Videogames as Art

I’m tired of people arguing about whether or not videogames are art. Who are these fools? Yes, Shadow of the Colossus is pretty. Yes, the music is nice. And sure, Roger Ebert made you angry with his comments about video games. But seriously, now the CONTROLS are art, too?!?

Videogames are not art. Videogames are a medium on which you can create art. They’re nothing more than a canvas on which you can do some scribbles or create a deep, though provoking story line with gorgeous imagery. There’s a big difference between Pac-Man and Shadow of the Colossus, but they both have great gameplay. As gamers, we should be enjoying the gameplay. Let the historians argue about “art”.

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