Weigh In On an Important Debate — in T-Shirt Form

by Darius Kazemi on April 19, 2010

in activism,art

Recent dispatches from Twitter show that film critic Roger Ebort is at it again, staking out his position in the always-important debate of whether games are ert or whether they are not ert.

Fortunately, the Magical Subversions T-shirt collective is here to sell you a shirt no matter which side of the debate you stand on. Hey, it’s all in good fon!

In honor of Mr. Ebort we are also announcing a special sale,


Because true ertists are puverty-stricken, for a limited time you can get a Games Are (Not) Ert shirt for as little as $15.99!


Saul Abreu April 20, 2010 at 7:07 pm

So this is where that shirt came from. I’d noticed it when you were talking to our team for a bit (Random Encounter – Custodial Carnage). I’d weigh in that they can be and several games prove that. Art, science, and business are not mutually exclusive. Their goals are unrelated, but not necessarily contradictory.

It’s an industry of designers, producers, artists, and programmers – apologies to anyone not represented. It’s inherently creative and can be emotive. It has a structure and methodologies. We’re used to binary but I’ll have to take a third option here. ^^()

Nick Kippes April 22, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Ok, now “ert” makes sense. That’s been bugging me since you spoke to our teams in final project. I think that given more time and proper representation, video games will eventually be considered an art form by the majority of the general public. Nevertheless, these shirts are that much more funny now.

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