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user-inactivated  ·  3814 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Smithsonian calls video games art, adds two to permanent collection

Sorry I'm late, I just read all this. (Go hubski newsletter!)

So, I just caught myself thinking the following: "some video games are art, but some are not." Now, on the surface that sounds reasonable. Shadow of the Colossus or Myst might qualify, GTA V doesn't. But then I tried substituting "some music is art, but some is not"; "some movies are art, but some are not"; ....

Those make much less sense in my opinion, especially music -- you can't judge some music art and some not (can you? ha!). So where does that leave us? Because I firmly believe that some video games are beautiful works of art, but most just aren't.

Out of time to write anymore unfortunately, very unpolished thoughts. Will ruminate more while driving. EDIT: eightbitsamurai