This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.
mad_hax_man posted...I honestly wouldn't know. I would say that they have artistic aspects, and have the potential to be a very strong story telling medium, but in general they just aren't up to the same level as film, literature etc
I know that, I just don't know whether VG by their interactive, goal orientated nature can be considered art. They can be a great way of telling stories, and deserve to be respected. but that doesn't inherently make them art
"Hey bridesmaid, love the beard! Give's me something to hang onto!!"- Lord Flasheart
PoorCountry posted...mad_hax_man posted...I honestly wouldn't know. I would say that they have artistic aspects, and have the potential to be a very strong story telling medium, but in general they just aren't up to the same level as film, literature etc
I don't see the connection. Interactivity and objectives can't be conducive to, complemented, or founded by creativity? I guess I'm having trouble seeing why you made this point in response to my post, when the only exclusive aspect of it is the overlying "no."
Not every game but I'd consider many to be art.
every shape is an art and every movement is sport
Definition of art
1 [mass noun] the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power:
Oxford English dictionary definition. Discuss.
I think it's a little pretentious to call video games art, you have to draw the line between entertainment and art. I have a very simple rule: was it made to make a profit, to entertain, or to be appreciated?
Most games are the first two.
I use to be a strong advocate of the idea that video games were art.
THEN, Mass Effect 3 happened and when you have a community rallying behind a guy thats petitioning the Federal Trade Commission for ***** sake......the culture behind gaming, as it currently exists, will not allow video games to ever be considered art imho.
That one event sent the "video games / art" concept back to the stone ages.
Video games are NOT art.....no, they're little more than a commercial product that apparently MUST come with some guarantee of satisfaction.
GT/PSN: Evel138 Mad Moxxi
Video games are appreciated primarily for how they are played aka their gameplay; not how they look. You look at art. You play a game.
Of course this gen, publisher would have you think otherwise with the heavy push on graphics but shallow gameplay....
It's art if it's intended as art and/or perceived as art.
If neither, it just is a thing. And that's more than enough for most things.
It doesn't negate the creative merit to not call something art, because whatever it is, it's an expression of creativity by those that made it.
So yeah, let's just say that art is entirely subjective and leave it at that.
Know that if you allow someone to take advantage of you, they might make it a habit.
I dont consider games like call of duty are art but games like braid are definitely are
Playing: Guild Wars 2, BFBC2, Age of Empires Online
--Yoichi Wada needs to be fired--