Arts and Culture

Pay to Play?

Posted on: Tue 19 Sep 2017

From Pong to Portal, video games have come a long way. When executed well, they are an all-encompassing art form that blend music, visual art, theatre, and unique interactive storytelling to immerse players in whole new worlds.

Unfortunately, there are developers out there who use this medium to profit from trapping users in patterns of addiction.

Doctoral candidate Josh Krook is critical of the methods video game organisations are using to snare their users into paying for addiction. He joined Casey and Sam in the studio to discuss the issues presented by video games.

Produced by Casey Tonkin
Image sourced from pexels


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