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#96 - dontknowmeatall (10/25/2013) [+] (13 replies)
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A video game has a characteristic books have tried to emulate since the first text was written: the ability to actually put you into the story. The artistic part is not only one part of it, but the whole thing. By playing, you're not just watching a character, you are becoming the character. Meeting Epona, catching your first pokèmon, facing desperation while crowded by zombies, watching Wheatley become evil, realizing the truth of your life in Bioshock, trying to save your son in Heavy Rain, even something as simple as getting your Sim a date, it's all you. You become part of the story, you live all those things not only as a watcher, but as a person. It's all part of you, your memories, your feelings. You learn from it, you change your view of the world for it, you are it. A video game is not art because it contains art, it's art because it gives to you the same things art does. You love it, you dedicate your time to it, you become one with your controls. If that's not art, then I don't know what is.

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#2 - wardd (10/24/2013) [+] (25 replies)
I think yahtzee is a better comedian than critic. A good critic should be able to admit it when something is good.
#6 to #2 - ninjamyles **User deleted account** (10/24/2013) [-]
just watch him talk about amnesia (the first one) half life, silent hill two or batman arkam asylum. He know's a good game when he plays one, dose that mean they're flawless? Fuck no! He knows that. to quote him
"consider me a praiser by exception and everything i don't talk about is fine."
#12 - skjalg (10/24/2013) [+] (1 reply)
This man has some profound life philosophies
#88 - thatguythatlaughs (10/25/2013) [+] (1 reply)
and because of zero punctuation I read that really fast
#7 - devout feminist (10/24/2013) [-]
Videogames are as much of an art form as any other. I want to accent the word "form" here - it is a shape through which we can strive to convey meaning. Just as a painting or a movie can be considered a masterpiece, so it can be with a video game. It might take another 50 or so years (I hope less) untill we realize that. Just look at the history of recent art forms - film and comics (or "visual novel" if you want). Those were in the begging also only considered only a primitive form of entertainment but over the course of time gained recognition. You still have shitty movies and comic books for small kids (don't get me wrong, I'm not sayin those things are inferior), but in the same way, you have a lot of shitty paintings, awful novels and classical music which is unlistenable
What I'm trying to say that is that I think (and hope) that in time we will come to recognise video games (or virtual reality simulations) as art - we will have our Mozarts and Steinbecks of video games.
User avatar #103 - seniorawesomesauce (10/25/2013) [+] (4 replies)
I honestly thought that that was Doug Walker the Nostalgia Critic...
#90 - isconfuzzled (10/25/2013) [+] (7 replies)
If music is considered art, storytelling is considered art, and visual design is considered art, how i something that combines all three not art? I've played plenty of games with breathtaking visuals, amazing music, and complex plots with great character development and symbolism. I've played games that are as emotionally engaging as any films/books/etc., especially since you directly control the main character. There are dumb, mindless games sure, but there are also stupid generic pop songs and shitty uninspired movies. Honestly, I don't see how anyone can argue that video games aren't on par with other art forms.
User avatar #63 - thebestpieever (10/25/2013) [-]
As an aloof, empty shell of a person I take offence to this.
User avatar #11 - ReignFox (10/24/2013) [-]
He kinda looks like Doug Walker...
User avatar #1 - nimba (10/24/2013) [-]
what an intensely likeable person
#100 - daemascus (10/25/2013) [+] (2 replies)
I love his work in Zero Punctuation as much as the next guy but what i appreciate about him the most his how entertaining an author he is. If any of you bastards have not yet read/bought/masturbated-to Mogworld i really recommend you pick it it.
Very good read.
User avatar #56 - privateblakevell (10/25/2013) [+] (3 replies)
I mean if we really think about it, what the fuck is art? What makes an artist? What's the difference between a glass sculpture of a dolphin and that same sculpture just turned into a smoking pipe? The pipe is tied to something bad? Schindler's List is tied to something bad and that won ACADEMY AWARDS!
#111 - aliflol (10/25/2013) [-]
Shit, I thought that was the Nostalgia Critic.
#47 - TehFunnyMan (10/25/2013) [-]
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#125 - ridivey (10/25/2013) [-]
now if only i could tell other people that with self confidence
now if only i could tell other people that with self confidence
#76 - itsthatguyagain (10/25/2013) [-]
God I love me some Yahtzee.
User avatar #58 - Shiny (10/25/2013) [-]
Pretending not to care about things is what vapid people do to act cool, because all that they have going for them is social standing
User avatar #24 - xdeathspawnx (10/24/2013) [-]
If directing a movie, animating a cartoon, and writing a book are all forms of art then I don't see why making a video game is not. Sure, there are inappropriate games that might be considered less "artistic" or "mature" but movies like dumb and dumber or the hangover are still considered art, so I don't see why video games as a whole can't be considered art. Technically hentai is art. It might not be respectable but it still technically under the art forms of drawing and animation.
User avatar #5 - chryssis (10/24/2013) [+] (2 replies)
>getting exited
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