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Ethics and Video Games Podcast


Apr 6, 2021

In 2005 Atomic Games decided to do what no other game company to date had done: to produce a major-release game about a real battle in an ongoing war.  They spent 4 years making it, but they’re announcement about soon to be released game led to angry public outcry.  Their distributor backed up.  The game and the company that made it were done.  That game, “6 Days in Fallujah”, serves as an excellent reminder about the moral challenges of making games that touch on important issues about the real world. 

 

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Hosted by Shlomo Sher, Ph.D. and Andy Ashcraft

Production by Carmen Elena Mitchell

Music and graphics by Daniel Sher