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Title: "Video games can never be art" says Roger Ebert
Post by: Ether on January 09, 2011, 02:47:09 PM
http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2010/04/video_games_can_never_be_art.html (http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2010/04/video_games_can_never_be_art.html)

Yeah, I know the article is kind of old. It seems that one of the most beloved film critics of all time believes that video games can never be art. Do you agree or disagree?
Title: Re: "Video games can never be art" says Roger Ebert
Post by: MattC on January 09, 2011, 03:11:11 PM
They're for entertainment, not for art.
Title: Re: "Video games can never be art" says Roger Ebert
Post by: Ryoux0 on January 09, 2011, 03:20:35 PM
They're for entertainment, not for art.

Yes but art can be entertainment as well.. See art is all opinions. What someone thinks is art is always the exact opposite of someone else. So I don't see how Ebert can just automatically label video games..
Title: Re: "Video games can never be art" says Roger Ebert
Post by: Ether on January 09, 2011, 03:22:50 PM
If I had a dime for every gamer that says that video games are a form of art, I'd be rich. In my opinion, the jury's still out on this one.
Title: Re: "Video games can never be art" says Roger Ebert
Post by: Mizore_Ice on January 09, 2011, 06:31:13 PM
Umm...yeah. Video games are for entertaining purposes basically. Though, I can sometimes call things that are in the video game art, but I wouldn't in an entirely call video games art.
Title: Re: "Video games can never be art" says Roger Ebert
Post by: Colyton on January 09, 2011, 06:51:38 PM
Video game's graphic, story and music, I think that can be consider as art even if it's main purpose is for entertainment.
Title: Re: "Video games can never be art" says Roger Ebert
Post by: Starlit Midnight on January 09, 2011, 06:57:27 PM
Graphics = Computer Animation which is a form of art.

Plus, look at all of the promotional art and box art. That's something.
Title: Re: "Video games can never be art" says Roger Ebert
Post by: 12socc3r45 on January 09, 2011, 11:15:47 PM
Everything is art. Anyone who doesn't think that should be tossed into the Dundrum Oubliette, cooked on a barbecue and served to the Argentinian government. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but, you get the idea.
Title: Re: "Video games can never be art" says Roger Ebert
Post by: Waluigi48 [rip in pizzas] on January 10, 2011, 07:45:39 AM
Video games are just for the people who never want to think there is more than life. Basically, it's not art, it's just an awesome boredom breaker.
Title: Re: "Video games can never be art" says Roger Ebert
Post by: cookieboy17 on January 10, 2011, 03:15:05 PM
This is an old and s***ty argument, just some buttface trying to make news by saying something absurd.
Title: Re: "Video games can never be art" says Roger Ebert
Post by: ttwashere on January 12, 2011, 05:32:03 PM
This is an old and s***ty argument, just some buttface trying to make news by saying something absurd.
He has cancer, thats why his face looks like that.
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_pLmMug9YFkw/TRzdW3n7EfI/AAAAAAAADIs/JhLbjnjStq8/s1600/roger-ebert.jpg)

Plus didn't he say this nearly a year+ ago lol
Title: Re: "Video games can never be art" says Roger Ebert
Post by: Starlit Midnight on January 12, 2011, 05:33:22 PM
No, I think it was in September of 2010.
Title: Re: "Video games can never be art" says Roger Ebert
Post by: ttwashere on January 12, 2011, 05:34:53 PM
No, I think it was in September of 2010.
I remember talking about this on Manly Party Forum a while back, think Ama posted it.
Title: Re: "Video games can never be art" says Roger Ebert
Post by: Starlit Midnight on January 12, 2011, 05:36:14 PM
Well, I just go by the dates of GameInformer. (October Issue)

I went to /v/ too and they had a quick blurb about it in Sept.
Title: Re: "Video games can never be art" says Roger Ebert
Post by: Snowy on January 12, 2011, 05:37:46 PM
*points to Flower and Catherine, the new Horror erotica game by Atlus (F*** YEAH DAY ONE BUY)*
Title: Re: "Video games can never be art" says Roger Ebert
Post by: MattC on January 12, 2011, 05:38:33 PM
Depo brought this up a while back on NC :P
Title: Re: "Video games can never be art" says Roger Ebert
Post by: Starlit Midnight on January 12, 2011, 05:40:49 PM
I want Catherine.

Gimme a discount. :I
Title: Re: "Video games can never be art" says Roger Ebert
Post by: ttwashere on January 12, 2011, 05:41:52 PM
Depo brought this up a while back on NC :P
Yeah it was probably him not Ama. My bad.

@Kona well i'm sure ebert's original article is on the Sun-Time's website.

Fourth month of 2010 he posted it:
http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2010/04/video_games_can_never_be_art.html

Although he says that he said it far before that was ever posted.
Title: Re: "Video games can never be art" says Roger Ebert
Post by: Snowy on January 12, 2011, 05:42:38 PM
I want Catherine.

Gimme a discount. :I
You work there, buy it yourself. :I
Title: Re: "Video games can never be art" says Roger Ebert
Post by: Starlit Midnight on January 12, 2011, 05:50:10 PM
I want Catherine.

Gimme a discount. :I
You work there, buy it yourself. :I

They won't give me discounts since I can take 2 games home every week.

And i'm pretty sure they won't let me bring an erotic game home. :P
Title: Re: "Video games can never be art" says Roger Ebert
Post by: cookieboy17 on January 12, 2011, 05:53:07 PM
This is an old and s***ty argument, just some buttface trying to make news by saying something absurd.
He has cancer, thats why his face looks like that.
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_pLmMug9YFkw/TRzdW3n7EfI/AAAAAAAADIs/JhLbjnjStq8/s1600/roger-ebert.jpg)

Plus didn't he say this nearly a year+ ago lol
Now I fee bad. :-\
Title: Re: "Video games can never be art" says Roger Ebert
Post by: Snowy on January 12, 2011, 06:02:11 PM
I want Catherine.

Gimme a discount. :I
You work there, buy it yourself. :I

They won't give me discounts since I can take 2 games home every week.

And i'm pretty sure they won't let me bring an erotic game home. :P
I get discounts, but I haven't asked to bring any home. :P