Video Games Get Some Artistic Recognition

Because of a ruling by the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts, video games are now legally considered to be an art form. This step could give video game developers extra funding, although it's reportedly only available to art projects that "enhance the public good" and "those willing to make beautiful content and give it away for free."

It also comes as a welcome response to those who disagreed with Roger Ebert's controversial statement that "video games can never be art," along with the "Art of Video Games" exhibit that the Smithsonian is currently putting together for next year.

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