50°
Submitted by moofo 625d ago | opinion piece

YWB: Are Games *More* Than Art?

YWB: "The late Roger Ebert once stirred up a veritable hornet’s nest when he proclaimed that “video games can never be art”. I know, I know: that topic has been done to death. Don’t worry, I’m not here to revisit that particular discussion; it came to a conclusion that I believe all can agree on. But now that we’ve cleared up that video games can be art, perhaps its worth considering the cultural use of games outside of the realm of art and entertainment." (Dev, Industry, Tech)

norenestare40   624d ago | Spam
StrawHatPatriot  +   624d ago
I wrote my own article on this actually.

What I believe is that video games as a medium should be split in order to be considered, and get more "respect" by the general audience.

Games with simpler objectives (like stuff you'll find on Miniclip, including games like Street Fighter for instance) should be considered video games.

Games that forge an emotional connection to the player, or leave you in awe that way a movie, book, or good TV show can (games like Journey, Final Fantasy VII, etc.) should be considered an art, as they have storytelling, and interactivity that together, provide a unique experience.
contradictory  +   624d ago
^ this ^

but i don't think the interactivity is necessarily needed

something like MGS4 tells a story that can seriously depress the livin fuck out of me
not something many games does for me...
StrawHatPatriot  +   624d ago
Yeah, that too, exactly.
contradictory  +   624d ago
it depends on what your definition of art
is exactly

personally i do think video games are more than art
can't say the same about some of the stuff
that they have in our native museum of art...
that's why i said it depends on yourself

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
10°

12 Days of VR Gaming: Day 5 – World of Diving

10m ago - Vertigo Games’ World of Diving launched it’s beta programme in the early part of this year and wa... | PC
10°

Square Heroes Review - "Why Even Try" [NoobFeed]

10m ago - NoobFeed writes: "Projects like Square Heroes pop up left and right. And while these are function... | PC
40°

Wii U 8GB console is tempting for casuals and curious alike at £145

1h ago - Dealspwn writes: Act fast and you can order a basic Wii U console (the white 8GB one) for an enti... | Wii U
40°

LittleBigPlanet 3 already available for under £25 on PS4

1h ago - Dealspwn writes: LittleBigPlanet 3 for £24.85 on PS4? That's what we call a hot gaming deal here... | PS4
Ad

Win a PS4!!

Now - Join us on Filmwatch to find out how you can win a free PS4 this holiday season! | Promoted post
40°

Game of the Year Awards 2014 | Best Portable Game

2h ago - Dealspwn writes: Japan seriously came through for 3DS and Vita fans this year with some absolutel... | PS Vita