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Ethics and Video Games Podcast

Apr 20, 2021

Yeah, we know the question may sound silly.  But, like tobacco, video games can be addictive.  Moreover, some video games are made in ways that are designed to manipulate their customers into addictive behavior, so that they want to play more, so that they can be monetized more.  Doesn’t that sound like the historical misdeeds of tobacco?  And like tobacco, video game addiction has killed.  How far does the analogy go?


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

Production by Carmen Elena Mitchell

Music and graphics by Daniel Sher