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Art of Video Games

February 16th, 2011 by Robbie

Categories: Miscellaneous

The Smithsonian museum plans on having a video game art exhibition between March 2012 to September 2012.  You can help vote for what they will feature at this link: http://www.artofvideogames.org/.

When I was going through, I thought it important to make sure I wasn’t just picking my favorite games.  I needed to pick the games I thought best represented the genre, platform, and era.  Or I needed to celebrate the games whose art was of particular note for that time.  An achievement, if you will.

That said, some of the selection the Smithsonian has available to choose from are pretty awful.  Typing of the Dead?  Seriously?  The experience is ruined further by the fact that you can only select one game per genre.  I’d much rather have Kingdom Hearts 2, Okami, and FFX than let a game called Attack of the Mutant Camels get a spot.

3 Responses to “Art of Video Games”

  • Cat says:

    How cool. Yay video game art! I agree though. I have never heard of some of these games, and then in other places, it was really hard to choose between the 3. Like Chrono Trigger, Link to the Past, and Earthbound in the same genre/era? All 3 deserve to be displayed!

  • Tara says:

    It sounds like whoever’s running the exhibition doesn’t know their video games that well? Seriously, Attack of the whatever Camels? Uhhhh, no. XD

    Thanks for the heads up! 😀

  • Mars says:

    Im super pissed. No Odin Sphere in the PS2 section?
    Oh cmon!!!
    Also, Marble Madness FTW.