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Video games need a new name to be accepted as real art

#1jrr18Posted 4/4/2013 8:41:12 PM
yes no or potatoe - Results (71 votes)
yes they should be interactive narrative storys
9.86% (7 votes)
7
No thats stupid
32.39% (23 votes)
23
I'm a potatoe
35.21% (25 votes)
25
how about fictional scenario simulators
1.41% (1 votes)
1
I hate snooty art types
21.13% (15 votes)
15
This poll is now closed.
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#2Banjo2553Posted 4/4/2013 8:44:39 PM
As much as I'd like for certain video games to be declared art, calling them interactive media instead of just video games seems weird and unnecessary to me.
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#3Stanger5150Posted 4/4/2013 8:45:54 PM
I don't need a new name to consider them "art". To me, they are, and I don't understand how anyone can experience a game like Okami and not feel that way.

Art has always meant more to me than graphical power. Great art can be found on almost every console, from every generation.
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#4656stoogePosted 4/4/2013 8:50:50 PM
I was going to make a topic about this a while back, my old friend lazy came over and I never got around to it.

But yes, the term 'game' is definitely holding the medium back in terms of being regarded as art..
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#5jrr18(Topic Creator)Posted 4/4/2013 8:51:49 PM
Wow people said yes?
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#6CaptainLukaPosted 4/4/2013 8:56:11 PM
Stanger5150 posted...
I don't need a new name to consider them "art". To me, they are, and I don't understand how anyone can experience a game like Okami and not feel that way.

Art has always meant more to me than graphical power. Great art can be found on almost every console, from every generation.


Games are an art form. Not all games are art. Okami is art. Games like Sonic '06 are not art. I feel like everyone just yells, "ALL GAMES ARE ART" or "GAMES CAN'T BE ART" and they're all just "HURRRRR DURRRR" at each other when there is a clear and logical alternative.

Some games are full of high quality, well thought out, meaningful writing and thought provoking themes. Some games are just a cash-in commission. Some games are just garbage with no thought or effort.
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#7656stoogePosted 4/4/2013 8:56:14 PM
By the way, I said voted yes, but I prefer the term 'interactive media'.

Although I don't like the idea that people think every game is art nowadays. That would be like calling the Wayans brothers films or rap music art just because they exist in a medium that can give way to artistic creations.
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#8XxD3ADLYXxPosted 4/4/2013 8:58:53 PM
To me, video games aren't art. You're just playing, it's a virtual world to control.
#9Mattywright77Posted 4/4/2013 9:00:49 PM
656stooge posted...
By the way, I said voted yes, but I prefer the term 'interactive media'.

Although I don't like the idea that people think every game is art nowadays. That would be like calling the Wayans brothers films or rap music art just because they exist in a medium that can give way to artistic creations.

You just called your own bluff, there is a lot of art in rap music once you scrape past the mainstream.

Thats the same attitude ebert had.

Oh, i voted potato.
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#10656stoogePosted 4/4/2013 9:02:27 PM
Rap. All rap. Every single piece of rap ever created, whether mainstream or underground, is crap.
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