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Are games art?! This one definitely is! The Artist is Present is a Sierra-style recreation of the famed performance piece of the same name by artist Marina Abramovic at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Have the experience only a lucky few have ever had! Stare into Marina Abramovic’s eyes! Make of it what you will! Just like art!
You can do it Sisyphus! Be the boulder! Keep on rollin’! Don’t stop! Never give up! No retreat! No surrender! No end in sight! Just delicious Greek torment as far as the eye can see and as fast as the fingers can type!
Bip! Bip! Bip! Boop! Everyone loves PONG! So everyone loves thirty six PONGS even more! Work those learning muscles with EDUTAINMENT PONG! Get serious with SERIOUS PONG! Shoot a laser gun in LASER PONG! Play PONG in PONG PONG! And many more!
Sure, great works of cinema are great! But aren’t they missing something?! Yes! They’re missing tanks! Move over Orson Welles! Move over Robert DiNiro! These tanks are ready for their close-up!
It’s happening! Again! The Artist Is Present! You are present! The artist is you! Put on your red dress and sit in the famous chair! Lock eyes with your audience! Be there now!
Fly like an eagle! Climb every mountain! Reach for the stars! I mean apple! Empty your opponent’s bathtub just before they get in!
It’s pushing! It’s running! It’s reaching! It’s suffering! It’s five ancient greek punishments for the effort of one! It’s everything!
Type! Type the boulder up the hill! Type the eagle away from your liver! Type, damn you! It’s Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing in the depths of Hades! Feel the burn of your repetitive strain injuries!
Torment characters from Greek mythology! Forever! Push Sisyphus back down the hill! Peck out Prometheus’s liver! Withhold the apple from Tantalus! Albert Camus said we must imagine Sisyphus happy! So the boulder must be even happier! Right?!
Sssnakes can do anything! Sssubdue colossssssi! Ssstamp passssssportsss! Sssweep minesss! Ssscore goalsss! Ssstop missssssiles! Circumvent ghossstsss! Ssswwoop through World 1-1! Go sssnakesss!
Watch the computer struggle against the chains it put itself in! Watch the computer try to drink the water it moves out of reach! Watch the computer push a rock up a hill and knock it down again! In a joyful infinite loop! One must imagine CPU Sisyphus happy!
Life is meaningless! Maybe you need some kind of ism to attempt to ward off the inevitable and unavoidable despair! Here, have some isms made of snakes! Life is still meaningless but now you have a bunch of snakes as well! Thank me later!
You’ve always wanted to be a chess master! But you aren’t one! Are you! Now you can at least look like one! Pretend you’re playing chess! Make moves! Act like you feel things! Smirk! Frown! Weep! Chess!
It’s Greek punishment! Again! Push a rock up a hill! Again! Try to drink the water! Again! Struggle against your chains! Again! It’s all the same! But everything is different!
There’s a great novelist inside all of us! Especially you! You just need to get started! Write! Read! Write-read! What is that?! Find out!
Independent games! Cloned! In a way! All the fun with none of the features! Hot topics! ‘Sex’! ‘Death’! ‘Art’! ‘Alternate Dimensions’! ‘Golf’! Bricks! Balls! Paddles! Breakout!
A series of gunshots.
What’s better than breaking out?! BREAKSING OUT! Breaks out to your heart’s content in these wonderful variants of your old family friend! Snake it up in SNAKEOUT! Feel the love in GHOST BREAKOUT! Experience the future of entertainment in BREAKOUT VR! Or have a meaningful cultural experience with РАЗРАЗИТЬСЯ!
When is an international sporting event symbolising European unity and goodwill not an international sporting event symbolising European unity and goodwill?! When you’ve been arbitrarily detained by the Azerbaijan government!
You want to break free! You want to! Break free! If a ball hits a brick in a game, does it make a noise?! Sure sounds like it!
It’s a game! In a painting! On a wall! In a gallery! In a game! Or something! Marvel as you once again confront that most boring question! Are games art?! Is art some kind of a damn game to you?!
You can have anything you want! All using the power of your mind! Romanov tried to hide it! But now you’ve got it! Don’t wait! MANIFEST your destiny today!
Get! Avoid! Avoid! Get! Get get avoid get! It’s the stunning culmination of every game you’ve ever played! You don’t have to like it but you can’t avoid it! Got it?!
Imagen Seinfeld was never canceled and still NBC comedy program today?! Could there be a webgame about the Junior Mint episode?! Could you play as Jerry or Kramer?! Yes! A thousand times yes!
Are you drowning right now?! Don’t do that! Or maybe you could just let yourself go! Slip beneath the waves! But no! Life is a struggle! You’ve just got to want it enough!