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Submitted by FullMetalAdam 971d ago | opinion piece

‘Games As Art’ Debate Must Die

From Adam, at eGamer, who says, "Lately a lot of media pundits have been banging heads over the games as art debate, once more, as it rears its deformed head to the light of day. How were these fires stoked from glowing embers you ask? Well what happened was that MoMA (New York Museum of Modern Art) announced four days ago that the museum will be exhibiting 14 videogames as part of an Architecture and Design collection, starting in March 13. Games included in the exhibition will be Grim Fandango, Chrono Trigger, Space Invaders, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario 64, Portal, Pac-Man, Katamari Damacy and Tetris. This has again enraged the masses across the internet who agree with Roger Ebert’s archaic notion of what can be deemed art, and the flame wars of yesteryear have resurfaced. When I saw the online reactions, I slowly began to facepalm and mentally cry at the stupidity of the debate which is pretty much as rhetorical as they come. Really, in all truth, there is no ‘right’ or ‘obj... (Culture, Industry)

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