Thursday, November 29, 2012

Screw You Roger Ebert! MoMA and VideoGames Together at Last

MoMA Video Game collection

MoMA announced they will permanently house video games in their collection.

Its pretty cool and I think another great step in recognizing the art and design that goes into videogames.

The link also touches upon videogame aesthetics, space, time, etc.

Very Cool


  1. I'm a little surprised that Okami wasn't on the list of games they wanted to acquire. That game has an incredibly unique and beautiful visual style.

  2. It is a pretty interesting list--we should definitely take a peek at it as a class. I noticed that both Passage and Katamari Damacy made the cut though! It looks like this is probably the first round of many planned acquisitions of games. It would be hard to chose what to go for first.
    Also though, I have to say that every time I hear a gamer or person who loves games mention Roger Ebert or his remarks from several years ago I kind of sigh to myself. I mean, he is a film critic, not a game critic. (Maybe that is what is needed, someone who is seen as such an authority in culture who is passionate about the medium of video games?) Anyway, bashing Ebert in discussions of gaming has totally become like that Hitler/Internet debate thing in my mind. Ebert's take on gaming just speaks to his lack of knowledge on the subject. But how can folks pick on a guy who literally looks like Anakin Skywalker at the end of Return of the Jedi?