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Ethics and Video Games Podcast

We explore controversial ethical issues about video games (e.g. what should be censored), in video games (e.g. what counts as cheating), and in video game design (e.g. what works to make a game morally interesting). Your hosts are Shlomo Sher, Ph.D. (Philosophy Professor and Video Game Ethicist) and Andy Ashcraft (Veteran Video Game Designer and Professor).

Tracks

Episode 48 – Gaming and the Environment (with Paula Escuadra) 55:58 08/02/2022
Episode 47 – Ethics in Pirating in Video Games (with the Studying Pixels Podcast) 51:54 07/19/2022
Episode 46 - What if Game Companies did good as B-Corps? (with Justin Michaels of ustwo games) 44:27 07/05/2022
Episode 45 - AI Ethics in Video Games (with Gillian Smith) 50:26 06/21/2022
Episode 44 – Why Video Game Companies Need Ethicists! (with Catherine Flick) 52:09 06/07/2022
Episode 43 – What the Research REALLY Says About the Connection Between Video Games + Violence, Addiction, and Sexism! (with Rachel Kowert) 54:18 05/24/2022
Episode 42 - How to be a good Video Game God (with Richard A. Bartle) 60:10 05/10/2022
Episode 41 – Religion, Ethics, & Video Games (with Benjamin J. Chicka) 51:38 04/26/2022
Episode 40 – The Ethics of Video Game Research with Ashley Guajarado and Ann Johnson 58:13 04/12/2022
Episode 39: When/how can microtransactions be exploitative? with Ellie Cohen 64:00 03/29/2022
Episode 38 – Backstabbing ,Scamming, & Treacherous Play (with Marcus Carter) 59:59 03/15/2022
Episode 37 - The Problem with Meritocracy in Video Games (with Chris Paul) 46:57 03/01/2022
Episode 36: Why video games need feminism and feminism needs video games (with Shira Chess) 57:11 02/15/2022
Episode 35 - Is it ever morally wrong to enjoy fantasizing about immoral things? (with Chris Bartel) 61:25 02/01/2022
Episode 34 – How Games Can Make Us More & Less Free (with C. Thi Nguyen) 63:41 01/18/2022
Episode 33: Knights of the Al-Aqsa Mosque’ - An Ethics Review of A Palestinian Liberation Game 46:55 01/04/2022
Episode 32 - What can be done about problems of ethics in multiplayer online games (w/Lucy Sparrow) 54:03 12/21/2021
Episode 31: How Should Intellectual Property Apply To Video Games? (with Jose Zagal) 60:28 12/07/2021
Episode 30: Sexism and the Gamer Identity (with Amanda Cote) 61:56 11/23/2021
Episode 29: “Cancel Culture” in gaming [Ethics News & Bits] 58:50 11/09/2021
Episode 28: China's Kids & Content Warnings in Dating Games [Ethics News and Bits] 57:46 10/26/2021
Episode 27: Covid games & just how do you make a responsible ethical decision? 60:59 10/12/2021
Episode 26: Fairness in Esports with Matti Karhulhti 68:33 09/28/2021
Episode 25 – How Games Make Us Better People with Karen Schrier 60:24 09/14/2021
Episode 24: Video Games and Our Real Bodies with Rob Cover 66:22 09/07/2021
Episode 23: We Design a Game About Criminal Justice 74:06 08/24/2021
Episode 22: Dragon City – An Ethics-Oriented Game Review 65:12 08/16/2021
Episode #21: The Psychology of Moral Encounters in Video Games 76:27 08/10/2021
Episode #20: Teaching Ethics and Video Games 60:23 08/03/2021
Episode 19: The Ethics of Trolling in Games 65:03 07/27/2021