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How Washington Got Game

After video gaming came into vogue in the 1990s, industry leaders were summoned to Washington, facing charges of promoting violence, sexism, racism and worse — crimes against humanity. But then a funny thing happened: As video games became ever more popular, brutal and artistic, violent crime in America declined precipitously. Reason.TV traces the evolving attitudes toward gaming through the prism of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s exhibit The Art of Video Games, a clear sign that official Washington has finally learned to love Pac-Man, Super Mario Brothers and their digital spawn.

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