Video games are art

Hello everyone. My name is Kenny Martin, and video games are one of several hobbies I enjoy spending time doing. Over the next few months I am going to publish a series of posts on this blog site attempting to argue for why video games are an art form, as opposed to something just for fun.

I will do this primarily by citing specific games that I feel best exemplify the elements of gaming which categorize the medium as art. Look for the first of these pieces to come shortly.

I will end this post by saying that the word art is by its nature is so loosely defined that any two people will likely have their own idea of what is art . With that said, I believe there are a few characteristics that are common to all definitions of what is art, and for what it is worth, here is the Encyclopedia Britannica’s definition of art: a visual object or experience consciously created through an expression of skill or imagination.

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