From The article:
"Call me the minister of video games if you want — I am proud of this,” the minister, Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres, said in an interview last month. “People have looked down on video games for far too long, overlooking their great creativity and cultural value.
Video games are not a mere commercial product,” he insisted. “They are a form of artistic expression involving creation from script writers, designers and directors."
.. and programmers.. nonetheless, nice one Renaud! Let's see who else is brave enough to follow suit. Link via /.