Anyone who has respect for video games as more than just toys and time-sinks should watch this video in which Paola Antonelli tells it like it is while explaining why Pac-Man, Tetris and other games are in the Museum of Modern Art.
If you think about the actual definition then you can say art is pretty much anything that comes from the creative mind.
A lot of video games today are about as artistic as Hollywood blockbusters. 95% of the time, you'll find the real works of art for <$15 on Steam and stuff.
How many times this question going to get asked. I swear its like every 6months to a year this question gets asked.
You should actually watch the video. There's more to it than the headline question.
Yes video games are art *sigh*
who cares its an art form. there are different forms of art..music, movies, painting, sculptures, etc. its like asking...is a bicycle transport? it has no engine like a car or motorbike, so can it really be used as a form of transport? sometimes the answer is so simple that humans tend to over complicate it to look smart. FFS people.
That's a great analogy, the bicycle/ transport one. I'mma use that in future! +bubble!
no problem bro. glad you got it. :)
That depends.. if a movie can be art, the yes video games are art. Probably even more-so because they provide a deeper more meaningful experience to the consumer. The paternal feelings I had for Ellie and Elizabeth, I had never got from a movie. But I don't really care if they are classified as art. That word has been thrown around too much by modern day hipsters and losers and as such - has lost all meaning to me.
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