Miyamoto: "I Never Said Games Are Art"

Plurralbles

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potatowave said:
I think it's just Miyamoto being excessively humble. I mean, look at the guy. He looks like if you shot him in the face he'd apologize for standing in the way of your bullets.

Edit: on-topic, I think gaming just needs a few more years to gain acceptance. It's easy to forget that storytelling in games has only been in existence for a little over twenty years. That's just barely a generation.
That's definitely true. But he reminds me kind of like Disney. Certainly mario isn't as popular as Mickey, but surely he's up there?
 

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derelix said:
Casual Shinji said:
Miyamoto is right.

His games are not art.
And I'm sure you could make something much more creative. You just choose not too, right?
Ooh hell yeah, I could make something more creative.

..................If it would be any good is another matter.
 

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Awww, God is a humble man.

Makes me want to be a better person.

Who creates a device that prints money.
 

Space Jawa

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This thread reminds me of why I have such a strong love/hate relationship with "art" in general.
 

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Congrats Miyamoto, you deserve it.

And although I respect your opinions on games I respectfully disagree, I feel that video games are an art form in both the development and the gameplay itself.
 

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Hey, Miyamoto! YOU may have never said the medium was art, but don't fuck up the whole games-as-art movement for the rest of us, especially by following the whole thing up by saying things like "Our imagination and creativity takes us to countless fascinating places were we hope to make new experiences for people of all ages" because, in my own personal definition of "art" the words "imagination," "creativity," "fascinating," and "new experiences" are pretty important.
 

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Art is a very loose term but if it entertains through originality and does what all games should do then I consider it art.
 

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It still doesn't change the fact that

A) they are.

and

B) he's still a big reason why they are.
 

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i belive that someone said that art is made by the people that follow it or somthing like that.
perhaps gamming is an art because the players
 

Koganesaga

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He's an artist no matter what he says, he gave us the beautiful worlds of Zelda, anyone who can do that and says they're not an artist is lying to you.
 

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AWAR said:
Well of course HIS games can't be considered art.
Just shut up.
Miyamoto's games are the definition of the word art.

Super Mario Bros. 3 is perhaps the greatest work of art out there.

They just tend be abstract art XD
 

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twaddle said:
See Shadow of Colosuss and ICO
Thank you for that. Seriously, taking one aspect of a game and making a full game out of it (boss fights/platforming depending on who you ask, and escort quests) as well as making it good, deep, and emotional with minimal dialogue or just about anything is art (as well as the fact that you make it so that it ages well for the most part in an industry where less than a year can see an entire change in standards).