Are Video Games Art?

Jan Vržina or TheParanoidSurvivor asks a question that's been looming in the gaming and arts community for decades and attempts to answer it.

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incendy351471d ago

Pretty good video, except for the mask :D. As for the topic, no question they are art!

GutZ311471d ago

Anything made by man, with much thought can be considered art.
If something as simple as a tool can be both a technology, and beautiful, it is art.

Games? They meet that criteria head on, and then some.

F4sterTh4nFTL1471d ago

Some are, but most games are just products being sold to make as much money as possible.

ironfist921471d ago

I agree with this. Most of its just cashing in on franchises, paying more attention to gameplay, graphics, and fanboy pandering than trying to portray something unique.

However games like Journey show that there are a few cases of interactive art.

solar1471d ago

why not? a chick queefing eggs full of paint is art by some sorta weird idea.

itisallaboutps1471d ago

Of course. Especially by the scenery they create and the atmosphere.

robtion1471d ago

Oh boy, here we go...

A better question, does it even matter?

Wni01471d ago

to quote the great alex turner

that's where youre wrong

ofc it matters. you want videogames to be at the bottom of the arts?

yesah1471d ago

No, it doesn't matter. Art is just a word.

Wni01471d ago

right rape is just a word too, cept its really bad

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