Compare an Atari to an Xbox and it is easy to see just how far along graphically video games have come in the last few decades. No one is going to look at Pong, and BioShock's under water city of Rapture, and say they are the same. Now as beautiful, and moving as the skylines cut scenes, and settings are the debate rages on whether or not video games are art.
Video games have inspired art, such as Gallery 1988's "I am 8-Bit" or any other piece of fan work that can be found with a Google search. But are they art?