"doesn't get" videogames so they can't be art to him.
Games are "inevitably going to win" says Spector. Adults now are being replaced by gaming ones each generation - we're "very close".
"If we haven't already won, we're inevitably going to win," game designer Spector said. "Videogames are just coming out of the period where I describe them as the medium adults don't get. Roger Ebert is like the adult. He doesn't get it."
"The fact is if we haven't already reached the point where this is true, we're very close to reaching the point where everyone plays games, in the same way that everyone goes to the movies and everyone watches television. We're really at that sort of point where everybody plays games." Yes it's true - we're an unstoppable and sexy juggernaut of fun.
"As younger people grow up and as twenty-somethings have kids and they start gaming – it's not like the twenty-somethings are going to stop playing games when they get to thirty, forty and fifty. We're becoming a mainstream medium where everybody plays."
"Eventually some other thing will come along that I don't get or you don't get and we'll all say, 'Oh, those kids today, that stuff isn't art.' The same thing happened with movies. Go back to the early days of movies. Go back to the early days of the novel, for crying out loud. That can't be art. Go back to the days when people gave Shakespeare a hard time."
Robert Ebert denounced videogaming a while back and claimed it could never be art. His online article caused a furore and after about 4,500 'angry' comments to his piece the film critic U-turned and said it wasn't his place to pass judgement on a medium he doesn't partake of. "Whatever medium adults don't understand can't be art," said Spector.
"Eventually those adults go away and new adults take their place, and some other medium takes the place of the thing that everybody hates. We're coming out of that period now. What Roger Ebert thinks is completely irrelevant."
Smart man that Spector. What medium do you think will 'never be art' to this generation moving on up to adulthood? Maybe puppet shows will make a comeback?