Can Video Games Get Respect As Art?

from the how-things-go dept

A reporter who went to a “video game festival” found that video games still get less respect than movies – even in the case where a bad movie and a good video game are associated with each other. He admits that writing movie reviews is much easier, and requires less skill, than writing video game reviews. He also points out that video game reviewers, since they’re catering to video game fans, basically have to write the review as someone with gaming expertise, or they’ll get trashed by the fans. However, he wonders if all this pandering to the obsessive fans makes it more difficult for video games to enter the realm of “art” and mainstream media attention, like movies and music.

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