1) If you want to make art, you will make it on the PC. Why compromise your art and make games on the inferior PS3 console?
2) I sincerely hope games become an art form. The problem is it isnt there yet. The popular games today are incredibly violent, shallow, and aimed almost entirely at 15-25 year old males. God of War is a great example, as is Gears of War. In fact, any game where you go out and kill hundreds if not thousands of bad guys, beat "bosses" and ultimately "win" are pretty much not art. They're young male fantasies, like Spider Man or Dragon Ball Z -- shallow action stuff intended to be "cool."
If this were a serious art form, educated adults would be playing these games, and by and large, they're not. The games you love are played mostly by teenagers and 23 year olds. Adults ARE playing the Wii, however, which basically suggests you have it backwards.
For 15 years, video games have made almost no progress in capturing the adult, educated market market. Now, with the Wii, they are. What this suggests is that the Wii has a chance to be an art form, and it's the Playstation brand (and Gamecube, and Xbox, and N64, and any other brand that failed to capture the adult market) that is failing to be art.
Your Mona Lisa example is a great one, because it almost entirely annihilates your position. How many teenage boys do you know that are profoundly interested in Renaissance-era art? Classical painting of any kind? I've known maybe one or two. It's a serious art form, and it's almost entirely dominated by well educated adults. By contrast, the top games on the PS and 360 (Metal Gear, Gears of War, God of War, Killzone) are almost entirely avoided by adults, and largely played by teenagers, especially male ones. This suggests that what you call "art" isn't really art at all -- it's just a young male fantasy.
for one. I love Dragon Ball Z and cant wait till Bandai gets the license for the franchise like its supposed to in 2008 so theres a DBZ game on the PS3 =]
How can you say it isnt art? Every character is sculpted then re-sculpted into a program then slowly modeled into a full moving creature. Textures are created in photoshop. The music for the game is written and specifically tuned to that part of the game.
Honestly I really dont understand why adults avoid games like God of War or Final Fantasy in which have story lines that are enjoyable to follow through with and see what happens. Games like Wii Play are basically like board games, no real depth to it. It can be fun to play but after a while you realize nothing else will happen. Oh wait you can unlock a diamond ball. After that theres really nothing to do. The main reason why the Wii is so popular is because like DDR you are forced to move your body and lose wait and unfortunately theres so many people who are to lazy to just eat less and go to a gym think its the greatest diet thing there is and the media basically made it so thats what most people think the greatest part of it is. My friend's grandma bought herself a Wii, why? just for Wii Sports. Why? because it lets her work out. Does she plan on buying any more games? no, not even Wii Play. How many more people around the world are there that has the same mindset? who knows, probably quite a bit since for how many consoles have been sold software sales are lower then they should be.