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MoMA adds 14 source code of mythical video-games to their collection

MoMA adds 14 source code of mythical video-games to their collection
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MoMA – The Museum of Modern in NY has bought the source code of classic games like Pac-Man, Tetris

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MoMA, the well-known museum in New York for is betting on avant-garde, now it has surprised us again with some fresh news. They have acquired the source code of various mythical video-games like Tetris or Pac-Man and others ‘jewels’ like one of my favorite games Portal. MoMA has added these video-games to their Architecture and Design collection.

Are video-games really art? In my very particular opinion, not only Pac-Man and Tetris are art –and of course I admire the avant-garde initiative-… In many years playing with computers I have seen many wonders. Do you remember, for example, Monkey Island saga? The screenplay was fantastic and it is only the first example that comes to my mind. Now I’m playing Call of Duty. Simply amazing. Its engine, its graphics, the movement of the characters and the music composed for the game… Now, to play a game is almost to interactive with a film, with you as the main character. Yes, I recognize that not every video-games is one of the Seven Wonders of the World but, like movies, there are good and bad movies and, like painters, there are good and bad ones.

Applause for the MoMA once again.

 

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