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Posted 7/14/13
I think so.

Video games unlock a way to express someones creativity like no other form of entertainment can. The characters experiences become your experiences. They can teach you things about the world and about yourself. It bothers me that outside of the gaming community itself, video games are still not considered any more valuable than a distraction or as an idiots form of entertainment.

So, do you think video games are a form of art and why?
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Yes they express thoughts and sometimes offer different views on things
Posted 7/14/13
They can be art. The visuals, the story, whatever. Even generic games take a certain kind of skill to put together. One can call those games derivative just like many individual pieces people claim is art.
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Posted 7/17/13
Everything we make and everything around us is technically art.
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Posted 7/21/13
It consists on many forms or art. Writing, graphics, music, acting... I don't think of games themselves as art.
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Posted 7/22/13

MysticGon wrote:

It consists on many forms or art. Writing, graphics, music, acting... I don't think of games themselves as art.


So would it be right to consider movies art? I mean, a movie is a combination of those things too.
The fact is, everything we make is art. The real question is are video games high art? Do they express their creators intent and make us truly feel for what it depicts?
Yes.
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Posted 8/9/13
Everything is art.
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Posted 8/12/13
Of course, video games are without a doubt art. Kind of like what MysticGon said, its the components that make up the games that make it art.
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Posted 8/29/13
You really can't say Video Games aren't Art AT ALL! It doesn't matter what any non gaming activist says, Video Games need crafting, design, and all in all polish, the basis of art! Also, it shares someone's giant massive world to explore like Infamous or KOF or GTA!
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Posted 8/30/13
Yes, they're art. I'm of the opinion that any creative endeavor is art, and video games certainly fall into that category.
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Posted 9/6/13
They could be. But I don't see them being sold for 300million at auctions like paintings and the like.
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Posted 9/7/13
Yes, video games are art.
True like some forms of art like painting and drawing they aren't exactly the work of a single individual but when it all comes together it certainly is art.
The writing that goes into many games, the character and environment design, how can you say that isn't art?

People just don't want to see video games as art, but that just makes them even more like art, because they're controversial. Art has caused controversy in the past, and video games have been doing it on a regular basis for nearly 30 years. First they're too addictive, then they're too violent, then they CAUSE violence, seriously I'm guessing we all know the list goes on and on

In short yes video games are art.
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Posted 9/23/13
Video games are 100% art, even more so than other things that are art lol .
and i just don't mean those artsy games either, i mean any quality video game of whatever genre
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Posted 9/24/13
Like others (most here, I think) have said, video games can be art. Like movies and books, video games have their fair share of pure, profit driven product and porn, and not just sexual.

If the game can make you feel something for it's characters or world, or make you think about something in a way you hadn't before, then it is art.
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Posted 9/28/13
I didn't think so until I played Silent Hill 2, that game blends art and literature perfectly to make a creepy and engrossing game.
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