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So I just came across this website. If you sign up, you have the chance to vote for video games spanning five eras and nineteen consoles. The top eighty games will be presented in an art exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum from March 15 to September 30 of 2012. Much to my surprise, NiGHTS was a nominee. Let's get those votes rolling!

http://www.artofvideogames.org/

(Apologies if this has been posted.)

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So I just came across this website. If you sign up, you have the chance to vote for video games spanning five eras and nineteen consoles. The top eighty games will be presented in an art exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum from March 15 to September 30 of 2012. Much to my surprise, NiGHTS was a nominee. Let's get those votes rolling!

http://www.artofvideogames.org/

(Apologies if this has been posted.)


So if we Vote NIGHTS Will Get More Games in the Future?

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Cool! I voted. I'm also pleased to see the Panzer Dragoon series represented.

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Awesome catch, iMAGiNE! Definitely worth voting for.

Giga - voting on this would not necessarily mean more games in the future, however it would provide more exposure and interest.

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Awesome catch, iMAGiNE! Definitely worth voting for.

Giga - voting on this would not necessarily mean more games in the future, however it would provide more exposure and interest.


I See. I Voted For NIGHTS, Paper Mario, Sonic, Final Fantasy, Phantasy Star, and Panzer Dragoon.

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Voted.

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Voted.


Good Good.

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NiD better win its category.. no contest as far as I'm concerned. It's also weird seeing Sonic CD as the 'Genesis Sonic choice', since it was the Sega CD and all.. I guess they figure how many fans hold CD in high regard as the best of the classic Sonic series. Personally I'd say Sonic 2 probably should have been there instead of CD, but I voted for CD to vote for Sonic.

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I just voted. I really hope it wins, NiD needs more Recognition.

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I saw that Yuji Naka posted about this on "his" facebook. I've got about 40 or so more voting opportunities but I think I've done what I can do. NiGHTS was definitely one of the first games I voted for.

NiD better win its category.. no contest as far as I'm concerned. It's also weird seeing Sonic CD as the 'Genesis Sonic choice', since it was the Sega CD and all.. I guess they figure how many fans hold CD in high regard as the best of the classic Sonic series. Personally I'd say Sonic 2 probably should have been there instead of CD, but I voted for CD to vote for Sonic.

I found that weird too but I guess since the SEGA CD is seen more as an add-on than a console they figured, "Why not?" I voted for Earthworm Jim over it though. Kinda like Earthworm's art direction more.

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Voted :P At first I didn't realize you could vote for so many different systems and genres for anyone else that is trying to figure out the site.

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Among my votes were NiGHTS, Earthbound, Final Fantasy X, Earthworm Jim, and Psychonauts.

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Among my votes were NiGHTS, Earthbound, Final Fantasy X, Earthworm Jim, and Psychonauts.


Good Choice.

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Update: Effing Tomb Raider beat out NiD. I am disgusted.

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Update: Effing Tomb Raider beat out NiD. I am disgusted.



That stinks. Stupid Tomb Raider beat NIGHTS into Dream!? What the Bloody Heck is wrong with People!?

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Honestly, I can't imagine how that happen; I assumed NiGHTS had it in the bag. I guess people who didn't own a Saturn may have just voted for Tomb Raider because they had heard of it, but never heard of NiGHTS? I guess? Even though the Saturn version wasn't as popular as the Playstation version?

At least Panzer Dragoon is represented with three titles.

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Okay, I had to scroll down, scroll up, scroll down, scroll up.... It seems as thought they mashed Sega Genesis with the Sega CD? Earthworm Jim won for the Action segment of the Genesis console, with Sonic CD as a runner up? Unless my eyes are bugging up and my ability to comprehend anything has suddenly been shot to pieces.


And, yeah.. major disappoint there with Tomb Raider winning over NiGHTS.
Part of me wants to say this turned into more of a competition of "favorite" video game versus the "art" of the video game.. but, who knows.

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I guess people who didn't own a Saturn may have just voted for Tomb Raider because they had heard of it, but never heard of NiGHTS?


I don't get this. My Saturn has both TR1 and NiGHTS. I got the complete package.

Now, I know it seems like a huge stretch (especially since TR hasn't been good since 4), but the concept art for the games was beautiful. Granted, it's realistic, and not phantasy.

Oh.
Well.

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I... I am pretty got damn pissed right now. Now, I'm not here to diss Tomb Raider but how in the **** could it beat out two extremely original and unique looking games? It's bad enough already that a third party game beat out two beautiful exclusives but it's another thing that those vibrant and whimsical art styles lost to the typical boring "realistic" style. What the ****!!! GAAAARRARAAAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!

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By the way, I know this is almost 0+ points to the TR franchise, but it does have some pretty cool and phantasy-like things.

Art direction has categories and genres as well, it's a bit tendentious to put all these various games into the same bag in terms of style (which they clearly do not share) and expect one to be "better" than the other, when each game can be the best in its own category/genre.

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Utter Magic's right. Tomb Raider wasn't really all that bland artistically. In fact, for it's time it did what it wanted to graphically pretty well. The end boss is truly probably the most memorable feature of the entire series.

By the way, I'm not really as angry as I made myself seem. I did that for show but I do feel disappointed.




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