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Debate over: Video games now officially art

Are games art? Yes. They are. Don’t argue! It’s the law.

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Games As Art headlines

  • Art of Video Games voting open

    The Smithsonian’s Art of Video Games exhibit has an incredible body of work to choose from, and the curators are seeking your assistance in doing just that. Voting has opened on the selection of just 240 representative titles from four decades of gaming goodness, with only eighty earmarked for inclusion in the final exhibit.

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  • Ueda "flattered" Shadow of the Colossus is considered art by many

    Fumito Ueda has told the US PS Blog that he’s “flattered” Shadow of the Colossus is considered a fine example for the games as art debate.

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  • Dyack says games are art, "gameplay is not everything"

    During his talk at Develop, Denis Dyack stated that gameplay is not everything when it comes to developing a title, and the aesthetic value must be considered an integral part. Basically, games are art. “Gameplay is not everything,” said Dyack. “If you look at the most popular games today, they are far more narrative-focused. If […]

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