Roger Ebert Says Games Are Getting Better...Still Not Sure If They're Art


Posted December 12, 2008 - By Raymond Padilla

Movie critic Roger Ebert just won't give games any credit. He's already told the world that video games are not art (a completely ignorant opinion) and he just keeps flapping his gums on the matter. Replying to a comment on one of his recent articles, Ebert said:

"I am still not sure video games can be 'art' in the sense that we use it in this thread, but I am convinced they are getting a lot better. However, if I had at the beginning of my career been told I would spend the next 41 years playing video games, I would have taken up professional knitting."

Games are just fine. There were great games 20 years ago and there are great games today. Saying that "they are getting a lot better" is just idiotic and wrongfully dismisses brilliant games from the '80s. While I believe that most games are not art, there are certainly quite a few that transcend this form of interactive entertainment and should be considered works of artistic expression. Ico and Okami are two of my personal favorites that fall into that category.

Do you guys agree with Ebert? Or do you think games can be art? If so, what are some games that you consider to be art?


Tags: Movies, Tech
Roger Ebert Says Games Are Getting Better...Still Not Sure If They're Art


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