1. Does a mod of a game like Mount & Blade or Skyrim or Half-Life 2 threaten its artistic integrity as well? The art is being changed – and not just due to fan pressure, but by fans themselves. The modding community is taking a work of art and changing it, distorting it, and making it in some ways a new work. Their own work.

    We live in an age of mash-ups and online sharing. Fan-made trailers, music videos, and video games are popular and very common. Art still exists.

    — via “‘Game of Thrones’ Mount And Blade Mod In The Works - What Do Mods Say About Video Games As Art?” by Erik Kain

    (Source: forbes.com)