Esben Stien wrote:
Gee, I clearly don't want to discount the skills of a gamer. I've been
in the business of video game development since 1982, I know the
business and those who play games. I also went to music school and am
classically trained. I won't elaborate any more on my background, it
sounds too crass ;-)
I'm sure you'll all agree that there is quite a bit of skill to learning
a musical instrument. There's no argument here, right.
But, the art of expressing a piece of music with the skills one has
toiled many years to acquire is clearly not the same as the skills
acquired playing a video game(s) and the act of playing the game.
Perhaps people are mixing the definition of "skills" with the true
meaning of "art". They are not the same.
Then I ask: what art are you expressing when playing a game?
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