The Strong Museum of Play
, and many other toy museums just like it, invalidate this entire argument. There are many people who appreciate toys and video games enough to display them as works of fine art. Children may not appreciate their toys or video games as fine art, but oftentimes when they grow up they look back on them fondly. Many people keep their old toys displayed on shelves, replay their old video games, or even scour the internet to find the same toys and games they once had which became lost or broken.
Further, not all works of fine art are meant to only be viewed under lock and key; there are also many examples of art which are meant to be played with, called "interactive art."
There are interactive art museums which allow visitors to do things such as create their own music, work their way through mazes, or even put on live performances.
Video games are interactive art which can be taken home and enjoyed; players can explore new worlds, create anything imaginable, and even make their own games within video games. The world of art is no longer limited to simply being viewed.