Roger Ebert Says He Was Foolish to Trash Video Games

By July 3, 2010March 24th, 2020Newswires

Roger Ebert Says He Was Foolish to Trash Video Games

By Krystal Clark

World famous film critic and author Roger Ebert has done something rare — he’s apologized for his opinion. He recently came under fire for some statements he made about video games and whether or not they should be considered art. As you can imagine his outlook on the medium isn’t that great but after fanboys across the web caught wind of his negative attitude he quickly changed his tune. See what he had to say…


Here’s what Ebert originally wrote about video games not being art:

“One obvious difference between art and games is that you can win a game. It has rules, points, objectives, and an outcome. Santiago might cite an immersive game without points or rules, but I would say then it ceases to be a game and becomes a representation of a story, a novel, a play, dance, a film. Those are things you cannot win; you can only experience them.

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