Hardcore Gamer: Proof-- David Gallant used the medium of gaming to make a statement about a situation that reflected the honest emotions deriving from a real-world situation in a way that effectively communicated this feeling to the player.
They always were...
They are art to an extent, the same extent to which any human construct can be referred to as art. I've seen an elephant paint a picture using its trunk, so maybe I shouldn't have said just "human" constructs. There is always a great deal of art within a video game, but sometimes a game definitely feels less like art and more of a product, marketed to the consumer with precision. Still art, yes, but a product nonetheless. And when Bioware refused to alter the endings of Mass Effect 3 citing "it would compromise our artistic integrity" as the primary reason, well... I still believe that was absolutely ridiculous.
Anything with an 'Art department' is not art.
Then you don't get what art is. Art is not only visual. Music,dancing,acting, and writing is art. Video games are a collaboration of all of that. Sure the question of if it's a product is at question but that is countered by the meaning of the product on hand.
Accidentally made a double post. What is wrong with N4G's website today?
If I had to guess I'd say Daylight Savings.
People are still crying over this? It was always a non-issue for me.
Yeah I mean...who really cares? Is it fun? Is it emotional? Does it look nice? Either way i'll like it. Don't care about sticking the 'artistic' tag on it.
I don't give a fu*k what other snobby art people say. Video games were already digital art to me since the Atari.
anything that takes creativity to be made is art, just like trolling. video games has always been art since it takes creativity for them to be made.
The greatest art form on the planet. Creating believable digital worlds is a lot more complex that filming for example.
Hey, this is off topic but did something happen with n4g? Was it down for maintenance or something? Anyways, how is this still an argument? Games are art. They were created by passionate people to make a product that hopefully will be a thing that invokes all kinds of emotions. Prime example Journey.
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