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27 February 2011 @ 06:45 pm
OMG!!!  
A friend writes:

http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2012/games/

There's going to be a museum exhibit. On video games. At the SMITHSONIAN. And you can VOTE FOR THE GAMES YOU THINK ARE THE MOST INFLUENTIAL/ARTISTICALLY INNOVATIVE/ETC, to be showcased in the exhibition. (You apparently need an account on the Smithsonian website to vote, but it looks like they're free.) Just... skhfafghfg that is AWESOME. We would love to somehow be in Washington DC for this, but even if we can't make it out there, just the fact that they ARE having an exhibit and treating games as culturally and artistically significant is like awesome combined with awesome, with awesomesauce on top.
 
 
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Allronix1: Qbertallronix1 on May 25th, 2011 10:10 am (UTC)
I'm not sure if it's Smithsonian worthy, but Below the Root is the first game that I've been able to uncover that is a canonical sequel to a story made for another medium. It's also one of the very first games to allow for a choice in the race, gender, and age of your avatar with NPCs reacting accordingly and certain game mechanics working differently. Kindar took a hit to their Spirit Stats and didn't gain much food value from meat, while Erdlings seemed to get hit worse by Berries.