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Games Are Art, MoMA Declares, Ebert Can Suck It

Justin Belin writes, "For the most part, the debate as to the merit and the extent of artistic expression that is contained within electronic entertainment (read: videogames) has grown long in the tooth by 2011. Droves of believers have wasted endless virtual breath crying foul at the well-documented and only recently pseudo-retracted blasphemy of Roger Ebert. Because ultimately, and to paraphrase another tired argument, art is in the eye of the beholder. If you look upon Shadow of the Colossus, Flower, Braid, Catherine, or even Modern Warfare and see something that speaks to you with the same voice you hear when you gaze upon the canvases of Thomas Eakins, Keith Haring, or even Jim Lee, there is simply nothing a movie critic, or anyone, can do to tell you with any conviction that your feelings are wrong."

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