The Art of Video Games

The Art of Video Games
Washington Post
By Philip Kennicott "The Art of Video Games," a technologically impressive but intellectually inert exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, belongs in a history or technology museum, not in an institution devoted to art.

Washington Post

An Exhibition in Easy Mode
New York Times
The Smithsonian in Washington is showcasing 80 video games from the last few decades played on 20 computer and gaming systems, including Pac-Man. By SETH SCHIESEL WASHINGTON — On Christmas in 1980 a fifth-grade boy in Flushing, Queens, received his ...

New York Times

Smithsonian features 'The Art of Video Games'
Presented in the exhibit through still images and video footage, the 80 selected games demonstrate the evolution of the video game medium. There will also be five featured games, one from each gaming era, that will be available in exhibition galleries ...

Q&A: Chris Melissinos on Curating Smithsonian's "The Art of Video Games"
A longtime game designer and collector of gaming systems, Chris Melissinos, is the guest curator of the "The Art of Video Games" exhibition, which opens at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC on March 16. By Ann Bednarz Network World ...

Top video game markets in the world
Christian Science Monitor
Many countries, too, are sweetening tax incentives to lure video game developers in their quest to create jobs. Here are the top 5 video game markets for 2010, as outlined in a 2011 study by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the big accounting and consulting ...

Five myths about video games
Christian Science Monitor
The most popular video game is Solitaire – not exactly the favorite action game of testosterone-driven 16-year-olds. In fact, 25 percent of players are over age 50. The average age of players in the United States is 37. One reason for the interest ...

11 Most Beautiful Video Games Ever
Huffington Post (blog)
Video games gave been a ever present fixture in my life, for as long as I can remember. Seeing the first radiant glow from Pong paddles that illuminated my family's 20" black and white television connected in me the notion that something bigger than ...

Video Game Publishers Must Embrace Different Pricing Models to Survive: Nexon CEO
Fox Business
As game consoles become more advanced, video game budgets continue to increase and publishers are forced to charge consumers more for each game. But the $60 price tag associated with today's games will simply not survive, Nexon America CEO Daniel Kim ...

Savtira's Advisory Board Members Kick off New Video Game Exhibit at the ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell will speak about the evolution of video games and Microsoft Xbox co-creator Kevin Bachus will be on hand during the opening weekend. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 16, 2012 Savtira Corporation, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Cloud ...

Are video games art? Draw your own conclusions
Vancouver Sun
Sure, the three-dimensional vistas explored in video games such as Super Mario Galaxy and Halo are enchanting, immersive and often dramatic. But, as the age-old question goes, are they art? For that matter, are video games worthy of being counted, ...

Iowan scores a place in video game history
Walter Day is shown with a handful of the trading cards he's produced that feature some of the greatest players and designers in video game history. He'll be on hand for the opening of “The Art of Video Games,” an exhibit at the Smithsonian American ...

Art Review: “The Art of Video Games” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (blog)
Structured as a history of video games, the exhibit is centered on a room of 20 video consoles that display four pieces from almost every video game system since the late 1970s. As a nod to the interactivity of the medium, visitors can push a button on ... (blog)

Why The Mass Effect 3 Protests are Good for Video Games
Video games are art, and artists shouldn't change their vision based on audience complaints. Here's a few examples: From Gamespot: Imagine Monet repainting Water Lilies in black and white because people objected to color.

Review: The Art of Video Games
The Mary Sue
by Becky Chambers | 12:36 pm, March 16th Last year, I learned about The Art of Video Games, a six-month exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (opening today!). This made me sad, because I do not live on the East Coast and transporters ...

ToDo ToDay: Video Game Art and Tons of Live Music
Washington City Paper (blog)
“The Art of Video Games” opens today. "GameFest," a festival featuring playable games, talks by video-game developers, and film screenings runs today through Sunday. The exhibit is on view 11:30 am to 7 pm daily to Sept. 30 at the Smithsonian American ...

Washington City Paper (blog)

Video game trivia, part 2: On to the next level
Christian Science Monitor
Saudi Arabian men play video games, at a guest house in the city of Tabuk March 10. The Middle East has one of the fastest growing communities of online gamers in the world. (REUTERS) OK, you got 10 out of 10 on the easy quiz.

Christian Science Monitor

Just How Important Are Video Game Storylines?
After the successful launch of Mass Effect 3, I thought it would be a good time to revisit the topic of video game storylines. For years, I've been told that a nice-looking video game, complete with the latest graphics, will always be successful.


Video game art gets the gallery treatment
BBC News
Experts say the rich visuals share a common heritage with simple vintage games like Pong and Pac-Man Video games represent more than an evolving form of entertainment. They are also a platform for innovative art. In the late 1970s, my best friend was ...

BBC News

Area gaming icon to be honored at Smithsonian
Burlington Hawk Eye
The exhibit kicks off with a three-day festival that will feature discussions with video gamepioneers, meet-and-greets with designers and artists, movie screenings, costume photo-ops and the chance to play classic video games.

Details Inside Lana Del Rey's “Video Games” Performance On 'American Idol'
Idolator: All About The Music
After last night's live results show of American Idol wrapped, the singer taped her performance of “Video Games” (which will air next Thursday) twice in front of a 16-member orchestra. Lana, who appeared nervous during the rehearsal but then warmed up, ...

