The Smithsonian American Art Museum's exhibit "The Art of Video Games" looks at games' production art, the history of major gaming platforms and games such as 2010's "Mass Effect 2" (above), 2007's "Bioshock" (far left) and 2000's "Diablo II." (Photograph provided by the Smithsonian American Art Museum)

The Smithsonian American Art Museum's exhibit "The Art of Video Games" looks at games' production art, the history of major gaming platforms and games such as 2010's "Mass Effect 2" (above), 2007's "Bioshock" (far left) and 2000's "Diablo II." (Photograph provided by the Smithsonian American Art Museum)