Game On, the video game history exhibition that explores why we love games, has finally made its way to Japan. It’s an impressive collection of games and systems—from arcades to home consoles and everything in between. But the best part? Over 120 of them are playable.
The original publisher of household names such as Myst, Prince of Persia and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego is donating its software library and corporate records to the museum known as the home of the National Toy Hall of Fame.
Yesterday somebody on cable news had a fairly reasonable conversation about video games as an art form.
As mentioned back in December, the audio guides used by the Louvre, one of the most famous museums in the world, were to be replaced this spring by the Nintendo 3DS, using content programmed by Nintendo. This promotional video shows the device in action.
You did vote to get your favorite games into The Art of Video Games exhibit, didn't you? If not, don't crying that Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom didn't make it into the show. Anyway, we're only two short months away from the exhibit's opening of at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Smithsonian's announced…
Starting in March the Louvre, one of the largest, most visited art museums in the world, plans to replace their audio guides with 5,000 Nintendo 3DS programmed by the game maker to give full tours in seven languages, the AFP reports.
When the Smithsonian American Art Museum opened voting for their upcoming Art of Video Games exhibit earlier this year, the resultant frenzy from gamers wanting to make sure their own personal Best Game EVAR was among the chosen crashed the institute's servers. The winning list of games got revealed back in April and…
Some people love Mario. Others love Mickey. But I love Doraemon, that blue robotic cat from the future, with a pocket full of gizmos and a fear of mice. And now, the manga artist who created Doraemon, has his own museum.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum revealed the winners of its public vote to decide what games will be featured in their exhibit, The Art of Video Games, today. The exhibit creates a visual history of the evolution of gaming from its humble beginnings through the present. The vote, which took place between February…
Which video games deserve to be honored for their art? Heavy Rain or Final Fantasy? Grim Fandango or Fallout? In the Smithsonian's upcoming "The Art of Video Games" exhibition, gamers decide which titles make the cut.
While the argument over video games as art rages on, there can be no denying that games have influenced art, as evidenced by the WoW: Emergent Media Phenomenon at the Laguna Art Museum in California.
The Strong National Museum of Play has officially established The National Center for the History of Electronic Games, celebrating video gaming's role in American playtime.
Infamously infamous first-person shooter Postal 2 will be making an appearance at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, the game's developer's said today.
As the cultural impact of gaming becomes more apparent to societies where the hobby was once considered as something only children and 'older children' participate in, groups are understandably taking steps to help preserve the rich legacy of video game culture. To that end, academics at Nottingham Trent University…