Instagram ‘Like’ of my Lego OutRun Banner!

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1.4 ๐Ÿš— OutRun Flyers,Mags & Promo Items [Update 08/01/2013]

I was surprised to come across a great new advertisement for OutRun today.
See below the picture from a Japanese magazine showing a advert for MSX2 OutRun.
Love the photo of the over the top controller and the little Japanese sketch of the couple in the car on this flyer ๐Ÿ™‚

This was posted by VGJunk on Tumblr.

VGJunk has decided that OutRun was their game of choice for 2012…start following them on Tumblr to see some of their great posts!

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2. ๐Ÿš—OutRun Flyers,Mags & Promo Items (Update 08/12/2012)

Mean Machines OutRun Megadrive
Below is a snippet from one of me favorite gaming mags of the 80’/90’s Mean Machines. Mean Machines was a fun magazine and always reviewed the Jap import games. Julian Rignal was a great reviewer who I met once and still have his autograph on a Sonic poster.
In fact I was actually in the magazine myself.

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[Above- Me in issue 20 of Mean Machines…looking an arse]