Focal Day 5

Another post focusing on games as art. This article talks more about video games and whether or not they can be considered art. This article as a whole is mostly more of the same, but one quote is extremely important. Film Critic Roger Ebert said: “Video games by their nature require player choices, which is the opposite of the strategy of serious film and literature, which requires authorial control.” Ebert states that games cannot be art because they are not controlled by the same rules constantly, and the content of games is constantly in flux. Of course Tim Schafer would say in response: “If Marcel Duchamp can stick a urinal in a gallery and say it’s art, then I’m going to go out on a limb and say Okami is too.”


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