Articles tagged games as art

Telling Hamlet What to Do: Video Games, Art, and Cultural Hierarchies

Games have not stumbled upon a new way of creating and interacting with art, they have rediscovered an older system.

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‘League of Legends’ Is “Just a Game”

For all the articles discussing what the relationship between player and game is or how a title uses a certain trope, there are few essays about “just games.” If there’s a modern instance of “just a game,” it’s League of Legends.

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Why Video Games Might Not Be Art

Roger Ebert might have a point when he claims that 'games can never be art'. At least, Aristotle and T.S. Eliot would have agreed.

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28 Aug 2008 // 9:00 PM


The organic, malleable gameplay that Braid offers is refreshing in the context of a game that superficially looks to be a platformer.

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Randy Balma: Municipal Abortionist

The concept of video game design and architecture has been expressed by several academics and yet within it there doesn't seem to be much room for Randy Balma: Municipal Abortionist.

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game, game, game, and again game

game, game, game, and again game isn't so much a game trying to be art as it is a work of art borrowing from games.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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