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Ethics and Video Games Podcast

Jun 7, 2022

Game companies have lawyers to tell them how to operate within the law.  They have accountants and data analysts to tell them what is and is not profitable.  But it’s very rare for them to consult with an ethicist about the morality of their games or operations.  Well, we think that’s unfortunate and shortsighted. ...

Jul 6, 2021

Gamers and non-gamers alike have plenty of complaints about the ways game companies supposedly act irresponsibly. But in this episode, we’re going BIGGER than that! 

We’re going to look at 4 ideas about what any corporation is responsible for and apply these to today’s game companies.  Which idea is right and how...

Jun 8, 2021

It’s one thing to design a game where the player is forced to make moral choices, and another to systemize those choices so that they’re collectively integrated within the game somehow.  To take a bunch of different moral decisions in a game and treat them as if they’re related, comparable, or calculable requires...

Jun 1, 2021

How does consent come into play in the world of gaming? 

We look at how the idea of player consent works within the RPG table-top role playing community and explore this idea of consent in terms of how you treat players might be applied to video games.