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Oblivion, Fallout 3 and Dragon Age: Origins are all in the running to be displayed at a new exhibition and collection of digital media at the Smithsonian Art Museum in Washington D.C., designed to celebrate "The Art Of Videogames”
, which opens on March 16th, 2012.
The collection will split eighty games into five eras, perhaps ranging from the ZX Spectrum and 8-bit legends Missile Command and E.T The Extra-Terrestrial, all the way up to modern blockbusters such as Mass Effect 2 and, of course, the games represented by the Nexus websites.
Though the collection is being curated by Past Pixels founder Chris Mellisinos
, the public is also able to have a say in what goes into the exhibition. With a choice of 240 games spread over nearly 40 years of gaming tradition, you all have until April 17th to visit the website and register your vote. With only an email address you can help decide what games should be preserved for posterity, and which games Roger Ebert will see when he is inevitably dragged there by a smug industry figurehead.
Elizabeth Broun, the Margaret and Terry Stent Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, stated that;
“Playing video games involves many personal choices, so, in keeping with the spirit of the exhibition’s content, we want to involve the public in helping us select games for the exhibition.”
Vote for Oblivion, Fallout, Dragon Age or any other of the selected games now at the Art Of Videogames website, found in the link below.Art Of Videogames website