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Submitted by GloryEclipse 603d ago | opinion piece

In the Eye of the Beholder: The Games as Art Debate is Over

Taryn writes, "Compared to its competitors, the video gaming industry is a juvenile upstart. From some pretty humble beginnings, this industry has grown into a media force with annual earnings that dwarf the record and movie industries combined." (Industry, Journey, PC, PS3, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Flavor  +   603d ago
If you have an 'art department' or an 'art director', then you ain't creating art.

Games are light consumer entertainment. Just because you dump all your time into it and imagine that they are the biggest and mostest awesome thing ever, does not change the fact that they are disposable products tailored to demographic expectations.

If you define games as art, then you must also define the packaging for a thirty count frozen pork rib slab from safeway as 'art', as well as that commercial for some hideous compact car you try to forget that plays all the time.

They are consumer products. They employ concept designers and market researchers.

I picture a four yer old girl crying about losing her doll, an easily replaceable chunk of plastic mass produced overseas. But to the girl, it has emotional importance and occupies a significant portion of her life.

The cries of this girl are the cries of stunted gamers.
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Theangrybogan  +   603d ago
By your logic film and modern music aren't art either. If you cannot appreciate games as art then all I can say is that it sucks to be you, you're missing out on a wonderful artistic medium.
dogdirt2000  +   603d ago
"If you define games as art"

Well, every definition of the word 'Art' out there seems to dispel your reasoning. http://bit.ly/11QgGN0
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Hazmat13  +   603d ago
this game was fantastic, the story, music ,graphics everything played it 3 times already. ready to do it again! cant wait to see what ThatGameCompany makes on the PS4!

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