Indeed, and there's the "Games can/not be art!" arguments still doing the rounds.|
Although in that case I think - who cares? "Art Games" are a pretentious breed anyway and rarely fun. Games are first and foremost entertainment, surely? If something can be "art" on top, then fine. But art as an objective is basically a charted course off Niagara Falls in a barrel wearing nothing but a My Little Pony-themed Onesie.
Seems many want games to be accepted by the art world. But I think it's stupid to want to be accepted. First things first, do the game thing. If art critics don't buy it, fine. It doesn't make it any less credible as a work though.
That said, £50,000 for a dirty loo seat makes me wonder if the art critic crowd is really the kind of audience we should be aiming to please, instead of, you know, the consumer?
Master of Tekisuto No Kabe. *bows*
And you're reading this why?!