To give a quick opinion on what i feel about Mr. Eberts comment about video games, I would have to stronrly disagree. Video gaming is art, or else what do you call all the digital effects, imaging, designing, everything that goes into a game. Do you think that some people my want to have a choice of what their viewing or how their interacting? I do, I mean come on. I don't feel his opinion is open minded at all. I think it is coming from a old school mentality, which i think he is stuck in.( disagree with some of the movie reviews). Video gaming is a form of art form, just different from film and literature. But at the same time, there are many books that are made into movies, which in turn are then made into video games? Huh?
"To my knowledge, no one in or out of the field has ever been able to cite a game worthy of comparison with the great dramatists, poets, filmmakers, novelists and composers." Ebert quotes. My response to this is no yet. With the new forms of gaming, like NGJ, there are possibilities that games will be considered with some of the great poets, filmmakers, etc. Just hasn't happened yet.