I finally got to go to Strong recently and I was actually disappointed by the video game exhibit. I know they bought a gigantic private collection recently and even have one of 10 known copies of Tengen Tetris for Sega Genesis (one of the rarest games out there) and yet, the vast majority of the games they have are being stored in the basement of the building. They have very little on display. I have a better game display in my game room than they have.
Also, they have an impressive array of arcade machines but are using them as a cash grab and have not put them on Free Play. Considering they already charge extra for the carousel and the butterfly garden (worth it, by the way) charging the few quarters for each arcade/pinball machine just seems like a dick move.
Speaking of things to see in Western NY worth seeing, has anyone mentioned the Planetarium in Rochester? It's always fun to see the star show projected up on the dome. Alternatively, if you're near Buffalo, not Rochester, head up to Niagara Falls (the town, not the natural wonder) in NY and there is an Aquarium there that is somewhat small, but very enjoyable.