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Smithsonian to launch first exhibit on gaming

January 18, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is set to launch its first major exhibit to explore the art and evolution of video games.

"The Art of Video Games" will look at gaming from the Atari system all the way up to the high-tech systems of today like PlayStation 3.

An online vote helped determine which games to feature.

The exhibit goes on display in March. It will go on a national tour after it closes in September.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.