Idolator: All About The Music

Video Game Quick Hits 03/16/2012
Big Shiny Robot!
Despite THQ's continuing financial drama, they filed a trademark application for “video game software” under the name 1666. There has been no announcement regarding the game itself or what it concerns. History buffs will note that 1666 AD was the year ...

Big Shiny Robot!

Video game trivia: How much do you know?
Christian Science Monitor
... DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies in New York. (Anders Krusberg/Nintendo of America/AP) From the origins of the industry to the number of American youth who play, a quiz on video games, based on the Monitor's Mar. 19 weekly cover story.

Christian Science Monitor

The Mass Effect 3 petition is anti-video games
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Now that you have the background, allow me to explain why above petitions and the idea behind them are utterly detrimental to the progression of the video game industry. Video gamescontinue to attempt to be considered as art over the course of the ...

Bafta Video Games Awards: the nominations
The 2012 British Academy Video Games Awards will be held tonight and, for the fourth year running, will be hosted by comedian and gamer Dara O Briain. The 2012 British Academy Video Games Awards will be held tonight, Friday 16 March, at the London ...

"The Art of Video Games" at American Art Museum
Washington City Paper
By Kriston Capps • March 16, 2012 Any parent knows the value of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's “Art of Video Games” exhibit: It's state-subsidized baby-sitting. There's at least an hour's worth of bliss waiting for the ADHD set, from playable ...

Washington City Paper

Video Games' Strangest Disappointment: When the Ref Doesn't Screw You
And any sports gamer knows that you often go an entire game in basketball—the most subjectively officiated team sport in the world—without either team reaching the bonus (shooting free throws, instead of a non-shooting foul stopping play and awarding ...

Bafta video game awards 2012 – catch our coverage tonight!
The Guardian (blog)
So, will it be the super hero thrills of Batman: Arkham city, the physics-based spills of Portal 2, or the hard-boiled chills of LA Noire that dominate tonights Bafta video game awards ceremony? The awards kick of at 9pm this evening, ...

The Guardian (blog)

Bafta Video Games Awards: Batman: Arkham City And LA Noire Tipped To Dominate
Sky News
Batman: Arkham City and LA Noire have been tipped to dominate this year's BaftaVideo Games Awards. Both games lead the way with nine nominations and will be going head-to-head in seven categories, including best action, best design, best game and the ...

Sky News

Video Game Deal: 'LA Noire' Standard & Collector's Editions
Geeks of Doom
Right now, Amazon is running a deal on the standard edition of LA Noire for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 for $19.99 each (that's 50% off the list price of $39.99). There's also a sale on LA Noire: The Complete Edition for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 for ...

Geeks of Doom

'The Modern Parents Guide to Kids and Video Games' now available, Win a free copy!
Studies show that children aged 2-5 are now more able to play video games or downloaded apps than tie their shoelaces. It's a scary statistic, but one that you, as a parent, should be aware of. 62% of kids say they've had a negative experience online, ...


The Ten Best Video Game Bars
By Zeon Santos
Destructoid has put together a collection of the top ten video game bars just in time for St. Patrick's Day, all of which sound like a great place for a pixelated character to catch a buzz . If you want to chat with a bunch of people you don't know, ...

Play Portal on your Android device via PC streaming ... - Pocket Gamer
An indie developer has just released an app that makes it possible for PC owners to play their entire games library remotely on an Android device. You'll need to download two apps to get the service up and running: the Kainy app for your ...
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Video game publishers need to embrace different pricing models to ...
By Dan Graziano
Nexon, the free-to-play gaming developer behind the hit game MapleStory, sees the traditional publishing model fading away. As game consoles become more advanced, video game budgets continue to increase and publishers are forced to ...
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Watch the new South Park video game trailer
By Laughspin Staff
And now, it's totally normal for video games to have trailers. And that's why there's a new trailer for South Park's new multi-player video game Tenorman's Revenge for Xbox LIVE Arcade. The game hits stores this spring. Get a taste of it below.

At Amazon: Weekly Deal on Video Games | Daily Pundit
By Bill Quick
Video Games: Deal of the Week. A little something for the gaming crowd. Remember – anything you buy through this, or any other Amazon link on this site, puts a small commission in my pocket, and kibble in the Prexy Pomeranian's doggy ...
Daily Pundit

Tiger Woods Spent Thursday Selling His Video Game « Wei Under ...
By Conor
While the rest of the PGA Tour was wandering Innisbrook's manicured fairways, former world No1 Tiger Woods was in the midst of a multimedia offensive geared towards the promotion of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, the latest addition to his ...
Wei Under Par

Sneak Peek: “The Walking Dead” Video Game
By Agent Burgos
Can't get enough of The Walking Dead? Well, check out the teaser for the upcoming video gamebased on the popular comics and TV Show: More The Walking Dead: The Game Videos From IGN: More than a [...]
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Are Video Games Consuming Our Lives? - LockerGnome
I have spent countless hours of my life playing video games. ... a long way from their pixelated and polygon origins — now it's sometimes hard to discern video game footage from real life. ...But comparatively I was never a hardcore gamer.

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