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General: The Art of Video Games: Pac-Man to Mass Effect

SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126

Despite what Ebert says, there is no question that there is art in video games and it's beautifully illustrated in a new book. Today we take a look at "The Art of Video Games" and give it our full review attention. See what we discovered.

The popular art of our day is Video Games and it has finally been accepted into the mainstream as Art – the capital “A” – at no less than that swankiest of American art museums, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. The museum opened its exhibition “The Art of Video Games” with a three day GameFest on March 16, 2012. It is one of the first major exhibitions to explore over 40 years of evolution of video games as an artistic medium. We’ve come a long way baby!

Read more of Carolyn Koh's The Art of Video Games: Pac-Man to Mass Effect.




  • SmokeysongSmokeysong Member UncommonPosts: 247

    Ebert backed off from his statement about video games, I think it's rather narrow-minded to keep attrributing narrow-mindedness to him regarding this kind of art.

    How many of you can really appreciate a Picasso, or some of the classic literature, such as The Brothers Karamazov?


    Have played: Everquest, Asheron's Call, Horizons, Everquest2, World of Warcraft, Lord of the Rings Online, Warhammer, Age of Conan, Darkfall

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