Sorry, but I just don't consider myself nice enough NOT to do this and say I told you so.
Ebert's old, and speaking mostly out of ignorance, across a vast generation gap at that. Reality snatching away his voice should tell us all something meaningful (i.e. like ignore him!). Whether or not he's just playing an ass (to make some insipid point) or is just THAT dense is irrelevant now. Let's once again (LIKE I SAID THE FIRST 10,000 times) act off the assumption that games are art, and move light years past a tired and useless semantic argument!