Sakes alive. So we posted yesterday about the great new traveling Smithsonian exhibit at EMP, "The Art of Video Games," and we offered up two free tickets to tonight's Game Nite opening party for "the best story about having an emotional response to a video game."

You guys really brought it, and now we can't decide. Time for a legally binding Slog poll! Go read the finalists' stories and cast your vote by 4pm....

And whether you win or not, the Game Nite party at EMP should be much fun tonight, from 7 to 11, with live gaming on the Skychurch mega-screen and some cool talks, including a keynote from Jeff Strain, one of the godfathers of WoW.

The Stranger Testing Department is Rob Lightner and Paul Hughes.