More Reviews
REVIEWS Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping S Review
Mario vs. Donkey King: Tipping Stars is the newest Nintendo puzzler that wants to be played for a long, long time to come.

Resident Evil Revelations 2 -- E Review
In this second chapter we see the "survival" part of "survival horror" come charging into the forefront.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Amplitude (2015) Preview
The music-blasting cult classic returns in glorious HD.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Screamride
Release date: Out Now

Helldivers
Release date: Out Now

BLADESTORM: Nightmare (working title)
Release date: 03/17/15

Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones
Release date: 04/01/15


LATEST FEATURES Don't Miss These Smaller Games at PAX East 2015
PAX East always features smaller projects that are no less exciting, and this year's lineup looks to continue the trend.

15 Criminally Underappreciated Titles in the PS2 Library
The PlayStation 2 turns 15 today! Better get off the road, everyone, because someone's getting a driving permit!

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
A Means to Disseminate Honest-to-God Leaks
By oblivion437
Posted on 02/02/15
Wikileaks, though technically not a wiki, provides an easy means to disseminate information that some find it desirable to share against the wishes of those who find it desirable to keep secret. Aside from the morality of the leaking itself, such a service provides a look into the activities of...

GAMING NEWS

Entertainment Software Association Promotes Ethics-Based Gaming

Posted on Tuesday, October 1 @ 14:00:00 Eastern by


Following the 2013 Games for Change Festival, the Entertainment Software Association (the video game industry's biggest lobbying group) is promoting two games that challenge players with ethical questions in an effort to broaden a player's sense of right and wrong.

Games for Change 2013 Game of the Year Quandary puts players in a space colony where a new civilization can either prosper or die out due to the player's decisions. If you're used to grand strategy games, the example scenario given by the ESA might sound a little timid.

Players might discover that "a tailor is making special alterations for his friends—an action that some colonists complain is dividing the community. As the mediator, players must separate facts from opinions and consider all sides of the citizens' arguments." After making a choice, players will have their decisions judged by a Council of Elders.

The problem with promoting ethics via games like Quandary is that mainstream games have much more compelling scenarios for right-vs-wrong debate. Vigilance 1.0 sounds much more interesting or at least entertaining to play:

Vigilance 1.0 challenges players to catch crimes as they happen in a virtual city. Each time players correctly identify and punish wrongdoings—ranging from physical violence to littering and vagrancy—they receive in-game points, which boost the city's morality score. However, players lose points for accidentally punishing innocent citizens and must carefully consider their decisions before acting.

You can see Vigilance 1.0 in action above. For the full ESA update, click here.
Related Games:   Vigilance
Tags:   ESA, games
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution