Saturday, October 16, 2010

Video games are art!

Nicole McBride
English 111 1230PM
16 October 2010

Feeder 3.3
Exercise 2.1: In the online article "Scott Pilgrim Reviews Reveal What Film Critics Really Think of Gamers" by Dennis Scimeca, he writes about how video games are art and entertainment just like film and music. Scimeca quotes from film critics about the negative reviews they gave about the film Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. He says that those critiquing the film subject those who it is aimed as basically losers and hopes that it offends them. Scimeca states that while film and music are not progressing, the game industry is. He justifies that if the game industry is not High Art, then their production definitely is. Scimeca says that those who actually play video games need to take the places of those critics because they actually know what they're talking about. He ends with that gamers shouldn't care whether their chosen art form is worthy or not, but it should definitely be heard and put out there.
Exercise 2.3: "Scott Pilgrim Reviews Reveal What Film Critics Really Think of Gamers" by Dennis Scimeca states that film critics do not believe that video games are an art. Video games are indeed an art. Video games require creativity, originality, research, computer skills, and so much more. How is that not art? The design and thought process that goes into the production of a video game requires just as much thought, if not more, than film production. In the article, Scimeca says that video gamers should be insulted by the negative comments by film critics, but then he says that video gamers should not care if people declare video games an art form or not. I think video gamers should care, I know I would if I was indeed a video gamer. If I developed a video game and no one declared my game as a high art, I'd be mad because I obviously put a lot of time and thought into that game. I would suggest that all film critics play several video games to actually see what they are degrading. How can one talk and give their opinion on something that they know nothing about? That is like giving your review of a film before seeing it. Video games are a high art and need to be viewed as such.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent work, Nicole. I really like your analogy of a non-gamer judging gamers being like reviewing a film before seeing it.