PS5 Voice Chats Can Be Recorded and Sent to Sony

PS5 Voice Chats Can Be Recorded and Sent to Sony

In Sony’s own words: “Following this update, users are seeing a notification about Party Safety and that voice chats in parties may be recorded. Voice chat recording for moderation is a feature that will be available on PS5 when it launches, and will enable users to record their voice chats on PS5 and submit them […]

Are hardware mods akin to in-game mods?

Are hardware mods akin to in-game mods?

The Verge recently posted an article on how to modify an Xbox One controller into a throttle-and-stick setup with 3-D printed parts to make it easier to play Microsoft Flight Simulator. In last week’s class we discussed unauthorized in-game mods; for example, mods created in Nintendo’s Animal Crossing by hackers. If a game developer takes […]

Video game stars are the new(ish) target of predatory management contracts, but are those contracts illegal?

Video game stars are the new(ish) target of predatory management contracts, but are those contracts illegal?

See Cecilia D’Anastasio’s exposé in WIRED: https://www.wired.com/story/streaming-video-game-star-management-industry/