​Video Games as Art
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​Video Games as Art

[email protected] At first this was going to be an article arguing that video games are art. This is an issue that I find very important and feel many people are unaware of. Video games are a relatively new medium changing the culture as we know it and yet are often seen as mindless entertainment. But upon further research I found that, while not done to death, this subject has been thoroughly covered by sources who made most of the same arguments that I would. After dropping that idea, I realized there was a deeper subject that had been scratching at my brain for several months. What makes video games art? I have tossed out the idea that video games are art to several people over the past few years and the response has been generally the same. It’s usually something along the lines of, “Well, yes. I suppose with the graphics and the narratives and characters, they could be considered art.” While the dozen people who have said this to me don’t constitute a general consensus, this frame of mind is interesting. Are the graphic design, the narratives, characters or even original scores what make video games art? This […]

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