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Last year the Smithsonian made headlines when it decided to run an exhibit focusing on video games, but it wasn't the only museum with video games on display. The Museum of Modern Art in New York added 14 games to its collection, and this year it's adding six more.
MoMA's collection of games is intended to showcase those titles that have excelled in the field of design. In March the MoMA added 14 titled to it's collection, including games like Pac-Man, Flow, and Portal. Now the museum will add Pong, Space Invaders, Asteroids, Tempest, Yar's Revenge, and Minecraft (which just sold seven million copies on Xbox 360) to that list. The museum will also be housing a 1972 Magnavox Odyssey game console along with the games.
The museum hopes to eventually grow their collection to around 40 titles, but has already acquired a modest selection of games that have excelled in their design work. What would you add to its list?
[Source: MoMA via: Polygon]
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Cool. I'm interested to see how this goes.
Yes! They all deserve that.
Its pretty interesting to see what the perspective of these organizations is in terms of which games have stood out for them over the years. Not really sure if that validates games any more for me because I observe games with more of a game theory perspective . I think if anything these types of exhibits (which exist in smaller places as well.) usually help to convince people that video games can speak through their aesthetics, not just through the game itself.
Cool, good to see them expnding
Myst or its sequels.
Wolfwnstein or doom if they're not in there. Carmack had the first raycasting engine didn't he? That kind of defined how 3d games were rendered around that time.
Grim Fandango! A beautiful world and fascinating story that really couldn't have been told as well in any other medium.