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Idiot Declares Video Games Are Not Art

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I'll use this story in my Pop Culture course at the University of Ottawa to discuss the idiot class known as art critics.

"A survey of the past 2,500 years of art philosophy offers no support for the classification of games as art."
A survey of the past 2,500 years of philosophy would provide very weak indications of the classification of women as persons . . .

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  1. QuantumQrack's Avatar
    Video games have some of the best art in the world in my opinion. The Myst adventure series games blew me away with their art. I could go on an on actually, but I won't. :-)
  2. E-Male's Avatar
    The author is a professor of game design.

    I am always amazed at the foolishness my colleagues parade as knowledge.

    The man knows little of either art or games.

    Sad.
  3. Kebab-Kastike's Avatar
    As a studying graphics artist for the game industry, yes games are art. Every fine little detail comes together in an art using every bit of information humankind has gathered from art and use of colors - how to direct persons gaze on a piece of art, how to make distinguishable silhouettes for different classes of characters, how to make character stand out etc.
    I've been to art galleries and I've seen a upside down toilet be called art. If that is art, games are the pinnacle of art.

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