I've put on 140 hours combined into Fallout 3 and Fallout:New Vegas in the last few months. Anybody that claims that computer games cannot be art hasn't played either of them.
Hi Dunc. o people say they can't be art? I have as much experience with games as I do with clarinet, and even I know that they have graphic design, music, sound design, character design, world-building and plotting. The programming itself would be an art too.
Aside from playing Tetris until my hands hurt, I also remember watching some friends playing Leisure Suit Larry back in the day, but they kept hogging it and I never got a go. It all struck me as kind of arbitrary anyway.