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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:45 pm 
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Myst is one of the featured games playable at the Art of Video Games exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.
http://kotaku.com/5894537/i-played-myst-at-the-museum-visiting-the-art-of-video-games


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:19 pm 
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Here's an actual picture of the exhibit, taken by a friend who was there! :lol:


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Did I hear right that Rand was there? Did he get to say anything? Anybody got a transcript if that's the case?

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Ohh, dearest Jamie Marchant, now you know why Rand couldn't show up on Friday between
03:00 and 04:14 pm, because he was attending and speaking at that Smithsonian event as one
of the 'Pioneers' in the 'Evolution of Video Games: Pioneers' subject ... So, your efforts weren't
in vain or even discounted ... :P

And Malfhok and all, I am very happy to provide you the link to a video that is displaying just
that, the discussion or chat with four of those legends including our great Rand ... /cheer ... :D

Please follow this link, choose the first video and watch it in full view so that you can see
them all better and you'll also feel as if you were there personally ... Enjoy about an hour
of fun and awesomeness ... :)

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It's too bad Rand was there and could not make it to my event, however another Cyan employee could have come in his stead :)


Cool video by the way :)


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Here is a link to the Panel Rand participated in:

http://www.americanart.si.edu/calendar/ ... /pioneers/


Ooops, just saw that Janaba already posted it :oops:


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Today I've downloaded an overdue update for my VLC Media Player inspired
by this video and I've been testing the featured video screenshot functions ...
I thought I'd share some of the nice and funny shots ... :P

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I'm loving this exhibit-just pure brilliant, watching all these panels. Thanks for the links.

And my favorite quotes from Rand.

Keith Robinson: Wasn't [Myst] the best selling computer game of the 1990s?
Rand: I like to think of Myst as the best selling computer game of the last millenium. They can't take that away from us. Perfect timing. Perfect timing

"That's what we were interested in doing. Building ages and not games."

"CD-ROM was a little bit slow, so our worlds had to be a little bit smaller, so we had to segment them, so we made ages. The actual limitations and the technology...contribute to your game design. And if they don't, you're toast, because it's not going to work."

"And if you've done everything magically, you'll get something that works at the end, after you've beaten it with a stick for a long time."

On Inspiration that lead to become a pioneer: "I actually stole time at the university. They wouldn't let me in the real way either. I went in the trashcan, and pulled out lots of those reams of papers. And people would forget about the No echo button, so their passwords would just print. So I'd just steal it. So, throughout junior high I had all the computer time I wanted. I lived across from the university."

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:56 pm 
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LOL Like the URU:CC Prima Guide says, all those 'borrowed' hours are gonna catch up with Mr. Miller someday :P

It's great that Myst, and its pioneering creators, remain in the spotlight for their accomplishments...


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