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briandmyers  ·  3706 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Smithsonian calls video games art, adds two to permanent collection

    Shadow of the Colossus or Myst might qualify, GTA V doesn't.

Art is in the eye of the beholder, also. I believe there are, absolutely, moments of art in the GTA games; mostly in the dialogue and cut-scenes, but here's a better example: if you've played through GTA:SA, there's a point in the game (which is set in the 1990's) in which the city erupts in rioting. THAT was some A-1 art there, IMHO. Maybe not beauty, but definitely art; it was a jaw-dropping history lesson, extremely well executed and with a visceral emotional punch, if you are old enough to remember this :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_Los_Angeles_riots