Roger Ebert Admits That He Was (Partially) Wrong about Video Games

In April, Roger Ebert declared that video games are not only not a form of art, but can never be art. This caused quite a stir among gamers, and Ebert has partially retracted his position. Among other issues, he thinks that he should never have declared that games could not be an art form in theory and that he shouldn't have made such a blanket statement without playing more video games:

My error in the first place was to think I could make a convincing argument on purely theoretical grounds. What I was saying is that video games could not in principle be Art. That was a foolish position to take, particularly as it seemed to apply to the entire unseen future of games. This was pointed out to me maybe hundreds of times. How could I disagree? It is quite possible a game could someday be great Art.

Link via Kotaku | Photo: Taylor Evans/Chicago Sun-Times

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