Tag: criticism

Variety.com Reviews Metroid Prime 3, Fails

Video Game Media Watch criticises Variety.com’s review of Nintendo’s latest Metroid game: I’m not familiar with the reviewer, Tom Chick, and I probably won’t become familiar with him, either. While he’s done his homework and he possesses some knowledge of the franchise, the reader can’t really tell if this is through true experience or more of a Wikipedia job. While…

Question to Ebert

Erik over at The Ideal World blogs about Roger Ebert’s visit to the University of Colorado, where Ebert was a speaker on the panel “Are Video Games Art?”: First I set up my question by establishing a bit of a middle ground. I don’t believe the game itself is art, I believe video games simply contain art (or are used…

Culture Clash: The War of Art

In this month’s edition of Matthew Sakey’s column, Culture Clash, he rebutts film critic Roger Ebert’s assertion that games cannot be art. Ebert’s commentary caused quite a bit of stir in the games community a few months ago. Ebert said: I believe books and films are better mediums… Because I have recently seen classic films by Fassbinder, Ozu, Herzog, Scorsese…