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View Poll Results: Are video games an artform?
Yes 96 50.79%
No 10 5.29%
Not inherently, but some games could be considered as such. 75 39.68%
Mommy doesn't let me rot my brain 8 4.23%
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:44 PM   #1
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Are video games art?

A worthy topic of discussion as it has caused some debate. Are video games a legitimate art form, just as film or music is? Why or why not?

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Old 02-24-2013, 10:45 PM   #2
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:45 PM   #3
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:45 PM   #4
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:46 PM   #6
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:47 PM   #7
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Sure. Why not?

Grad student at my school paints roadkill. If that's art then video games better be.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:49 PM   #8
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"Not inherently, but some games could be considered as such."

^ is true. that also applies to music, film, literature and p much anything that could be construed as art
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:49 PM   #9
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Art is sex is video games is violence
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:50 PM   #10
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There is absolutely no way it isn't art.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:50 PM   #12
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:52 PM   #16
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:52 PM   #17
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:52 PM   #18
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Any creative medium can be art. Not all are, but they can be. Take a game based around one feeling, such as angst, the game focuses around this as a whole and the game is used to convey the meaning, this is art. A game based around just shooting Palestinians however is not.
So short answer, yes, Long answer Yes but not exclusivley.
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