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.
Here we go, one more time, everybodies feeling fine....
*Sigh* Can a video game elicit an emotional response? If yes, then it is art, just like music, paintings, and literature.
yes gaming is art if you cant believe me play SOTC or Machinarium
no Flower is disgusting and Ugly and i laughed at the very end of MGS4 /s
Anyone else hear a dead horse getting beaten?
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" (Dictionary.com). So yes both technically speaking and by personal standards; games are a form of art.
I know what your referencing....and I won't state it aloud.
Everything created by mankind to some degree is artistic.
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.
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.
YES.Who ever posted this is a tard
Shadow of the Colossus & Ico say hi!
Who cares. Do gamers really need to justify their hobby that much? Do they need mainstream media acceptance to make their hobby valid. Its a game...you play it and hopefully you enjoy it. Its subjective and surrounded by only opinions. Get over it.
A vision that is manifested into a reality. Creation is Art. It's not just story telling Roger Ebert. Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder. Art can be Silent. Art can be Your physical body. A women. A Man. Your anotomy. Art can be a book. Art is the simplicity. Art is the complexity. Art is Everything. To seperate art & to define it socially is the work of a snob who really doesn't appreciate art but the artists endorsements in the fine art of a written check. Nobody watches a movie anymore because you gave it a thumbs up. Ebert in your old age you are trying to hard to hold onto a society where the lines have already been blurred. but I can't blame ebert that much. Videogame journalism has turnished the industry. As with any industry that generates millions to billions of dollars. There will always be greed & corruption. An artistic evil.
Buddy, not only can they b called works of art, but more precisely, they should be at least considered "works of art in motion". with the art being the finished game and the artists being every1 who took part in creating the game/art in motion. my opinion..
That is by default, i dont need some "expert" to tell me so, i hate "experts" "experts" usually are blinded by their devotion to theri expertise or are just stupid people that just want to say something, than say something of real substance
Sigh, this is discussed every 3 months now? 1. It doesn't even matter if it can be considered as art I guess, both by users and producers, as long as they both like the final product and earn their bucks with it 2. IMO, thats subjective, any creative process, where you make stuff thats not been done this way aka direct copy, the one that creates is a graphical artist that makes his form of art. In that view yes, games are art, just a different form than a painting and its interactive. Oh and I prefer to look @ Uncharted 2, some levels just standing still and watching the surroundings more than looking at a Picasso painting.
If it requires talent to make it, then it should be concidered art. Art is required to make video games, since there is concept art, story boarding, and even rendering and whatnot. I dont know how it could NOT be concidered art.
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