Ebert: Videogames Not 'High Art'


Posted July 23, 2007 - By Mike D'Alonzo

Roger Ebert has, by all accounts, very little time left on Earth, in this life anyway. So, why he would choose to use it rankling gamers is completely beyond us, yet that's exactly what he's doing. Seems Mr. Thumbs Up has decided that videogames aren't "high art," since the artist fails to see it through completion, and once a gamer gets a hold of the game, he changes the concept by playing it, therefore nullifying the art.

Oh, Roger. You done opened up a can of whoop-ass, and din't even know it, boy. Do you have any idea what happens to you when you piss off the gaming community? We sure do. Listen...you might wanna go underground for a while. Just in case. In the meantime, Gene Siskel did not say, from beyond the grave, "Roger's a tool. Always has been. If you can't look at Metal Gear Solid and consider it art, then you deserve to have a brick thrown through your hospice window."

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Ebert: Videogames Not 'High Art'


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