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Why the "Are Games Art?" Debate Needs to End - Gamervision.com

Sarah LeBoeuf of Gamervision.com writes: "I really didn't ever want to have to write about this. I didn't want to justify what I thought was a silly, pointless debate with an obvious answer, and I didn't want to give more attention to an out-of-touch critic, who is clearly getting a rise out of irking the gaming industry. However, ever since Roger Ebert's most recent "games aren't art" tirade, which was posted last week, everyone in the industry has been discussing it. Most think he's wrong, especially because Ebert stated that not only were games not art, but that they would never be art. That was a really dumb thing to say, just like it was foolish to say that games aren't art in the first place. I don't care how many awards Ebert has won, or how many movies he has reviewed; when it comes to video games, he is completely out of his element, and should be disregarded entirely.

This article isn't for him."

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dominicm3013d ago

Yes, obviously games are art. Of course there's a difference between good art and bad art, but that's irrelevant to the current debate.