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I don't think they should be considered art.
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Originally Posted by Horsemama1956 View Post
I don't think they should be considered art.
Umm...are you mad?
    
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I don't think they should be considered art.
any reason why not?

Games are a cooperative effort which involves lots of concept art, story design, 3d design etc. that's art in my book.
 
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I want to know how will this affect the jury's verdict on the California game law. Interesting couple of months up ahead!
    
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I don't think commercial constructs like video games should be receiving taxpayer dollars. I also don't want to pay the salary of some beaureaucrat to decide what receives said tax dollars.

Yet one more thing the government does not need to be doing.

That being said, Ebert is 100% wrong about video games not being capable of being art.
Edited by Mjolnir - 5/17/11 at 1:22pm
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I don't think they should be considered art.
If film is considered art then so should video games. Especially now that games and film have so much in common. The argument is that while games are comprised of various forms of art, they can never be art themselves, but isn't that what film is/has always been?

Writers pen the script, actors portray the roles, composers and musicians create the score, wardrobe supplies the costumes, props create the sets and a plethora of positions edit the film and add CGI effects.

Video games have all of these elements in one form or another. I'd argue that some games even thrust players into some of these roles, and interactivity does not undo the state of being art in my humble opinion.
Edited by Paradox me - 5/17/11 at 1:09pm
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Does World of Warcraft count!
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I have no doubt this thread will be locked very soon.

BUT!!! I see the pros and cons. Pros? More money to develop great games again. Cons? These works of "art" or "trash" will be judged by people who never play video games. They'll look at the name, ESRB rating, and decide from there. They need to play ALL of these games. Better yet? Start a thread here putting them to a vote.

For example, if they pick the Call Of Duty Series over Shadow Of The Colossus. I'll...
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EA= Eletronic Arts
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EA= Eletronic Arts
They may attempt to name The Sims art, but it's the most buggy game I've ever had the patience to play.
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