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Ethics and Video Games Podcast

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...


Aug 24, 2021

This is the second episode in our "Andy and Shlomo design a game" series.  In this game, we want to tackle the issue of crime and punishment.  That’s right, we want to make a game dealing with the complex ethical questions around how we treat criminals.


Aug 16, 2021

In this episode we’ll be walking through a game, in this case ‘Dragon City’ a free-to-play game by Socialpoint games through an ETHICAL lens.  It’s a game review, but instead of talking about fun or value or quality, we’ll just be talking about certain game features that might be morally problematic.  These...