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Ethics and Video Games Podcast

Oct 12, 2021

How can you responsibly design a game about an ongoing tragedy like the corona-19 pandemic?  How can you make ANY moral decision responsibly?  In this episode we introduce a step-by-step approach to think through any ethical decision – using the creation of a game based on the corona pandemic as our example.


Sep 28, 2021

Esport is in some ways similar to traditional sport competitions, but in other ways is a totally new kind of enterprise.  In this episode we chat with Dr. Matti Karhulati, who researches esports, about some of the unique concerns about fairness that arise in competitive gaming.

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Sep 14, 2021

When people talk about games and ethics, it’s almost always about potential moral problems with gaming – things like violence, sexism, and addiction.  It’s almost as if games couldn’t do anything good for the world other than just be fun.  But video games can also provide us with great opportunities for becoming...


Sep 7, 2021

We’re used to thinking about games as fantasy worlds we escape to, while leaving our bodies behind.  In this traditional perspective of gaming, video games liberate us from our bodies and free us to be anyone and anything.  But, is that really the case? 

In this episode we speak with Dr. Rob Cover, who rejects...


Episode 24: Video Games and Our Real Bodies

Aug 31, 2021

We’re used to thinking about games as fantasy worlds we escape to, while leaving our bodies behind.  In this traditional perspective of gaming, video games liberate us from our bodies and free us to be anyone and anything.  But, is that really the case?  In this episode we speak with Dr. Rob Cover, who rejects this...