Gah, this topic is irritating me. I need to find the time to write a paper on this.
Long story short: I don't think games are art.
Of course, this is a super controversial idea due to the vague meaning of the word art and the people trying to find new ways to apply it. Urinals, or the act of presenting a urinal at an art showing, should have nothing to do with the Mona Lisa, for instance.
But if games are not art, what are they? I have an idea of what I consider games to be, and I plan to expound on it.
-The Provoked Dragonsdoom