Quantcast
Clive Barker calls Roger Ebert on his crap - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Clive Barker calls Roger Ebert on his crap


5:08 PM on 09.26.2007
Clive Barker calls Roger Ebert on his crap photo



Clive Barker was one of my literary heroes long before he entered the gaming universe. Rarely is such a perverse and twisted individual simultaneously intelligent and beautifully spoken, but Clive's no stranger to this mixture. Not one to take rubbish lying down, Barker addressed Roger Ebert on the Digital Trends podcast, saying:

"[Ebert's] a pompous, arrogant old man, and he's not going to stop us from making games or enjoying them or... making them art."

Praise the Gods for this man. This remark is not the first of its kind, following a letter Barker penned to Ebert after his claim that games are not art and Ebert's publicly posted reply. Barker passionately supports the positive end of the games as art argument, especially in this tidbit from the podcast:

"If you walk into the National Gallery in London, you are presented with masterpieces of impressionism and glorious Dutch miniatures and so on... countless styles and forms of genius represented. One day it'll be like that for games... and we will be looking at these things the way we look at the great animated cartoons of Disney."

That's a point of view sure to be argued to death, but I love the beauty of the idea. As it is, games are already interpreted in many different types of art forms from paint to craft. It's not just the work of enthusiasts that populate this genre, but also artists that see the history of games for what it is: A rich resource for all types in inspiration, from 8-Bit to Modernism. Cheers to Barker for his passion and courage on the topic. Maybe we'll get lucky enough to see Ebert have his innards chewed out by Cenobites in a Barker painting in the future.

[Via GameDaily - Thanks John]





Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Survival Horror

1:00 PM on 09.30.2014
I had a good time watching Monsterum scare people

I talked yesterday about how horror games are difficult to demo at a convention; you need to block out so much noise and activity around you to be really immersed in what you're playing. Team Junkfish had no such problems as...more



7:00 PM on 09.29.2014
Playing Alien: Isolation on a convention floor isn't the best idea

Demoing a game like Alien: Isolation at a convention such as EGX or PAX has always been problematic since horror works best when there's time for quieter moments between the scares. There has to be a period of tension buildin...more



1:00 PM on 09.29.2014
Horror title Noct reaches its Kickstarter funding goal, Greenlit on Steam

Noct, a 2D top-down multiplayer survival horror game that blends arcade combat with RPG survival elements has recently met and exceeded its Kickstarter funding goal of $20,000 CAD and has been Greenlit on Steam. The game's b...more



View all Survival Horror






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more