Videogames are art. It’s an immersive medium with compelling visulas. Now are they cinematic? Somewhat. But not entirely. You have books, films, plays, and then there are videogames. You’ll understand if you ever play Mass Effect or Fallout 3.
I guess they can be art, just don’t find them to be my cup of tea. There’s something about them that I see as the kind of filmmaking that people like George Lucas use that bastardizes filmmaking. If you’ve ever seen the making of the Star Wars prequels you’d get what I mean. But that’s just what I feel, may not make any sense but fuck it. I know I used to play those games a whole lot, just not anymore.
And I have played Fallout 3, my little brother is a game fiend, and I can see the art point of view there.