Try our new beta!Click here
60°
Submitted by gamingfurever 1159d ago | opinion piece

Ethics in Videogames: You're Doing It Wrong

The question of ethics in video games is one that we think has been resolved by companies such as Bioware and their 'morality engines' in game. However, this is only an illusion.

The approach to Ethics in the stories of videogames is, also, positively Kantian; it drops all context. Game companies claim to have successfully addressed the issue with their 'wheel of morality' system-- in dialog trees, you can usually choose between two options at important junctures. Each option has a different moral posture. In this, Bioware implies, we have finally managed to include ethical dimensions. Except that this isn't quite so. (BioWare, Culture, Industry)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

Far Cry Primal Gets Tons of Fantastic Gameplay, Ultra-Detailed 3D Models of Jayma

13m ago - Ubisoft just released the recording of a broadcast for Far Cry Primal, showing a lot of awesome-l... | PC
30°

Rogue Stormers Is Like ‘Rogue Legacy With Guns’ | Hardcore Gamer

16m ago - Rogue Stormers is a 2D, side-scrolling multiplayer shooter with twin stick controls. While not to... | PC
Ad

List of PS4 Games that are coming out this month

Now - Looking for a new game for your PS4? Head over to our release calendar and see what is coming out this month. | Promoted post
40°

Ubisoft’s TrackMania Turbo Comes to PC, PS4, and XBO March 22 in North America

20m ago - If you aren’t into the more realistic racing series (Driveclub or Forza) but are looking for some... | PC
30°

New Trailer for ‘Marvel Avengers Academy’ Celebrates Launch

21m ago - TinyCo and Marvel have teamed up to bring MARVEL Avengers Academy to an app store near you. Both... | iPhone
30°

Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow (3DS) Hands-On Preview | NWR

22m ago - NWR: Curtis catches a case of nostalgia while going back to the craze that started it all. I... | 3DS