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Roger Ebert is a Jerk and an idiot

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Date: Apr 20, 2010 - 07:36 AM
Ebert says that games "can never be art":

Having once made the statement above, I have declined all opportunities to enlarge upon it or defend it. That seemed to be a fool's errand, especially given the volume of messages I receive urging me to play this game or that and recant the error of my ways. Nevertheless, I remain convinced that in principle, video games cannot be art. Perhaps it is foolish of me to say "never," because never, as Rick Wakeman informs us, is a long, long time. Let me just say that no video gamer now living will survive long enough to experience the medium as an art form.
Given that I already have experienced the medium as a definite art form, I release the following counterstatement: Roger Ebert needs to stop being an elitist douchebag and go play a game (yes, GAME) like ICO or Shadow of the Colossus.

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