April 19, 2010 8:00 AM | Eric Caoili
While Roger Ebert and offended gamers argue over whether video games can ever be art, Italian interactive multimedia association AIOMI has produced "Mona Lisa Duck", a short movie demonstrating how art can be video games.
Here, an art museum attendee admires Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa before picking up a Zapper plugged into the frame and shooting down ducks flying in the background. The video's directors respectfully chose not to have the Mona Lisa laugh at players with terrible aim (though her enigmatic smile might be just as infuriating to frustrated players).
Obviously, this isn't the heavily guarded original painting exhibited at the Louvre, as that one is protected with bulletproof glass; you'd need much more than the NES lightgun to shoot down any Duck Hunt enemies flying around that painting.