Braid. Flower. Linger in Shadows. Even Prince of Persia, Valkyria Chronicles, Street Fighter IV, Echochrome and Killzone 2. All of these games-and far too many more-have been called "art." We've all heard someone say that a certain game somehow blurs the line between gaming and art. We've all heard of the games that are nearly indistinguishable from art. Games that are, in fact, actually art.
It seems nearly everyone is pushing the same, tiresome argument. Be they members of the industry-developers, marketers and the self-styled journalists-or the general gaming populace. One week cannot pass without a story hitting N4G declaring the artistic value of one title after another. Games, too many people say, are rapidly becoming a new form of artistic expression.
The whole notion is brimming over with hot-air and bullshit, if you ask me.