Are games art?
If you are British, you should now be playing the theme from the Take Hart gallery in your mind. If you are American, or otherwise Colonial - I don't know. Some of these have got big old watermarks on them and all are in low-res... and that's because we've got something bloody exciting planned for, umm, later. Just watch this space okay? Good. Look and enjoy!
Look again. We asked our readers to interpret videogames finest hours in the style of some of the great artists. Well, we didn’t really. We actually asked for something else, but it mutated into this.
Kicking things off in fine, if low-culture, style there. Talking of which, here’s Mario.
Disturbing. And brilliant. One for the wankbank next…
But enough of the fanboy fantasy, this is what it’s all about...
Oh, alright then, maybe just a bit of fanboy fantasy… Don’t ask what happened to Venus, you may not like the answer. It was at this point that Smaggers was struck by some serious inspiration.
Who the fuck is that? I have no idea, but it still works…
Genius. One for Ely there.
Who’s the hero now?
Isn’t it about time that Nintendo experimented with a few different styles?
Van Gogh didn’t talk much either.
Just when you think that Smaggers is having all the fun here.
Smaggers and No Name clearly drawing on the same inspiration here.
Bonus points for including a scene from WWE 1066 in there…
Smaggers extends his range. At this rate, he’ll be outside nailing bits of shed together next.
Oof. She is going to be in for a nasty surprise in a minute.
Yeah, we know that Snappy Snaps do the same thing with pictures of children. This is better.
Gordon obviously doesn’t laugh.
MadHippo reminds us that art can also be badly animated dayglo.
One more for the wan… Oh, hang on.
Jon butts in late with this masterpiece. Bonus points for the first person to, Banksy-style, break into the Tate and do this for real.
And, to finish off, Smaggers delivers this killing blow. If you don’t want this on your wall, then I'm not entirely sure you belong here…