It’s Not Easy to Acquire Video Games

(Courtesy Wikipedia)

(Courtesy Wikipedia)

““We have a wish list of 40 games. When you acquire games, you don’t just acquire cartridges, you acquire the relationship with the company, licensing agreement,” [said Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA] “What you see is the reflection of our diplomacy efforts [with the game companies]. … Everybody was very cooperative, but it was hard to find the right person — companies get bought, get larger.” — From an interview about the MoMA’s recently acquired video game collection, which you’d think any video game company would recognize as a huge PR coup, as their products are generally regarded to be pretty stupid.