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Unread postby icycalm » 04 Nov 2019 01:02

https://warosu.org/lit/thread/S14100754#p14105278

Anonymous wrote:>>OP
It's a mistake to compare the artistic merit of video games directly with the merits of literature or film or other kinds of artistic expression, because they're a different kind in their own right. They make use of the other kinds and configure them under a new expressive drive—that of interaction—for a new value-drive system of expression. The only person who understands how to evaluate this whole debacle is icycalm, and pic related is the list of games he's so far publicly deemed as "video game art." If you are interested in learning more then go read his stuff.

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Unread postby icycalm » 05 Jun 2021 11:15

https://arch.b4k.co/v/thread/558268621/

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unironically this


https://arch.b4k.co/v/thread/558268621/#558278470

>>558268621
icycalm settled this but these threads will carry on like he never existed because the truth hurts.


Isn’t it interesting that the truth that videogames are the ultimate artform and even art itself hurts people who are supposed to love videogames?

But when your favorite game is “indie” or some simplistic shit, you don’t love videogames. You just love a particular simplistic genre, and often not even that. Hence the pain when confronted with reality and the order of rank.
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Re: Praise for Insomnia

Unread postby icycalm » 13 Feb 2022 18:45

https://arch.b4k.co/v/thread/588468480/#588474819

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>>588473936
icycalm realised all of this a decade ago and far more lucidly and /v/ rejected him.


Wait another decade until they catch a whiff of what I am realizing now.
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Re: Praise for Insomnia

Unread postby icycalm » 11 Jul 2022 22:33

https://twitter.com/cats75771241/status ... 0444711936

cats @cats75771241 wrote:I think it's quite explicable. Spiritual serfs getting it in their heads that the "creative" is a job to be worked at for prestige. It's Icycalm's "artfaggots".


https://twitter.com/wasnotwhynot/status ... 5915010048

wasnotwhynot @wasnotwhynot wrote:coming of age with braid gave me false expectations for what the videogame mainstream was shifting toward, another thing j-blow will pay for


https://twitter.com/wasnotwhynot/status ... 5533350920

wasnotwhynot @wasnotwhynot wrote:we’re living in icycalm’s world now. the outside, the presence of critique, the specter of the artgame, victoriously devalued by nostalgia
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