Unquestionably THE best video game designer/developer wears a beatles shirt. Does this mean that the beatles are indeed the best band of all time?
only fedoras believe video games are art
Based Kojima loves Based New Order.
I don't understand how people can argue that video games aren't art. It literally makes no sense to argue that the combination of visual art, sound, and plot is not art.
Some games aren't artful, but neither is 95+% of literature, music, film, etc.
Do you people even think?
>best video game designer/developer
Even Scaruffi doesn't hate the Beatles, he just questions the fact that nearly all rock critics consider them the greatest band of all time, which is totally justifiable, even if you think that they are.
Not just visual art, sound and narrative, but also programming, level design, gameplay design and animation contribute to it too. I don't see why people don't consider video games an art form either, it seems ignorant.
I guess some might have the mentality that video games are still toys for kids, which of course isn't true as some video games have intricate designs or are made for mature audiences. I could understand maybe a 50 year old genuinely thinking video games were just toys, but even then the people I've met that age have come to appreciate that it's a new creative medium.
> aren't noticeable for their artistic merits
Maybe if you're a fucking retard, but most people can appreciate them on an artistic level, whether its their level design, gameplay mechanics design, animation, coding, writing or simply for their visuals.
average maturity level of a gamer, getting emotional over someone daring to question the integrity of their toys.
there are no video games with a fraction of the merit of the best works of other mediums, that's why intellectuals and esthetes don't study or play video games. games are left for undiscerning nerds and manchildren who don't know what an actual great work piece looks like.
i mean literally anything can be appreciated as art
i think that games definitely have artistic qualities, and contain art
but generally when you play a video game you aren't appreciating art, and the art that you are appreciating usually is art of another medium that's tangentially related to the game itself (visuals, sound design, etc) rather than the way in which you are actually interacting with the game itself as an art form