In Pictures: The Art Of Video Games @ The Smithsonian

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  • jaquith
    ...Crap I'm getting old! :( The scary thing is I played on many of those consoles and games and now they're in a museum!
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  • wiinippongamer
    Having a good read right now.
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  • Nintendo Maniac 64
    Star Fox Assult? Seriously? Really should have put Metroid Prime under "Target" and Smash Bros. Melee under "Action" instead.

    And no Sonic platformer for the Genesis?! What about BLAST PROCESSING?!


    EDIT: Oh, no wonder. Looking at the nominees, Melee never even got nominated (wat), and the only Sonic platformer nominated was Sonic CD - the one most people never got to play.

    If they were smart, they'd re-evaluate the consoles that are 2001 and newer in say, 10-20 years since it'll be considerably more obvious which games have stood the test of time as notable. This is especially true for the current generation systems which still have some big titles coming out (Xenoblade in particular comes to mind).
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  • buzznut
    Spy vs spy?????
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  • silverblue
    Very happy to see the Master System in there (my first console), but even happier to see three Panzer Dragoon titles, of which I am currently replaying Saga (my favourite game ever).
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  • Super_Nova
    Great to see Gradius V, Panzer Dragoon series, Rez and Spy vs Spy (loved those games) and I agree they withstood the test of time very well but where are f.i. Radiant Silvergun and Nights in to dreams (Saturn)? I also miss something about arcade games throughout the years.
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  • shin0bi272
    no turbografix 16? tisk tisk

    Also Im pretty sure mass effect was a big game on pc not just friggin minecraft or flow
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  • spookyman
    buzznutSpy vs spy?????


    The reason Star Fox was chosen because it was an actual 3D game on SNES, which at the time had just a simple 16bit processor. It pushed the limits of the system.

    Yes I agree that missing Sonic for Sega Genesis was not good choice. Though Earthworm Jim was very popular back then.
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  • ojas
    No love for FreeSpace 2 under DOS/Windows? :(
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  • jaquith
    ...Crap I'm getting old! :( The scary thing is I played on many of those consoles and games and now they're in a museum!
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  • allawash
    Anybody who owned a Saturn and played Guardian Heroes knows it should have been listed for action on that console. Hands down the best sides scrolling action game I ever played.
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  • Tooki
    Why is Flower included in the "Five Games That Changed Gaming." I can think of about 50 games that were more influential than Flower right off the top of my head.
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  • nforce4max
    I am glad that Dune made the list but just not where I wanted. Second where is the Amiga, no history or exhibit is complete without the Amiga. I feel cheated in a way by reading this and seams very very bare bones with no meat or very little sustenance.
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  • rsktek
    What, how did minecraft get on the list -_-
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  • greatsaltedone
    ^^ Seriously... Might as well include Day Z
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  • fedelm
    nforce4maxI am glad that Dune made the list


    Ah...good old Dune 2. The first game I ever managed to beat.

    Except with the fckng Ordos, that was a hard campaign!!

    I agree: how did MC get on the list? Wtf?

    And even though it's a game I've never played, I guess WOW should be there too, right? It has been greatly influencial (for better or worse).

    Cheers.
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  • Anonymous
    oh c'mon, How can "Contra" not be on the list for 8bit Nintendo? FFS they made t-shirts out of the cheat code! Say it with me: up up down down left right left right a b a b
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  • dalethepcman
    I am just happy they didn't put "Farmville" in there....
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  • whiteodian
    I just want to say eat it Roger Ebert! Roger Ebert claimed video games are not art. Well here they are in the Smithsonian Art Museum. The man is a fool.

    I also wanted to add that they are taking this on tour. I have to wait until 2013, but it will be a nice walk down memory lane.
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  • zak_mckraken
    ck44oh c'mon, How can "Contra" not be on the list for 8bit Nintendo? FFS they made t-shirts out of the cheat code! Say it with me: up up down down left right left right a b a b

    It's actually up up down down left right left right B A

    This list brings back a lot of memories! There's some titles that I regret never taking the time to try. I think I'll borrow my friend's PS2 and fire Shadow of the Colossus.
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  • lp231
    While some games deserves their spot to be on the list, most of the games that made it are voted by idiots. They're probably voted by those who never played any of them or just pick it because it's recently popular.
    If there is a exhibit of coffee, many would pick StarBucks. >_>
    At least Angry Birds isn't in there...
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