Smithsonian announces “The Art of Games” winners for 2012 exhibit

It’s a good day for the “video games as art” debate, The Smithsonian American Art Museum has announced the winners for its “The Art of Video Games” exhibition. The event will be held from March 16, 2012 to September 30, 2012 and will feature 80 games, as voted by the public, and five that you can actually play. Although the museum stressed that this is focused on art and not the history of video games, you have to wonder what titles primarily known for gameplay innovation such as Utopia are doing on the list. In any case, you can check the full list of winners, broken down by era and console, here.

As a side note, anyone find it interesting that for the NES, the winner for action is Mario and the winner for adventure is Zelda? And for the Super NES, the winner for action is Mario and for adventure it’s Zelda? And for the Nintendo 64, the winner for action is Mario and for adventure its Zelda? And for the Nintendo Wii…

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