From The Guardian:
By Naomi Alderman
One hundred years from now, schoolchildren will study the computer game classics just as they study classic books, music, art and film.
I suppose many people might find this statement absurd. While our culture recognises that films can be art – and is coming to understand that television and comic books can be too – computer games continue to be viewed as a medium that simply cannot support serious artistic endeavour.
As a result of this, the debate around children and gaming continues to centre on whether gaming is "good for children" – whether games improve hand-eye co-ordination for example, or promote literacy skills.
But this is the wrong kind of question. If gaming were seen as an art, the important question would be not whether games are good for us, but whether they are good, full stop.