I have to admit, I hate the "Are games art" debate. The only arguments in gaming that bother me more are console wars. Its basically an argument of semantics rather than games themselves. And lo and behold, as I was coming up with ideas to give my two cents on the whole issue so I can finally put it past me, the Game Overthinker posted a new video pretty much stating everything that needs to be said much better than I could.
Just replace every "Super Mario Bros 3" with "Jet Set Radio Future" ; )