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44 Responses to The Art Of Video Games

  1. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2011 at 12:29 am
    Link: The Art Of Video Games - The Smithsonian wants your help to set up their video game exhibit. Vote for what should be displayed here.
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    BayneZaney Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2011 at 7:38 am
    *their
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    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2011 at 8:02 am
    "Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber" deserves recognition for the best subtitle in history, any medium.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    February 20, 2011 at 8:21 am
    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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    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
    1101 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 8:27 am
    Hardest choice: Black Ops for the PS3 or Flower. God I love Flower!


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    Blatto Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2011 at 9:00 am
    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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    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2011 at 9:01 am
    FFFFFUUUUUUU!!! Why do I need to register to view the choices?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    February 20, 2011 at 9:05 am
    @Gorgack: OMG Mega Man 2?!

    SO MUCH better than those other 2! Good choice sir!!
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    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
    1101 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 9:12 am
    @Volsunga That is why you lie! DUH! (It only requires you to put in an e-mail address.)
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 9:13 am
    I don`t see anything except a page telling me to register my email for spam.
  11. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2011 at 9:26 am
    duffy, its the smithsonian, you will get no spam from them.
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    oOFELIXOo Female 18-29
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    February 20, 2011 at 9:43 am
    Didn`t like any of those really ...
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    Fizban Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2011 at 9:46 am
    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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    TheTrees Male 13-17
    258 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 9:58 am
    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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    Helgarin Male 18-29
    506 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 10:09 am
    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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    jakeamadude Male 18-29
    105 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 10:27 am
    The fact that Morrowind didn`t make the list is ridiculous. Somebody didn`t do their research.
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    danthew Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2011 at 10:29 am
    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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    danthew Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2011 at 10:31 am
    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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    WhiteOokami Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2011 at 10:33 am
    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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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2011 at 11:24 am
    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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    slab-of-rage Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2011 at 11:31 am
    Psychonauts was the obvious choice for me... shame that Beyond Good and Evil didn`t get a look in.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    February 20, 2011 at 11:40 am
    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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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 11:46 am
    Some pretty stunning ommissions:
    Pixeljunk Eden
    Duke Nukem 3D
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    42467 Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2011 at 12:34 pm
    Bacon: KOTOR was in there, for the record
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2011 at 12:43 pm
    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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    El_Chinche Male 18-29
    546 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 12:55 pm
    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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    Renaud- Male 18-29
    423 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 1:49 pm
    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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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    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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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    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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    Renaud- Male 18-29
    423 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    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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    draquoir Male 18-29
    1051 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 2:54 pm
    No Baten Kaitos/Chrono Cross makes me sad but I`ll go see the exhibit for sure.
  32. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7476 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 2:57 pm
    baal, i think those are all on there, but WoW and fallout are definitely there.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 3:09 pm
    meh.....
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2011 at 4:03 pm
    they put star fox 64 and goldeneye 007 in the same vote....FML
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 4:22 pm
    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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    Sistarose Female 30-39
    373 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 9:24 pm
    There are none I would have chosen. Total War (any), Elite on the old Commodore. Castle Wolfenstien.
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    cheezcake117 Male 18-29
    31 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 10:10 pm
    Portal has to be chosen, same goes with starcraft (the original)
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    hampoofegg Male 18-29
    337 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 1:22 am
    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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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 7:25 am
    Did they left out Silent Hill or I just havent found it yet?
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 8:41 am
    By the way, you can play DOOM on a calculator now
  41. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 10:15 am
    @Angelmassb WOW NICE! XD
  42. Profile photo of Aerfy
    Aerfy Male 18-29
    232 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 4:18 pm
    The fact that I have played most of these is weird.
  43. Profile photo of Padiddle
    Padiddle Female 13-17
    192 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 5:15 pm
    ASSASSINS CREEEEEEEEEED
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    17945 Male 18-29
    725 posts
    February 22, 2011 at 3:25 pm
    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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