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access_time March 15, 2012 at 9:56 PM in News by Justin Weinblatt

Solid Snake Sneaks His Way Into The Smithsonian

Metal Gear Solid was one of the earliest attempts at a truly cinematic gaming experience.   While Metal Gear Solid’s state of the art production values changed the way we viewed games, its stealth based gameplay defined a genre.  Snake’s latest mission will take him to the world renowned Smithsonian museum where he will get the credit he deserves.

Metal Gear Solid will be featured in “The Art of Video Games” exhibit which chronicles the growth of gaming as an art form.  The exhibit will chronicle gaming’s development from simple arcade style games like Pacman to rich narrative driven experiences like Mass Effect.  Naturally, any such exhibit must acknowledge Hideo Kojima’s contributions to the industry.

The exhibit will feature artwork from Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2, and Metal Gear Solid 4.  Apparently, Naked Snake won’t be getting any love.   Hideo Kojima himself will be a part of the exhibit.  Mr. Kojima will participate in a discussion about the artistry and creativity of game design with the exhibition’s curator, Chris Melissinos.  Interested gamers can check out the panel session live at http://www.americanart.si.edu/calendar/lectures/archive/2012/gamefest/kojima/ on March 17th at noon.


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