Friday, May 06, 2011

And The Games For Art Are...

The Smithsonian committee has selected their gaming choices for their 2012 exhibit. A few months ago, I posted about the polling the museum had up that allowed the public at large to vote for titles that should appear.

As the focus is more on artistic merit, not about gaming popularity, you can see why having the public vote wasn't such a great idea. 5 Zelda titles are listed on the final results, along with 5 Mario games, 2 Sim Cities, 2 Metal Gears, and Brutal Legend. While I'm glad that the public voted enough to get games such as Flower and Shadow of the Colossus into the mix, it's fairly obvious that many of the games were picked based on what the voter likes to play. So you have Myst next to Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middlearth 2. >.> I think the committee should have put more effort into tweaking the list and not have it solely based on outside votes. Popularity be damned.

The exhibit is being held starting March 16th, 2012 and will be running through September.

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