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Smithsonian To Feature Video Game History

RedEaredSlider (1855926) writes | more than 3 years ago

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RedEaredSlider (1855926) writes "The Smithsonian American Art Museum has featured everything pop culture from Dorothy's ruby red slippers to Seinfeld's puffy shirt. Now it will exhibit a history of video games.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum said that an exhibit called the "The Art of Video Games," will open to the public in Washington, D.C. on March 16, 2012. The exhibit will explore the 40-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on striking visual effects and the creative use of new technologies."

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Where did the games go? (1)

Kevin Fishburne (1296859) | more than 3 years ago | (#35270984)

I went to vote on which games are to be included, and while there were some positive surprises in the list it also omitted some of the most obvious choices. The DOS/Windows category included none of the Wizardry, Ultima or Might & Magic games. No Bard's Tale, Civilization, Prince of Persia, Out of this World, Wolfenstein 3D, Duke Nuk'em, etc. There was no Apple II section at all, and many of the games mentioned were actually ports from earlier systems (Ultima IV for Sega Master System? What???). The Playstation sections included none of the Gran Turismo games. Methinks the Smithsonian needs to get their shit together if they're serious about a museum-quality collection of game exhibits. Damn, just realized Zork wasn't in there either. Or Dragon Quest.
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