I figure before anything else I should link that article. Since it is pretty much the only reason I'm writing anything right now. Mr. Ben "Yahtzee" Crowshaw, an idle for nerds to follow, and a man who can talk about games as art and all that more eloquently than I could ever dream.
I know most of you who read this couldn't care less about videogames but you should at least skim that article. It brings up some good points. Yeah...posting that link here will get that article about as much exposure as tossing it into a gutter.