Can video games be considered works of art?

CAN VIDEO games ever be art? According to one US movie critic, maybe. Described as the most powerful pundit in America by Forbes, Roger Ebert’s opinion could be said to have some sway. In April, Ebert decried the video game as an art form.

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George Sears3078d ago

Here we go, one more time, everybodies feeling fine....

GWAVE3078d ago (Edited 3078d ago )


Can a video game elicit an emotional response?

If yes, then it is art, just like music, paintings, and literature.

captain-obvious3078d ago

yes gaming is art
if you cant believe me play SOTC or Machinarium

PoSTedUP3077d ago

no Flower is disgusting and Ugly and i laughed at the very end of MGS4 /s

HolyOrangeCows3077d ago

Anyone else hear a dead horse getting beaten?

WhatARump3077d ago

I don't think someone else can tell you what is and isn't an art.

By definition art is "the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance" (

So yes both technically speaking and by personal standards; games are a form of art.

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DaBadGuy3077d ago

I know what your referencing....and I won't state it aloud.

MariaHelFutura3078d ago

Everything created by mankind to some degree is artistic.

theonlylolking3078d ago

Everything eventually becomes art. A cup 2,000 years ago was just a everyday cup but now it is a work of art, that people will pay thousands and millions for.

It is just a cup and it is art? If a cup can be art surely a video game can be also.

dktxx23078d ago

Depends on the game. A sports game is not art, as there's no story. MGS4 had an awesome story, so It is a form of art.

Basically if a game has a story to tell, that constitutes art. And if you think about it, gaming is the best medium to tell a story. It's easily the most immersive.

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