The National Symphony Orchestra performed a concert of video-game music last month at Wolf Trap in Virginia. Madden NFL 07 grossed more than $100 million in the sports video game's first week -- rivaling the initial ticket sales for The Da Vinci Code. Open Newsweek and read all about the World of Warcraft, a game your son or husband might know all too well.
The video game phenomenon, an $8.4 billion industry, was just an art show waiting to happen.
If you go Big Huge Games: From Concept to Game runs through Oct. 8 at the Rosenberg Gallery, Brown Center, Maryland Institute College of Art. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: visit www.mica.edu.