Updated: Even a false piece in Forbes about the PS4 can increase dogmatism.
Often when gaming makes its way into the mainstream, the story is misguided, sensational, and revolves around fear. A recent viral Forbes piece about the PS4 and Daesh hits all three, misrepresenting the situation and perpetuating dogmatic villainization.
We need scripted gaming to teach lessons.
A recent article in PC Gamer magazine claims that scripted set pieces in gaming are vanishing to make way for open worlds. I certainly hope that’s not the case, not if we still intend to tackle deep issues with gaming.
Call of Duty’s “No Russian” is more than “shooting up an airport.”
Intelligame’s founding premise is that we shouldn’t fear taking gaming seriously. Perhaps that’s why Kotaku’s recent article about the “No Russian” mission in Modern Warfare 2 bothers me…or, more specifically, its title.