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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."

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StrawHatPatriot1178d 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.

contradictory1178d 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...

contradictory1178d 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