Smithsonian holds vote on video games for exhibit

Feb 21, 2011

(AP) -- The Smithsonian American Art Museum is asking the public to help select video games that will be included in its first exhibit to explore the art and visual effects of gaming.

The exhibit, "The Art of Video Games," is scheduled to open in March 2012 with a focus on the evolution of games as an artistic medium over the past 40 years.

The public can vote online through April 7. Voters can choose 80 games from a pool of 240 choices in various categories. The games on the site were chosen for their graphic appeal, artistic intent and innovative game designs. Results will be posted in May.

The winning games will be displayed at the museum next year as screen shots or short video clips.

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More information: Smithsonian American Art Museum : http://www.artofvideogames.org/

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Eco_R1
not rated yet Feb 21, 2011
myst!!!!!!!!!!!
Quantum_Conundrum
5 / 5 (1) Feb 21, 2011
8-bit/1980:
Metroid

16-bit / 1990's:
Chrono Trigger

PC/ late 1990's:
Starcraft

If Starcraft and Chrono Trigger don't make the list, then the list is illegitimate.
Simonsez
not rated yet Feb 21, 2011
Fallout 2 should also make the list, as should Pong (for comparison's sake) and something like Zork to show a complete and total lack of graphics for one of the first games ever made.