My response to Roger Ebert

Here's my two cents, I'll keep it short: Art is subjective, so I will accept that video games will never be art to you. That isn't uncommon to your generation, but in 20 years time, when that generation is dead, dieing, or senile, the gamers of today will be in the same position you are in now; dictating to the young what art is while telling them their "new thing" will never be it, even should that thing just be a bastardization of our own tropes. History repeats itself, and the defense of an empirical definition of art is futile because people and ideas will continue to change.