The first question that Bogost starts his book off with is “Are video games art?”. I think that this is a very interesting question and I think that what people consider art is a pretty controversial topic. Personally, I am on the fence when it comes to my opinion of whether I think video games are art or not. I know that it takes a lot of effort and time to create a video game (especially with the graphics they use today). However, I never would have considered it a work of art. Bogost says that art is “hardly a fixed and uncontroversial topic” (11) and it is this quote that made me begin to realize that just because video games may not be what we think of when we hear the word “art”, that does not mean that they could not be considered art. Some video games, like the proceduralist video games that Bogost talked about, represent something (a feeling, situation, etc) the same way a painting would. This is the reason part of me believes that video games can be considered art. Art is a way to express a feeling or situation so if a video game does that, why couldn’t it be considered art? In a later chapter, Bogost discusses something called Kitsch. I looked up some of Kinkade’s work and was amazed. I spent a lot of time on Orisinal.com playing all of the games (they are really cute and fun). I thought that these games and also the other examples he used (like diner dash) could definitely be considered this form of art.