Clive Barker Calls Roger Ebert a Pompous, Arrogant Old Man
When it comes to smackdowns, it doesn’t get better than video game related confrontations.
As some of you may have read, there has been a recent feud between Clive Barker and Roger Ebert, with Barker defending video games as art, and Ebert attacking them. Things have calmed down for a few months, but Barker let go once again in the latest Digital Trends Podcast.
“[Ebert's] a pompous, arrogant old man, and he’s not going to stop us from making games or enjoying them or… making them art,” Barker said in the podcast.
Really, how can you not get behind the guy? It would be great to have more of this attitude out there so that the way the world views and experiences video games could continue to be transformed into something more than just a medium for entertainment.
Undeniably, there have been so many gamers out there, myself included, who have been moved by gaming experiences, Halo parties and tea-bagging excluded, of course. So I have to say, rock out with your talk out, Barker.