(Vote for your favorite video games to be featured as a piece of art in the Smithsonian Museum here! Also please vote for EarthBound under the SNES Adventure genre!)
It was a little painful to have to look over Chrono Trigger and vote for EarthBound instead especially with the CT kick I’ve got going on right now, but in the end I know EarthBound really deserves it and it’ll need all the votes it can get. (Dear god! Against Link to the Past and CT? That’s just terrible.)
In reality, I actually thought I could vote several times and was gonna root for both games, but I thought I’d be nice and vote for EarthBound before Chrono Trigger… :I
Anyways, that was one of the many ties I had to choose between. At the same time, there were a lot of games I had no knowledge about, so please excuse the fact that I was born in 1992. Here’s where my votes went: (huge list up ahead!)
The Art of Video Games exhibition will explore the 40-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on striking visual effects, the creative use of new technologies, and the most influential artists and designers. We want you to help us select the eighty video games that will be represented in the exhibition. Remember, this is an art exhibition, so be sure to vote for games that you think are visually spectacular or boast innovative design!
Also, please vote for EarthBound under the SNES Adventure genre!
What would be more interesting would be to forget everything and be a kid again.
I remember the wandering planes of Hyrule when I was young. Not did I just not know yet what would happen later in the game, but there was much more magic to it as there actually was.
As a kid I expected secrets under every tree. Yes, I rolled at each and every tree to see if a hole would appear. And I was disappointed when there were none.
The clouded areas held promises of hidden treasures, and once I uncovered the whole map I expected it to open up and show me that I’ve just uncovered a small piece of a bigger map. I walked every wall to see if there was a little hole that is just waiting for me to discover it and lead me to a complete new world.
When my parents forced me to go to sleep at 10pm I just would wait till they went to bed and played the rest of the night at the lowest volume possible. I could sleep in school anyway.
Or the times between the announcement of a game and the release. I think I waited longer for Zelda Majora’s Mask than it took to finish school.
Nowadays I see a map and know where to look for treasures, where I have to go next, what such a dungeon may get me in the end, and I may even ignore some parts because I just want to finish the story before it is 4 in the morning and I may should get some sleep for school. I hear that the 3DS will be out next month, that Zelda OoT 3D will be out later this year and … nothing … I just keep continuing to live my life.
When you stop being a child and start to see the world as it is, it tends to lose its magic. Everything loses magic. Movies, Books, Games, even Sex was more interesting when I didn’t knew what it was good for. Now its just “What? Sex? *look at the watch* … ok”
I tend to call myself ‘infantile’ and I try to see things in every way possible, but nothing can bring back the magic. :(
I don’t know, today should’ve been a really crappy day! I had two tests I was totally unprepared for and a rough draft I needed to write. Then I get a rude awakening: my friend unexpectedly asks for a ride to school and all I could think of was LATELATELATEIDON’TWANTTOBELATE URGGHHHHULKSMASH (I’m totally a beach and a half in the morning). My momma also rode an airplane and I was worriedworriedworried because she hadn’t called home when she landed! (Ends up she did, my sister was just too busy having a boyfriend to tell me lolol) And today was a Monday and it’s V-day and I am foreber al0n3
I should’ve been stressed out and all FML but instead I was just like