On Friday night, the wife and I were privileged to attend a fancy media event for The Art of Video Games.
If you’re curious what the exhibit looks like, we got a few quick shots, but didn’t want to give the whole thing away:
As we walked in, we were greeted with a big band playing NES songs. Castlevania is pretty dang awesome on brass instruments.
The curator spent a good amount of time explaining exactly why video games are art, important, emotional, historically & culturally relevant, and so forth. Pretty fascinating. He even respectfully addressed concerns of violence and addiction in video games:
A wide shot of the exhibit. Displays are broken down historically by system:
Realizing how bad I suck at Mario after all of these years:
IT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM!
(Would be funnier if I’d photo-shopped Indiana Jones into the corner of this picture.)
Anyone recognize this gem?! (Reddit jokes, anyone?)
Okay, you’ll have to swing by between now and September to absorb the whole thing.