You may remember earlier in the month Wikipedia had the Kingdom Hearts
series as its featured article. It seems that they are continuing the video game trend today with Donkey Kong. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
It just seems kind of strange that out of all the articles that Wikipedia has, it chooses to feature two articles about video games in a short span of time.
Combine this with articles from the BBC such as this: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/click_online/7041086.stm
It seems that video games are going more and more mainstream, and getting even more attention from the media.