Just to stir up a little debate, I made this thread. To clarify a few points and rules: 1. Art refers to what you may call "Sublime art, great art, or high art", created by an artist, in which the viewer experiences his vision and is given emotion. There are many given definitions of art, but I will refer to this one. 2. Video Games refer to the medium, which means that you can mention any specific game from the medium which you regard as art or not. 3. Feel free to post any links to anything you would like. 4. No flaming/trolling please. We've had enough threads go to that. And for my viewpoint on the matter, here. I believe that video games have the capacity to become great or sublime art, although that has not been achieved at the time. While some may argue that works such as Shadow of the Colossus, Braid, or even Portal is art, artistic presentation does not make art. The problem that games have at the moment is the way they are used. The games have an aim to deliver fun or a pleasurable experience. There is nothing wrong with that at all, however, fun somewhat overrides the sense of emotion that some video games could possibly have. I believe that video games have the capacity to become art, however, no game as far as I have seen has transcended the limitations and delivered an experience that transcends the sense of enjoyment that they deliver. I may sense that this it is difficult to deliver this, due to the nature of games. Games create a non-linear experience and create a goal in which the player roots for himself, and it is difficult to experience the vision of the artist when you are the one that controls his work. However, this might still be achievable. The nature of the argument is quite similar to the question as to weather sports or board games (most especially chess) may be considered a form of high art. I am unsure of these two, but I do consider "watching" the game an experience that can be considered as art. Only time will tell if a video game has the guts to create a true artistic experience. My viewpoint.