Video games are art

Slashdot is reporting that Roger Ebert recently said he doesn’t believe video games are art.

Video games are art! It’s as simple as that. 🙂 I’m sorry! Anything you create to inspire others or yourself is art. Video games influence people’s lives, and they serve as a creative outlet for the people that make them.

No, they’re probably not at the “level” yet of movies, but that will come in due time. It took the film industry in America 70 years to become a respected art form, it will probably take the game industry just as long.