Should videogames be classed as art is the question raised in this article. Are videos games an accepted medium of art by its very definition.
... just as it is with movies, books, etc.
Very true. Flower to me, was art. I can still go back to play that game and it puts me in a perfect relaxed state.
In terms of artistic design I think all games should be considered art. Some of the renditions of real world items and locations are spectacular. Considering how things used to look 10 - 15 years ago.
Totally agree, I think occasionally some games can feel like art. But in every game, there is underlying art within the game, from world objects right down to an extremely balanced system. Don't forget that art is subjective, and that to a dev, an incredibly well designed game engine is going to look like art in motion
No. don't be silly, paintings and stuff that is art, maybe poetry... people who make games and think its art are obviously shit with a paintbrush!
What makes paintings and poetry art to you?
Art is subjective, often art colleges teach you all sorts of bull now. to me sticking lots of multi-colored bits of paper to a block of wood is not art, yet in this day and age it apparently is. You are nothing but a tool if you take art as what is current. Art is dead, the true greats are gone for good and never will paintings be the same focus of art as they used to be. You know there's a very famous artist now for displaying her filthy bedroom, Yet games carry some of the most amazing concept artwork through into a game world, many artists see a game developers work as art. It's a shame that gamers have a had time seeing it that way though, appreciate the work you are being presented
do you ever listen to yourself when you speak, or at least read your comments. that has got to be the silliest thing ive heard in ages
art in the stereotypical sense does not include video games. If I were to ask my old art teacher he would say no. If you were to ask an auctioneer he would say no.
The age old question in gaming.....
Just like movies, books, and physical art- only a small portion of what's out there is really good art. There's a lot of failed attempts and some really heinous crap, but there are a few greats among the games library - titles like Shadow of the Colossus, Flower, and even Silent Hill 2 had some great atmosphere and a tremendous story. Games are much more difficult to classify as "art". I mean, even Shadow of the Colossus. How artistic is it for the hero to be running into the corner of a room for 45 minutes, or glitching out? Giving people control of the game can lend itself to very "un artful" moments, haha. Books, movies, paintings, etc. are all as-is - you can't change anything about them.
Which reminds me the Mega Man Star Force OCW comes out this month! Udon has been doing a good job bringing over artbooks and now they aren't just doing Capcom ones either. They got Tony Taka's work on the Shining series, Valkyria Chronicles, Atelier series, Ar Tonelico series and probably more I forgot... Also tbh with you guys Japanese games tend to be more artistic than western ones... especially if they have some sort of mangaka on the team haha What the previous commenters have said are already good enough to answer what this article has asked...
Art is matter of perspective and subjective... I consider porn is one kind of art.. see what i did there? lol
When compared to the things like the unmade bed by Tracey Emins, which is in the Tate Modern in London, is considered art then the beautiful graphics in some video games must definately be considered art.
The SCOTUS and a government body in the US said games are art already.
absolutely. i think to deny it is somewhat ignorant especially when there are sooo many games out there (some more artistic than others). for me the ultimate examples of art ive experienced over the years include Flower, Sotc, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Silent Hill 2, Metal Gear Solid, Tumble, Phoenix Wright, Myst, Final Fantasy 7, Viewtiful Joe, Jet Set Radio, Okami, Rez HD and the list goes on and on the more i think about true beauties ive played over the years. art is not only the visual prowress of the game but also stories and emotions one can attach with games. eg: http://n4g.com/news/819772/... looking forward to trying out catherine too, sounds interesting
Games have always been consider art by me, Well obviously some more so than others, Im a bit of an artist so I guess I see things a little differently. Anyway I still think games should be globally recognised as art.
If the likes of the Cannes Film Festival consider Porn an art then by all means gaming should be considered too.
they use to be art...now you got so call hardcore gamers that only care about graphics and first person shooters.. and not art direction..thats why im so glad wiiu will be powerful and hd and with the controller....cause altough nintendo games will be hd they will still have amazing colors and art direction
Ocarina Of Time was art in itself that game was outstanding.
I believe this question has already been answered seeing as how MOMA now have a section in their museum specifically for games. AND the US government now recognize video games as an art form. I understand the topic and all. But put it to rest. Its been settled.
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