The Art Of Video Games

Submitted by: cobrakiller 6 years ago in
http://www.artofvideogames.org/

The Smithsonian wants your help to set up their video game exhibit. Vote for what should be displayed here.
There are 44 comments:
Male 724
Didn`t know whether to choose between God Of War or Shadow Of The Colossus. Other than that, they need more choices. There are simply too many classics that seem to be getting overlooked here.
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Female 192
ASSASSINS CREEEEEEEEEED
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Male 232
The fact that I have played most of these is weird.
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Male 3,076
@Angelmassb WOW NICE! XD
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Male 15,510
By the way, you can play DOOM on a calculator now
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Male 15,510
Did they left out Silent Hill or I just havent found it yet?
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Male 337
Mine was ET for Atari for the shear irony; MegaMan 2 (beast); StarFox (SNES version) because I played it everyday with my grandfather; Banjo Kazooie, fond memories; and Half-Life 2 for how awesome it STILL is.
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Male 31
Portal has to be chosen, same goes with starcraft (the original)
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Female 373
There are none I would have chosen. Total War (any), Elite on the old Commodore. Castle Wolfenstien.
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Male 4,290
Era 5, Modern Windows, Action Genre:

1) Half Life 2, possibly the greatest storyline-driven single player FPS of all time.
2) Portal, THE most innovative and compelling game mechanics I`ve ever played, combined with some fantastic dark humour scriptwriting.
3) Another cookie-cutter CoD.

Putting CoDWaW in that company turns my stomach.
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Male 3,915
they put star fox 64 and goldeneye 007 in the same vote....FML
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Male 25,416
meh.....
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Male 7,830
baal, i think those are all on there, but WoW and fallout are definitely there.
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Male 1,051
No Baten Kaitos/Chrono Cross makes me sad but I`ll go see the exhibit for sure.
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Male 423
Oh by the drating ancients gods, they put the first LOZ in the same cluster as the first FF FAIL! And Chrono Trigger, LoZ ALTTP and Earthbound...
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Male 4,546
Also, Fallout, Planescape, and Dungeon Keeper are my favourite 3 games of all time.

This isn`t loading for me, but from the sounds of things, they`re not there either I take it?
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Male 4,546
Erm, for all that don`t like WoW, it needs to be on the list. Streetfighter too.

Seriously Smithsonian, get your act together.
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Male 423
Lol I can`t choose between SMB3, Metroid and drating Megaman 2...and they left out many many many many excellent games
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Male 546
For all the naysayers who argue that videogames are not a legitimate art form



Art is subjective!

Also, what the hell! Planescape: Torment and the Silent Hill games were totally snubbed
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Male 7,830
It seems there have been multiple people who have missed KOTOR on the list. it is under "modern windows" because as well as xbox, it is also a PC game. here is where you can find it:

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Male 743
Bacon: KOTOR was in there, for the record
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Male 1,399
Some pretty stunning ommissions:
Pixeljunk Eden
Duke Nukem 3D
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Male 3,060
very disappointed in the list. THREE! THREE CHOICES! c`mon man. you would actually put e.t. in there!? maybe if there was a wing of GAMES THAT BLOW A S S. i was expecting superman 64 be put in there or big rigs. smithsonian dropped the ball on this. there wasn`t duke nukem, wolfenstein, any gta games, street fighter, resident evil, red dead redemption, contra, original super mario brothers, knights of the old republic, PONG wasn`t in there, only call of duty was black ops, mortal kombat, world of warcraft, doom, diablo, and i know there are a ton more that i can`t remember off the top of my head. get your poo together and revamp this. NOW!
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Male 769
Psychonauts was the obvious choice for me... shame that Beyond Good and Evil didn`t get a look in.
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Male 7,830
fizban, you obviously didnt search hard enough, it was on there.

whiteookami, i went with link to the past, but it was a really hard decision.
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Male 38
The hardest choice I ever had to make was Chrono Trigger, Earth Bound or Legend of Zelda : A Link to the Past. I settled with Chrono Trigger after five minutes, it had multiple endings and you could change the storyline as many times as you wanted. I still love Earthbound and Link to the Past though.
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Male 2,121
Oh, also it`s annoying for the latest games that they have used the very latest franchise instalments. Surely in artistic terms SMG should be used rather than SMG2? Same for some other franchises.
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Male 2,121
The games are divided stupidly. Mario 64 needs to be competing with Ocarina of Time. Though obviously it`s nice that they`l both win...
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Male 105
The fact that Morrowind didn`t make the list is ridiculous. Somebody didn`t do their research.
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Male 506
Ok. I have played quite a few games over time. I think either Lord of the Rings or World of Warcraft for there landscapes.
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Male 258
Majora`s Mask probably has the most artistic aspects to it than any of them, but that`s just my opinion.
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Male 125
Obviously who ever selected the 3 choices for each category and the categories themselves knew nothing of video games. And where the hell is KOTOR?
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Female 177
Didn`t like any of those really ...
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Male 7,830
duffy, its the smithsonian, you will get no spam from them.
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Male 5,194
I don`t see anything except a page telling me to register my email for spam.
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Female 1,101
@Volsunga That is why you lie! DUH! (It only requires you to put in an e-mail address.)
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Male 10,338
@Gorgack: OMG Mega Man 2?!

SO MUCH better than those other 2! Good choice sir!!
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Male 1,547
FFFFFUUUUUUU!!! Why do I need to register to view the choices?
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Male 358
If God of War beats Shadow of the Colossus in the PS2 action category, then I will have lost all faith in the world.
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Female 1,101
Hardest choice: Black Ops for the PS3 or Flower. God I love Flower!


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Male 4,680
Choosing from Megaman 2, Super Mario Brothers 3 and Metroid was the hardest decision I`ve ever made in my life. Nothing will be able to top it.

In the end I went for megaman 2. The theme tune won it for me, but I wish I could have voted all three.

Also glad to see that Shadow of the Colossus and okami are up there. No ICO though?
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Male 1,598
"Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber" deserves recognition for the best subtitle in history, any medium.
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Male 32
*their
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Male 7,830
Link: The Art Of Video Games [Rate Link] - The Smithsonian wants your help to set up their video game exhibit. Vote for what should be displayed here.
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