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Video games are not art.

by J T Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:56 pm

By definition, a game is just a set of rules for a competitive event that is meant to be engaged in for fun. This is ultimately opposed to art. Art is not bound by rules. Art is not a competition. Art is not required to be fun. Art is expression of something more meaningful, whether that be personal or universal. But art is not a game.

Therefore, video games are not art. They borrow visuals, music, storytelling, and cinematics from other arts, but the games themselves are not art and can never be art.
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Re: Video games are not art.

by AppleQueso Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:58 pm

JT this is the most transparent April Fool's thread yet. Very disappointed.
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Re: Video games are not art.

by dunpeal2064 Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:34 pm

J T wrote: Art is not bound by rules.


The whole joke was good, but this was the best part.
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Re: Video games are not art.

by puke_face Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:40 pm

I fold like paper.
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Re: Video games are not art.

by Hatta Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:06 pm

The best part is the new avatar.
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Re: Video games are not art.

by Snowman Death Droid Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:36 pm

I absolutely, positively, 100% agree with the OP. :wink:
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Re: Video games are not art.

by J T Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:02 pm

I know it is hard to tell, but this thread is an April Fool's joke.

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Re: Video games are not art.

by MrPopo Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:19 pm

J T wrote:I know it is hard to tell, but this thread is an April Fool's joke.

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You know, I've seen that movie a bunch of times, and always enjoyed that scene. But it wasn't until you posted that gif that I realized there was also a terrible joke where they're in the "Supplies" room and say "Supplies" because they're using the Japanese Rangrage.
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Re: Video games are not art.

by Ack Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:21 pm

Seriously? You just noticed that?
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Re: Video games are not art.

by o.pwuaioc Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:23 pm

The joke is that anyone responded at all.

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