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Barely Related: Mythbusters break up, Spider-Woman cover

Home again, home again – and then off to PAX Prime next week. Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And no, we're not stopping our focus on industry and...

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Here's how many people saw The Smithsonian's Art of Games

The Art of Video Games exhibit just concluded its run at The Smithsonian and the final number of visitors is in: 686,406. The exhibit ran for six months, from March 16 - September 30, so that's well over 100,000 people per month critiquing the art from such games as BioShock, Diablo 2, Donkey Kong,...

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Kojima working on 'something' related to film, announcement coming in the 'near future'

During a heavily curated question and answer session at the Smithsonian Museum of Art, Hideo Kojima was asked whether he is interested in making films, as his lifelong passion for the cinema has heavily influenced the way he makes games. According to the Metal Gear Mogul himself, filmmaking is...

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Hideo Kojima recalls Snatcher's heat-activated disk (what?)

Among the many things that Metal Gear series creator Hideo Kojima is known for – microblogging about everything he eats, for instance – we're particularly interested in his proclivity for breaking the fourth wall. The first Metal Gear Solid's controller port trick is but one example of...

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Smithsonian 'Art of Video Games' winners announced

We get a little nervous when a mainstream group decides to make a best-of-gaming list -- "mainstream," of course, in this context being defined as "anyone that's not us." But damned if the Smithsonian and voters like you didn't turn in a dynamite list for the museum's "Art of Video Games"...

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Smithsonian extends voting on Art of Video Games exhibit through April 17

We know -- you were going to vote for the Smithsonian's Art of Video Games exhibit, but then your cat got lost, you had extra homework to do and your collection of various Mario figurines needed organizing. But just in case you hadn't made plans to get your vote in by Thursday, you're in luck:...

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PAX East todo: The Digital Game Canon, a panel about video game preservation

PAX East is underway and we're dedicated to making sure each one of you makes it to one very special panel. But first, we'll level with you: it requires some homework on your part. "Ten Games You Need to Play: The Digital Game Canon" borrows its name from the 2007 GDC session of the same name, in...

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Vote on games for Smithsonian's 'The Art of Video Games' exhibit

The debate over whether games are art will no doubt still be unsettled when the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. puts them on exhibit -- as art! -- on March 16, 2012. The choice of which games will be on display is being left up to the public to decide, with voting open at...

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OnLive, PlayStation Motion Controller and others getting GDC panels

The latest salvo of announcements for panels and presentations taking place at the Game Developers Conference was recently launched, revealing sessions focusing on a wide range of topics. Said topics include OnLive, Shadow Complex, the Smithsonian's admittance of video games, Blizzard's philosophy...

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Smithsonian exhibit 'The Art of Video Games' opens in 2012

From March 16, 2012 until September 9, 2012, the US's popular Smithsonian museum will be showcasing something patrons aren't used to seeing in such an environment: video games. Sure, we've seen video game art exhibitions before, but the Smithsonian exhibit will attempt to be "the first to examine...

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