Class 10 – 11/24/17; “Do We Really Need EULA’s?” + “Loot Box Special”
Class 9 – 11/17/17; “News of the Week” + “Highs and Lows of Modern Esports” + “Artificial Intelligence”

Class 9 – 11/17/17; “News of the Week” + “Highs and Lows of Modern Esports” + “Artificial Intelligence”

Video and Slides below. Sound is not always ideal but a remixed version should be coming our way soon. Jon

Class 8 – 11/10/17; “What’s it all about…EULA?” + “What Can Video Games Teach Us About the Future”

News of the Week; November 8, 2017

GAMES Humvee maker sues Activision over ‘Call of Duty’ AM General sues Activision over ‘Call of Duty’ Humvee use: The “Call of Duty” franchise rakes in billions, and AM General wants a piece of the pie. Overwatch devs aim to combat toxicity with a dedicated ‘strike team’ The Trouble with Trailers: Developers have learned to deal […]

Class 7 – 11/3/17; “Cases, Clauses, & Contexts” + “Professional Esports and the Law”

News of the Week; November 1, 2017

GAMES Dev draws flak for making a game about resisting oil pipelines Energy Group Labels Creators Of Video Game As ‘Eco-Terrorists’ Oil lobbyists accuse game of promoting “eco-terrorism”: Thunderbird Strike “an eco-terrorist version of Angry Birds,” says Republican senator Opinion: When Big Oil attacks your game EA shuts down community-led classic Battlefield revival project EA shuts down […]

Class 6 – 10/20/17; “Copyright to Contracts: Consumers & Users As Creators & Connectors” + “Realism in Video Games & Digital Branded Integration”

News of the Week; October 25, 2017

GAMES Slot machine denies Horizon: Zero Dawn DLC trademark – US patent office suspends The Frozen Wilds DLC trademark for similarities to mobile game Frozen Wild ‘Hey dude, do this’: the last resort for female gamers escaping online abuse – In the toxic environment of online gaming, women play incognito, pretend to be male or […]

News of the Week; October 18, 2017

GAMES Blizzard takes Chinese dev to court over alleged mobile Overwatch clone Overwatch hits 35 million players: The player base continues to grow, but it’s slowing Activision patents matchmaking tech that can push players to buy upgrades Activision Patents Matchmaking That Encourages Players To Buy Microtransactions Patent that pushes microtransactions through multiplayer granted to Activision: The “exploratory” […]

Class 5 – 10/13/17; “Connecting Ourselves: Gamer Vulnerability in Virtual Realities” + “Sex, violence & videogames”

Class 5 – 10/13/17; “Connecting Ourselves: Gamer Vulnerability in Virtual Realities” + “Sex, violence & videogames”

In the website introduction to last weeks video (where my presentation had no audible sound) and slides, I said that “Usually there is one glitch a year”. I distinctly remember wondering whether fate was being tempted in that act. Well, whatever believe, this weeks video had some incomprehensible glitches that are still being investigated technically. The […]