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Barker: Gaming Will Get Its "War and Peace"

When film critic Roger Ebert turned up his nose at video games, the multi-talented Barker jumped right in and stood up for the art form. While others disparage the medium, Barker is upbeat, saying:

"I think it stems from a very old idea of high art and low art that we've had in this country and actually originates, I think, in England. Very snobby idea about the fact that it's as much as anything about the people who produce the art as there is about the art form itself. The assumption is that the people who write comics are really people who simply can't write novels... Those high arts feel a little threatened when this other stuff comes along. I believe eventually there'll be a War and Peace of gaming. It'll happen."

You know, there are those who get things, and those who don't. Barker not only understands gaming, but art itself. Read on for the full interview.

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kss3708d ago

that novel kicks ass

aggh im on fire3707d ago

Some intersting points by Clive there. It's good to see someone with his standing defending games for a change rather than bi-littling them.
Gaming will evolve and will eventually be taking seriuosly by the media and no doubt they will be calling it a great new fad.... papers and tv are so out of touch with it.
Now Mr.Barker hurry up and finsh you Scarlett Gospels book now you have your game out of the way.