“Money, wealth could be use for its intended and recognised real world application not to extend your health, with the associatory cost/benefit decision-making process, to conserve your resource to utilise and bargain for at a later date or consume in the here and now and enjoy the brief satisfaction found.” Continue reading Financial Incentive and Reward in Video Games: Part One -The vaults of history.
“Freemium Gaming, the dirty little secret of the console connoisseur’s repertoire, a shameless exploitation of the worst aspects of a person’s character targeting the desire to succeed at a literal cost trapping the user within a un winning cycle of endless repetition. In their current iteration on occasion they are closer to licensed and themed gambling machines as opposed to their premium equivalency on the latest generation of consoles and dedicated gaming rigs” Continue reading A Discussion on Freemium Gaming
“Today marked a significant shift in the digital culture with the passing of Article 13 within the European Union, legislation designed to limit and control the release and availability of copyrighted and created content on social media platforms. Fundamentally it changes the perception and approach from Government towards these technology companies once viewed as platforms, digital utility firms unaccountable for content on their platforms and effectively passing any accountability to the user.” Continue reading Platform or Publisher? (EU) Decide – Article 13 and its repercussions
“With continual, living world games today that continue to change and adapt to audience feedback in order to continue to generate income there is always temptation to remove any contentious items or areas to provide as smooth and encompassing an experience as you can. Why, ultimately I would defend a title such as this, yes there are contentious and controversial issues but it is a work of art, whether you consider gaming to be art is itself open to debate, and as such deserves to be judged, analysed, critiqued but ultimately accepted as the artistic vision of its creators.” Continue reading Resident Evil 5: 10th Anniversary Retrospective.
“if we adopt a mentality of viewing these titles entirely through the prism of Western sensibilities and the Overton window of mainstream agreement we open ourselves to live and reside entirely within the filter bubble of our own intellectual beliefs without ever truly challenging our mindset and convictions. Equally as dangerous a precedent I would argue to adopt.” Continue reading DOA 6: Overt Sexualisation or Socially Political Controversy?