The Halo-on-Atari-2600 Game is Going Into the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian American Art Museum yesterday acquired two games for its permanent collection. One of them seems right at home—Flower, the independent title almost universally praised by critics for its artistic flourishes. The other is, basically, Halo if it was made for the Atari 2600. » 12/18/13 1:30pm 12/18/13 1:30pm

What Does the Military Think of 'Militainment'?

There couldn't have been a better time for this panel. Tuesday brought the eyebrow-arching news that Lt. Col. Oliver North was a special guest celebrity consultant of the next Call of Duty. And Friday, former Kotaku editor-in-chief Brian Crecente was on a panel with a Navy captain at the Smithsonian American Art… » 5/05/12 1:00pm 5/05/12 1:00pm

The Art of Video Games Brings Pac-Man and Mass Effect to the…

The biggest game here in Washington, DC is usually the game of politics. But this weekend, the city will be hopping with something much more fun. » 3/12/12 11:30am 3/12/12 11:30am

The Smithsonian’s Going to Throw a GameFest to Celebrate The Art of…

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… » 1/13/12 9:00am 1/13/12 9:00am

Get Your Name in the Smithsonian, Thanks to the Power of Video Games…

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… » 10/03/11 10:40am 10/03/11 10:40am

The Smithsonian Has Picked the Games of Its Art of Video Games Exhibit

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… » 5/05/11 3:20pm 5/05/11 3:20pm

Smithsonian Extends Voting for "Art of Video Games" Nominees

The fed'rul gummint may shut down in the next two days, but voting on which games will be featured in 2012's "The Art of Video Games" won't. It's been extended another 10 days to April 17. Winners still will be announced May 7. The show will open March 16, 2012 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington. » 4/06/11 5:10pm 4/06/11 5:10pm

The Art of Video Games Comes To The Smithsonian In 2012

Video games? In the Smithsonian? It could happen sooner than you think, if "soon" for you is March of 2012, when the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC will feature the Art of Video Games exhibition. » 12/04/09 6:20pm 12/04/09 6:20pm