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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.

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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:

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A wide shot of the exhibit. Displays are broken down historically by system:

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Realizing how bad I suck at Mario after all of these years:

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IT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM!

(Would be funnier if I’d photo-shopped Indiana Jones into the corner of this picture.)

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Anyone recognize this gem?! (Reddit jokes, anyone?)

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Okay, you’ll have to swing by between now and September to absorb the whole thing.