This is an ongoing discussion, but there is an idea that games can be art.
Now, when people have this discussion, they're not talking about the fact that games look good or not (because that's not actually what art is about), but rather whether games have the kind of deeper meanings that people who are so inclined to get philosophical about art can get stuck into... or to put it simply, the question is whether there's enough artistic merit to the themes of games that people can legitimately study them to the same depth that people could study, say, literature, at universities and the like.
There are some journalists out there that insist that games are not art. Just last week Jonathan Jones claimed as such in a brief article on The Guardian: http://www.theguardi....ideo-games-art
So that's the question I'd like to ask - do you believe that games have artistic merit (beyond the visuals, I'm talking theme and philosophy), or do you think that games are entertainment, and entertainment alone (like a sport, for instance)?