The way that you get an art form taken seriously is not be giving it a free pass but by subjecting it to real critical review.
Fredfrik deBoer, “The video game media is garbage and #gamergate is hot garbage”
The style of programming in a game is still very different from that in any other sphere of development. … It draws techniques from a huge range of different sources, but almost without exception modifies them beyond resemblance.
Artificial Intelligence for Games, Second Edition
The basic transaction we make with games is to agree to behave as if achieving victory is important, to let the objective guide our behavior in the game. There’s little point, after all, in playing a game without making that basic commitment
Greg Costikyan, “I Have No Words & I Must Design”
I noticed I still had a copy of Inside COM on my shelf the other day. I guess I held on to it because I fondly remember COM as a simple and elegant technology that had the potential to be the vehicle of true Component-Based Software Development, or at least give C++ developers a usable Application Binary Interface that it still lacks to this very day.