I think the debate about Games as Art is pointless. Thankfully, there are other people that think the same. For example, the people at Tale of Tales (The Graveyard, The Path), who held a quite interesting presentation at Festival of Games this June.
Rather then asking the “Are Games Art?” question, they choose to focus on “HOW Can Games Be Art?”. It’s an interesting read, even if it’s a little bit too mean with 90% of the people in the industry. Go read.