Beefjack briefly explores the debate over whether Videogames are in fact art.
Here we go again.. How many times can people go round in circles with this "are videogames art" nonsense.. No videogames are not art.. I done art class in school and we never once done anything involving videogames.. Art is something you can hang on your wall. Like the Mona Lisa or a Picasso.. Games are just bloody that, games!!!!!!! Man what a load of pretensious nonsense!
I think video games can produce art, but are not in themselves art.
Art can be anything though, doesn't have to be just something you can hang on a wall. Movies can qualify as art, doesn't mean that a micheal bay movie is art, just some of them are. So gaming can be justified as art...I think a game like Flower is real artful experience in my mind.
I say no. A piece of art is just something that someone wants you think is art, when in fact your opinion might differ. I say art is whatever you think it is, and it's not a topic well suited for psuedo-intellectual discissions such as these.. (Since it's a complete waste of everybodys time, that is)
Certainly not. Unless you are the developer.
I don't know about pretentious. I agree trying to make games something they're not is a mistake, but what some people DO consider art is enough to make me believe some games qualify. I went to the Museum of Modern Art in NYC recently and there was literally a purple string attached to the wall and floor making a triangle. The piece was called purple triangle. Just saying.
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