Honest Gamers writes: "Ah, my pet subject: games as art. As much as I argue for the medium's potential in this area, there are depressingly few exemplary titles to back up my case. Videogames remain a juvenile form, stuck in a comfort zone that values pure entertainment over any real emotional or philosophical substance. Considering the opportunity for an entirely new branch of conceptual narrative, games embracing this school of thought are a little thin on the ground.
Interestingly, it always seems to be the Russians that take the first progressive stances at such times. The film industry had Vertov's 'Man With a Movie Camera', an evocative and highly creative snapshot of early 20th Century Soviet life. In videogames, one of the most intriguing advances is Pathologic".