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The Smithsonian Hosts the Art of Video Games Exhibit

By: Jason Soy - Published: • References: artofvideogames.org & complex
Are you an admirer of video games who is sick and tired of people berating them as an inferior form of entertainment? You’ll find no one like that at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, as it has just unveiled the list of titles that will be featured in the upcoming Art of Video Games exhibit.

Featuring over 80 titles, the exhibition is unique in that it acknowledges and honors video game-making as a true artistic medium. The focus of these exhibits will be the “striking visual effects and [the] creative uses of new technology” in video games. Some exhibits will even include playable demos to ensure gallery visitors experience the games in all of their interactive glory. Some of the exciting titles that can be found at the exhibit are Bioshock, Donkey Kong, Final Fantasy VII, Metal Gear Solid, Starcraft and a whopping five Zelda titles!

The Art of Video Games exhibit will take place from March 16, 2012 to September 30, 2012. Stats for Gamer Museum Installations Trending: Older & Chilly
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