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i thought everyones government was in debt hardcore. why are they funding video games?
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i thought everyones government was in debt hardcore. why are they funding video games?
They are. Still won't stop them from spending.
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Is this art?



By all definitions (including its purest) it is. Now I can understand your misgivings about it because it looks just like a copy of something else (it basically is ). But at the end of the day it serves one purpose: to exist and be looked upon. That's why it was created.
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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...
Just to add another con.. it's tax payer money.
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I see this a a good thing. It removes the biggest roadblock that has been holding games back as an artform: the bottom line. Honestly? If it weren't for the industry's decade-plus obsession with ever more expensive graphics technology, we probably wouldn't be in the rut that we are (with a few exceptions). AAA games are so expensive now that the industry is paralyzed by the need to make a profit. Remove that from the equation and you have the ability to make something outside the protective cocoon that the big publishers have wrapped themselves in.

Will every game funded by the NEA be worthwhile? Piss Christ tells me "no." But think on this: if this gives rise to a non-profit game publisher that can charge less and then funnel any net income back into the development studios rather than into shareholder's pockets, wouldn't that be a good thing?
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i swear.....the engine is running, but there is nobody behind the wheel
    
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The very same government that said "[LSD] does not increase creativity"?

I dunno if any worthwhile game would qualify for this .
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Maybe mirrors edge 2 will finally come out.
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meanwhile universities get cut another $1billion
    
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meanwhile universities get cut another $1billion
You do realize that recognizing video games as art does not actually increase this organization's budget, right? And that the organization has only given as grants a total of a little over $4 billion in the last 45 years?

This is not the scapegoat you're looking for.
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