This is /3/.
I'm sure it'll get a second or even third wind shortly. Just need more
people to weigh in.
Just my thoughts:
is the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way
to affect the senses or emotions." -Thanks Wikipedia
specific games, as a whole video games are created for our
entertainment, same as movies. So the question being: Is being
entertained the same as having altered someone's senses or emotions. So I
would say generally, yes video games as a whole are a form of art.
Granted you probably won't walk into an art gallery and see giant
screens of video games. I think that's just art shifting a bit, people
don't need to visit such places to see art, We're become more homey as
of lately, and so what better place for people to see said art than
their own living rooms.
Id be curious to see if one day we have
some sort of multiplayer video game experience in public. Sort of like a
movie theater, but each person would have a controller. Probably won't
happen just because it doesn't make much sense economically, but who
knows, maybe some accountant can figure that out.
there will always be those video games that spark a thought or emotion
in their players, from nostalgia to just amazement. At the same time
there will always be games made just for the sake of money. Those bring
down the industry. I'm having a hard time thinking about it in terms of
2d art, but I'm sure there's an example out there of something created
poorly just for the sake of money.
With advances in technology,
we're seeing better and better games, better lighting to help carry an
emotion, smoothing fps so the player isn't disconnected from the game
play, and even more realism if that helps out the story. What I'm
waiting to see is more time and effort being put back into stories. The
movie industry is facing the same problem, creators are relying on
visuals and leaving stories to be ironed out later.