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Smithsonian announces submissions to its Art of Video Games exhibit

Thursday, 5 May 2011 20:03 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has announced the selections which will be shown during its Art of Video Games exhibit.

The submissions were voted for online, and unsurprisingly, winners include offerings from The Legend of Zelda series, Metal Gear Solid, BioShock, Uncharted, and Shadow of the Colossus.

Five games will also be playable at the exhibition which runs March 16 through September 30, 2012, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in DC.

The list of included games is below, courtesy of Shack, or you can look them over through a colorful PDF link.

Era 1: Start!

Atari VCS

  • Pac-Man
  • Pitfall
  • Space Invaders
  • Combat

Colecovision

  • Donkey Kong
  • Pitfall II: Lost Caverns
  • Zaxxon
  • Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator
  • Mattel Intellivision
  • Tron: Maze-Atron
  • Advanced Dungons and Dragons
  • Star Strike
  • Utopia

Era 2: 8-Bit

    Commodore 64

    • Jumpman
    • The Bard’s Tale III: Thief of Fate
    • Attack of the Mutant Camels
    • Sid Meier’s Pirates!

    Nintendo Entertainment System

    • Super Mario Brothers
    • The Legend of Zelda
    • 1943: The Battle of Midway
    • Desert Commander

    Sega Master System

    • Marble Madness
    • Phantasy Star
    • After Burner
    • Spy vs Spy

    Era 3: Bitwars!

    Sega Genesis

    • Earthworm Jim
    • Phantasy Star IV
    • Gunstar Heroes
    • Dune II: Battle for Arrakis

    Super Nintendo Entertainment System

    • Super Mario World
    • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    • Star Fox
    • SimCity

    Era 4: Transition

    DOS/Windows

    • Doom II
    • Fallout
    • Diablo II
    • StarCraft

    Nintendo 64

    • Super Mario 64
    • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    • Goldeneye 007
    • Worms Armageddon

    Sega Dreamcast

    • Sonic Adventure
    • Shenmue
    • Rez
    • Chu Chu Rocket!

    Sega Saturn

    • Tomb Raider
    • Panzer Dragoon Saga
    • Panzer Dragoon II: Zwei
    • Sim City 2000

    Sony PlayStation

    • Metal Gear Solid
    • Final Fantasy VII
    • Einhander
    • Final Fantasy Tactics

    Era 5: Next Generation

    Microsoft Xbox

    • Halo 2
    • Fable 2
    • Panzer Dragoon Orta
    • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell

    Microsoft Xbox 360

    • BioShock
    • Mass Effect 2
    • Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
    • Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II

    Modern Windows

    • Portal
    • Fallout 3
    • flOw
    • Minecraft

    Nintendo GameCube

    • Metroid Prime 2: Echos
    • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
    • Star Fox: Assault
    • Pikmin 2

    Nintendo Wii

    • Super Mario Galaxy 2
    • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
    • Boom Blox
    • Zack and Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure

    Sony PlayStation 2

    • Shadow of the Colossus
    • Okami
    • Gradius V
    • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

    Sony PlayStation 3

    • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    • Heavy Rain
    • Flower
    • Brutal Legend

    Additional Games (available for short play in exhibit, not included in vote)

    • Pac-Man (Arcade)
    • Super Mario Brothers
    • The Secret of Monkey Island
    • Myst
    • World of Warcraft

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    3 Comments

    1. TheWulf

      Not a bad showing, there. Though there are a few WTF elements – such as why Shenmue is there vs Ecco. Shenmue was a good game, but it’s about as artistic as a bloke mowing his lawn.

      #1 4 years ago
    2. Schabrak

      As good as the Mario games are, there are plentiful of other games that they could have chosen instead of using/wasting 1/4 of every Nintendo system on the franchise. Oh well Sunshine isn’t on the list, what irony that it is the game that let’s the player put color into the game.

      Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II on 360… this got to be a joke. I loved it, but in no way connecting it to video games as art, excluding the great adaption of a strategy game for consoles.

      Fable 2 for X-Box? Let’s hope that’s just a little error of the editor.

      Three of Four PSX games are from Square Enix… Einhänder undoubtful great and FFVII for the fanboys instead of IX-_-.

      @TheWolf: Shemue was a beautiful designed game for it’s time, how can you deny it? Even if I was plotwise a bit better, there were elements in II more artistic.
      Won’t you reply in the ““Anonymous” file found on server, Sony tells Congress” news anymore?

      #2 4 years ago
    3. alterecho

      No God of War?

      Or Gears of War?

      #3 4 years ago

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    • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

      Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

    • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

      Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

    • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

      EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

    • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

      In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

    • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

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      FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

    • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

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    • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

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    • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

      Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

    • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

      Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

    • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

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    • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

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    • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

      Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

    • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

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    • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

      The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

    • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

      Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

    • Kojima Station show suspended

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    • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

      Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

    • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

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