• Nord Ronnoc

    Video Games as Art

    August 6, 2013 by Nord Ronnoc

    This is a response to James Habermann's rant on games as art.

    There has been numerous debates about whether or not video games could be considered to be art compared to the likes of film, literature, paintings, and comic books. The late Roger Ebert once said that video games can never be art because it as a structure: objectives, rules, points to complete, etc. However, he reiterated his point, saying that it wasn’t his place to judge such a medium without experiencing it first-hand.

    For me, to put it bluntly, video games can and have the potential to be art.

    Art is commonly defined as:

    the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.

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