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User Info: jrr18

jrr18
4 years ago#1
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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User Info: Banjo2553

Banjo2553
4 years ago#2
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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User Info: Stanger5150

Stanger5150
4 years ago#3
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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User Info: 656stooge

656stooge
4 years ago#4
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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User Info: jrr18

jrr18
4 years ago#5
Wow people said yes?
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User Info: CaptainLuka

CaptainLuka
4 years ago#6
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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User Info: 656stooge

656stooge
4 years ago#7
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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User Info: XxD3ADLYXx

XxD3ADLYXx
4 years ago#8
To me, video games aren't art. You're just playing, it's a virtual world to control.

User Info: Mattywright77

Mattywright77
4 years ago#9
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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User Info: 656stooge

656stooge
4 years ago#10
Rap. All rap. Every single piece of rap ever created, whether mainstream or underground, is crap.
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