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Roger Ebert's all, "I shouldn't have opened my big mouth. But I'm still right." You may remember that several months ago Ebert claimed that video games aren't and can never be art. That original post garnered over 4,000 comments, most of which Ebert admits were surprisingly reasoned and polite. Today Ebert attempted to close the conversation:
I was a fool for mentioning video games in the first place. I would never express an opinion on a movie I hadn't seen. Yet I declared as an axiom that video games can never be Art. I still believe this, but I should never have said so. Some opinions are best kept to yourself.
He also set up a poll, "Which do you value more: A Great Videogame or 'Huckleberry Finn,' by Mark Twain." Ebert admits that the poll proves nothing, but it's an interesting cultural shift.