In the baking 30 degree Kent sun the beaches of Margate are filling with sandcastle making children. But while this may be the traditional family fun day out, It’s hard to imagine anyone would see the crowd of excited gamers at Play Margate and still believe that playing Video games is a reclusive hobby. There’s a buzz of excitement in the air as cos-players mix with retro playing children. Behind them are parents wearing geeky t-shirts which proudly remind onlookers that video games have a long history and spans generations. Family fun days out have changed.