MoMA powers-up video game collection
By The Art Newspaper. From In The Frame
Published online: 29 November 2012
Dig into the couch cushions to find those spare quarters and get ready to have some video gaming fun at New York’s newest arcade called… MoMA? For the first time, the museum has acquired a set of 14 video games to add to its collection and plans to put them on show in its Philip Johnson Galleries from March 2013, according to ArtReview. This first group will “form the basis for further acquisitions”, the magazine says, and includes gaming favourites such as Pac-Man (1980)?, Tetris (1984)?, Myst (1993), The Sims (2000)? and Katamari Damacy (2004)? and Portal (2007). And MoMA has it’s eye on other classic games it plans to collect “over the next few years”, including Spacewar! (1962), Pong (1972), Space Invaders (1978), Asteroids (1979), Zork (1979), Tempest (1981), Donkey Kong (1981), Super Mario Bros. (1985), The Legend of Zelda (1986), Street Fighter II (1991) and Minecraft (2011).
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