We need to start professing gaming's artistic merit through intelligent introspective and be critics for once.
"I've never really defended video games as art to anyone that I know because I feel it's a silly argument. When you experience amazing works of interactive entertainment on a regular basis, the notion is obvious." Great quote and good read.
A nice article. I think the "Are games art?" debate is one of the most over-beaten dead horses in this whole industry.
i hate these arguments. Everyone will say any movie is an artists vision, books of any genre except reference material is considered art but video games still have the stigma of not being art. So by that logic scary movie is art but heavy rain is not? It makes me cringe to think that even certain types of porn are considered art but for some reason the metal gear universe is just a game.
The point is, if your going to defend games, do it somewhere other than a game site. Or let them speak for themselves. And eventually the world will sort itself out.
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