In this thread: Kids who know nothing about art and whatever discussions are there to be had.
Put simply, if you consider things to be art, they suddenly are! Oh shit, what a novel concept. There's no grand official committee deciding what is or isn't "art," and really if modernism, etc etc are any indication ANYTHING can be as well art. So yeah, to take an example from another poster, a 4 year old drawing can be just as much "art" as anything anyone else did including but not limited to certain famous Italian painters. Hell look at guys like John Cage or Duchamp. Really now, to anyone serious about the topic (art history, etc) games are just another medium and it's not important if anyone thinks they are or not "art", they just are and that's all that really matters. "Art" itself is a pretty meaningless word in any objective sense, so it's not really to be taken too seriously specially as a label of anything.
So think that ICO is art? Great! Think it isn't? Great!
The important thing is it exists, regardless of anyone's opinion on it.
All the rest is trendy nonsense.