Hi guys! I'm new here so I'm sorry if this thread has already popped up but I'm curious, as gamers, do you think it is important for games to be considered art? Are they already art?
Games have certainly come a long way in the last 2 decades, the Playstation popularised gaming and made it "cool" for the most part. Then over the course of the 00s, games such as MGS2/3/4, GTA, Resident Evil 4, Okami, LOZ: Wind Waker, FF and so on have really pushed the boundaries in terms of what can be done in the medium with story and emotion. Heavy Rain and TLOU can be added to that list too.
But it is still rare for the so called "mainstream media" to acknowledge games as legitimate forms of art. Ultimately, does any of it matter for you as a gamer? Sound of guy :)