Neville nostalgia: Meyer offers take on new video game exhibit

Prof. Emeritus Tim Meyer late last week offered his expertise for a fun and interesting Green Bay Press-Gazette story on the culture of old-school arcade games. The piece, which ran in Sunday’s (June 2) newspaper, describes a new exhibit titled “The Golden Age of Video Arcade Games From the Collection of Bradley Czech,” which is on display this summer at the Neville Public Museum of Brown County. Reporter Dan Higgins talked with Czech, a WIXX DJ and prolific collector of 1970s- and ‘80s-era arcade games, as well as Meyer, professor emeritus of Communication, about the games’ appeal. “Each generation looks to have something they can call their own,” said Meyer, whose areas of expertise include pop culture. “Kids could go and immerse themselves in the game in an environment where there were other kids waiting to play. They could show off their skills.” For more from Meyer, along with a video about the exhibit.