The list of controversies revolving around violence in video games is long. But is there anything morally wrong with explicit violence in games? And moreover, where does our the apprehension towards violence in games come from? Join us for a reading of David I. Waddington’s Locating the Wrongness in Ultra-Violent Video Games.
In our side quests, we discuss Microsoft’s DRM policy, the rumours circulating around a new Silent Hill game, and the indirect return of Fortnite to the App Store.
00:09:04 Reading David I. Waddington’s Locating the Wrongness in Ultra-Violent Video Games
Studying Pixels Plus 2. How the ESRB works
01:06:52 Microsoft’s dodgy DRM comes into the limelight, and no-one’s smiling (Martin Robinson)
01:13:13 Konami just “confirmed” the rumors of a new Silent Hill game (Ray Ampoloquio)
01:19:30 After a 2-year absence, ‘Fortnite’ is back on iPhones — but not the App Store (Ben Gilbert)