Videogames as art - Laughlin, G. Conor English 102 February...

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Laughlin, G. Conor English 102 February 2, 2009 Videogames: art with a digital paintbrush What is art? This question has been the subject of much debate in some groups. . However, one, fairly new medium has come up in the last half century: videogames. Many would say that videogames are just mindless simulations of sex, violence, and rot your brain. Well, many people said the same things about music, movies, and literature, at one point in time, but all of those are considered to be art forms. Why can’t videogames be considered? They have aspects of all three of the aforementioned art forms. Most videogames these days have a sound track, whether an original score or just a compilation of appropriate music. Visual effects are also becoming more prominent in videogames. More and more games are starting to have beautiful visuals, whether artistic or realistic. Also, games are providing more and more engaging stories for gamers to follow. By including aspects of other forms, I believe that videogames are fast becoming the next major art outlet. Videogames, since their inception, have been viewed by some as another mindless children’s toy. They have been ridiculed for corrupting the youth of America and that of the world. There is no better example than Mortal Kombat and Castle Wolfenstein 3D in
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