Videogames as Art: Does it Really Matter?

Dick Ward writes: "Last week the internet was abuzz yet again with the Twittering of angry gamers because Roger Ebert refused to categorize videogames as an art form. But really, why does it matter?"

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Captain Tuttle4401d ago

I suppose one could say that video games have the POTENTIAL to be art (even bad art)but just because they're primarily a visual medium/experience certainly doesn't make them art by default. I suppose the potential is there.

Rather than ask if video games are art a person first has to define exactly what art is. There are museums full of pieces that many consider art but that I think are garbage (not even bad art).

It ultimately comes down to the individual and for me I agree with the writer. It doesn't really matter.